AAFF Newsletter: November 2010

  • Call for Entries - Final Deadline 11/4
  • Filmmaker Focus - Steve Cossman
  • Tiny Expo - 12/11
  • Supporting the AAFF - Workplace Giving

Call for Entries Final Deadline: November 4, 2010

The final deadline to submit your film to the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival is just one day away!

We consider all genres, lengths, styles and formats, including 16mm, 35mm, super-8mm, video and HD video.

To view all submission details, please visit our website.

Filmmaker Focus

For this month's Filmmaker Focus we hear from Steve Cossman, a Brooklyn-based artist. His 16mm film TUSSLEMUSCLE, a kinetic montage composed of thousands of Viewmaster stills, had its world premiere at the 48th AAFF and is currently featured on the AAFF 16mm Touring Program. Cossman describes the structure and making of TUSSELMUSCLE, his approach to working with single frame moving-image work, and the upcoming fourth edition of Mono No Aware, an annual event he founded and directs. Read More


Tiny Expo

This holiday season the AAFF will be participating in Ann Arbor's biggest little arts & craft fair, Tiny Expo! The day long event, sponsored by VGKids, will feature local artists and crafters selling their wares in Kerrytown, right across from the Farmer's Market.

As part of the Tiny Expo, the AAFF will celebrate the release of its 3rd DVD collection, featuring shorts from the 48th festival. AAFF films will screen around 8pm. Don't forget to grab a festive libation while browsing the artists' tables - all proceeds from the bar go right back to the AAFF!

To see a selection of all the venders participating in Tiny Expo check out their facebook page.

WHEN: Saturday, December 11th @ 10:00am - 10:00pm
WHERE: 314 Braun Court, Ann Arbor, MI

Workplace Giving - Another Way to Support Your Favorite Film Festival!

It's the giving season and many companies have programs through which they match the charitable contributions of their employees. Through corporate gift matching, your employer can multiply your gift to the AAFF, making it go further.

Step one: check with your company's Human Resources office to see if they offer gift matching.

Step two: if your employer offers this program, your HR department will provide you with a matching gift form to send to us along with your

Step three: complete this form and mail it with your donation to:

Ann Arbor Film Festival
308 1/2 South State Street, Suite 22
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Conditions and criteria for gift matching vary by employer.

The AAFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID#: 382379836)

Actualité of the Month
From artist Thomas Ashcraft’s website heliotown:
An Owl Visits Ashcraft's Sky and Fireball Observatory
Full moon, November 13, 2008, an Owl descended from the sky and landed on the clear dome of my fireball camera. It stayed for a few minutes and then flew away.
Here is a shortened movie of the episode:



Posted on November 01st, 2010