Some of the parties, Q&As, and other fun at recent AJFF events.

The festival is coming soon!

The festival schedule will be posted by early October when passes and tickets go on sale.

Key information

What?  Great films, programs with cast members, fun parties, opportunities to socialize with festival goers.


  • Opening Night: Thursday, November 2nd.
  • November 4th and 5th.
  • November 11th and Closing Night: November 12th.

Where?  At the Dell Jewish Community Center (Dell JCC) in Northwest Austin. 

Many (but not all) films will be available online in our virtual section which will run from Nov. 13-19.


  • Become a supporter.  Several different levels are available with different benefits, OR
  • Buy a Festival pass (festival access only) or a Combo pass (access to the festival AND AJFF365 events for a full 12 months), OR
  • Buy tickets to individual film events.

For all events, enter through the main building (J).  Once past the front desk, you will find our box office in the Jennifer & David Kaufman Family Living Room.

Our main screen will be in the Gloria & Harvey Evans Performance Center.

Our second screen will be in the Linda & Keith Zimmerman Family Multi-purpose Rooms.

Parties are expected to be in Kaufman Family Living Room, which is also a great place to hang out between screenings.

While at first glance a supportership and a pass may look similar, they are significantly different.

We sell two different passes—a Festival Pass that provides access for one person to all festival events (including the online section), and a Combo Pass that includes all the benefits of the Festival Pass and also provides access to all AJFF365 year-round programs for one person, i.e. access to all AJFF programmed events for 12 months at no additional cost.

Passes are not transferrable and only permit the passholder entry to events.  Furthermore, as they do not contain any donation element, they are not tax-deductible.

We have a variety of supporterships available at different levels, with different benefits.  But all supporterships have the following features:

  • Benefits are flexible, i.e. they can be used for the supporter and their guests.
  • Benefits extend to the 2023 Festival and AJFF365 events over the next 12 months.
  • Supporters automatically get a 20% discount off extra guest tickets when all their included free tickets are used up.
  • Most of the supportership contribution is tax deductible and can be paid from a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or other tax advantaged account.
  • Supporters are recognized on our website and on screen and also receive a gift package as a special “thank you”.


As more people come back to theaters and attend events, we may have sold out events.  If we don’t know that a passholder or supporter is coming to an event there may not be enough seats for everyone.  Once you have a ticket and show up 20 minutes before showtime, you are guaranteed a seat at the event.

At some events such as parties, we have to make expensive committments to vendors for food and other items based on the number of attendees.   By requiring everyone to have a ticket, we get a more accurate picture of how many people are expected.

Everyone needs a ticket for each event they attend, but these tickets automatically become free for passholders and supporters (up to any limits in their supportership level.) 

Tickets can be easily ordered online by logging in on our website, then going to the events you want to attend.  You will see a free ticket option that you should add to the cart and checkout at no charge.

You may also get tickets at the on site box office during the festival if there are still unsold seats.  However, we encourage you to order online in advance to avoid possible disappointment. 

If you have difficulty ordering online, contact us at including your name, phone number, and the events you want to attend and we will contact you to help with ticketing.

Donations are 100% tax deductible and include no benefits other than recognition.  

Supporterships are mostly tax deductible, but also include benefits that the supporter can use to attend Festival and AJFF365 events.  

If you want to support AJFF and intend on coming to at least some events over the next 12 months, you should select a supportership.