AAFF Newsletter: September 2010

  • Welcome David Dinnell
  • 16mm Tour Program Returns
  • Actualité of the Month

Welcome David Dinnell, AAFF Program Director

The AAFF is pleased to welcome David Dinnell to Ann Arbor as the
festival's full-time Program Director. David began programming with the
AAFF in 2006, helping with curation of special programs, filmmaker
retrospectives and the selection & organization of films in
competition. For the 48th AAFF, David's role greatly expanded as he
assumed the position of senior programmer for the festival.

Concurrent to his work with the AAFF, David was the Film Programmer for
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Theatre for five seasons.
He has also programmed film and video for the Detroit Film Center, the
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Detroit Docs Film Festival, and
was the Program Director of the Media City Film Festival (Windsor,
Canada) from 2004-2006. Read more


Program Director, David Dinnell, at the 48th AAFF with filmmakers
Shambhavi Kaul, Laura Kraning and Jesse McLean. (photo by Jason Rzucidlo).

AAFF 16mm Touring Program Returns

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is pleased to present a full touring program
of 16mm films (after a four year hiatus), with its premiere at Sunspot Cinema
in Orlando on Saturday, September 25th. The 16mm tour will continue to
screen across the U.S., including the Burton Theatre in Detroit, School
of the Art Institute of Chicago, LA Filmforum, and Bijou Theater in Iowa

Featuring award-winning films from the 48th AAFF, this international
program presents genre-defying short films from Japan, Canada,
Australia, and the U.S. Included are new animated hand-drawn works from
Naoyuki Tsuji and Jim Trainor, along with exquisite observational films
by Laida Lertxundi and Alexandra Cuesta.

Full description of the program here and preview trailer here.

Still image from Peter Herwitz's hand-painted film Gesturings

Actualité of the Month




Earth-rise and Earth-set: two parts, nine minutes, recorded in
real-time during the JAXA/Kaguya satellite mission (November 2007).

Tags: Actuality Film

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Posted on September 01st, 2010