Executive Director Kenny Blank of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Photo: Jenni Girtman
Photo: Jenni Girtman

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival gets $50K grant, announces anchor venue

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival has been awarded a $50,000 grant to expand its impact in metro Atlanta. 

The yearlong grant will support general operating costs for the independent nonprofit arts organization, which was founded in 2000 and offers programs year-round. 

The award coincides with the festival’s decision to use the new Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center as an anchor venue in order to accommodate larger audiences, a press release said. 

Kenny Blank, AJFF executive director, said he is proud to be chosen for the “prestigious grant.”

“A milestone in the history of AJFF, this financial support represents an important endorsement of our mission, artistic vitality, and stature among Atlanta’s arts nonprofits,” Blank said in a statement. 

The 19th annual festival will run from Feb. 6 to 26

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta grant program is designed to provide funding to help support and maintain the mission of nonprofits in the 23-county Atlanta area. The festival’s grant is being funded by the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund.

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