AAFF News: Call for Entries, Audience Award, 52nd Tour Kickoff, AAFF in Traverse City

AAFF NEWS:  JULY 2014

THE CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 53RD ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL!

The AAFF provides at least $20,000 in cash and film stock/services to more than 20 filmmakers, serves as a qualifying festival for Academy Award® nomination in the short film category and provides touring opportunities for select filmmakers.

POSTMARK DEADLINES:

Early Deadline:  August 15, 2014 - $30 Shorts / $40 Features
Official Deadline:  October 1, 2014 - $40 Shorts / $50 Features
Late Deadline: November 1, 2014 - $50 Shorts / $60 Features

The 53rd AAFF will take place March 24 – 29, 2015 in Ann Arbor, MI. 
Please visit aafilmfest.org/festival/submit for more information.


52ND AAFF AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!


Image: Cakes Da Killa: NO HOMO by Ja’Tovia Gary

We are very pleased to announce that there was another tie this year.  The 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival Audience Awards ($250 each) will go to Ja’Tovia Gary for Cakes Da Killa: NO HOMO and Zbigniew Czapla for Toto
Congratulations to both filmmakers and a special thanks to all of our audience members who participated in the selection. Please visit our website HERE for more information!


52ND AAFF TRAVELING TOUR AVAILABLE NOW


Image:  Light Year by Paul Clipson

The Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour will visit galleries, art house theaters, universities, media arts centers and cinémathèques throughout the world from August through February 2015. The tour includes award-winning and select documentary, experimental, animated and narrative films from the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival. The AAFF has had an annual traveling tour since the second edition of the festival in 1964.

The 52nd tour includes two digital programs and one 16mm program featuring new films and video from Denmark, Japan, Nigeria, Poland, India, N. Ireland, the Netherlands, Argentina, Germany, Spain, Canada, England, and the US.  Filmmakers featured in this year's tour include: Karimah Ashadu, Wojciech Bąkowski, Jessica Bardsley, Ian Cheng, Sarah Christman, Paul Clipson, Kevin Jerome Everson, Jim Finn, Seamus Harahan, Pablo Mazzolo, Rebecca Meyers, Michael Robinson, Mónica Savirón, Malena Szlam, and Atsushi Wada, among many others.

Visit our website HERE for a complete listing of programs.
Please contact Ellie White at tour@aafilmfest.org for booking information.


52ND AAFF SHORTS PLAYING AT THE TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL


Image:  Lagos Sand Merchants by Karimah Ashadu

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is delighted to be included again in this year's Traverse City Film Festival. TCFF will feature "Shorts from the Ann Arbor Film Festival" on Wednesday 7/30 at 9pm, and Saturday 8/2 at 3pm at Dutmers Theater.
Purgatorio by Rodrigo Reyes, which received the Michael Moore Best Documentary Award at the 52nd AAFF, will be screened several times through the week.

Founded by renowned documentary filmmaker Michael Moore 10 years ago, the Traverse City Film Festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to view films in the cherry capital of America. The TCFF "is committed to showing great movies that both entertain and enlighten the audience."

For more information please visit traversecityfilmfest.org

Posted on July 14th, 2014