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November 8, 2019

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is seeking an experienced Communications and Marketing Manager. In this role you will be responsible for communications to the public with a primary focus on the festival’s marketing, and will provide support for development activities as assigned.

As an employee of our small nonprofit arts organization, you will have the opportunity to wear many hats while being encouraged and supported to take init...

November 7, 2019

Volume 12 of the AAFF DVD collection has arrived and is ready for purchase! This year’s edition highlights nine films that were screened during the 57th festival in March 2019. The films include Mudanza Contemporánea by Teo Guillem, Object Dream by Kyungwon Song, Flores (Flowers) by Vado Vergara, Running in Circles by Ei Toshinari and Duy Nguyen, Armed Lullaby by Yana Ugrekhelidze, Pictured Rocks by Jack Cronin, Flame by Sami...

November 5, 2019

Just in time for the grand finale of the first annual “Ann Arbor Film Festival Presents” monthly screening series, Patrick Dunn from the Ann Arbor Observer recently shared a film review of El Mar La Mar by Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki. This short film is set at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

The “interplay of natural beauty with stark reality is the bread and butter of Sniadecki and Bonnetta's hypnotic, disturbing portrait of l...

October 31, 2019

It is screening season at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. This is the time when we devote ourselves to reviewing the hundreds of film submissions that have arrived on our doorstep. We are grateful to accept this honor for the 58th time and thrilled to regard the fruits of so much creative labor. 

It is reassuring to witness the profusion of creative processing during these times of political uncertainty. Reflecting on the contempo...

October 29, 2019

Filmmakers Emma Piper-Burket (Driving Dinosaurs, 2019), second from right, and LNZ Arturo (2MissedCalls and <3, both 2017), far right, enjoy a March 2019 Off the Screen! installation hosted by the Ann Arbor Art Center, an AAFF community partner. The installation is Chorus for Untrained Operator by Stephan Moore and Peter Bussigel. [Photo by Bree Andruzzi]

The Ann Arbor Film Festival gets much more from the town it calls home th...

October 24, 2019

On Friday, October 18, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) announced an award of $22,500 in operational support for the Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) for the 2020 funding cycle. Of the total award, $2,360 consists of federal funds provided to the Council by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

At its October 18 council meeting, MCACA announced that $9.6 million in grants would be awarded statewide durin...

October 22, 2019

After learning about the Ann Arbor Film Festival just a year prior to having two of her works included in the 57th annual event, London-based filmmaker Katharine Fry sat down for an interview to discuss these works. 

The video installation, Before her investiture, the novice must hear what she has to, learn what she has to, shape what she has to, say was part of the Off the Screen! program. According to Fry’s description of her...

October 17, 2019

Join us at the University of Michigan’s Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery for a one-time showing of short film highlights from the early days of the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Founded in 1963, the Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America. And since its earliest days, the festival has promoted bold, visionary filmmakers, advancing the art of film and engaging the community w...

October 16, 2019

El Mar La Mar masterfully weaves together sublime 16mm shots of nature and weather phenomena, animals, people, and the tracks they leave behind with a polyphonic soundtrack, creating a cinematographic exploration of the desert habitat, a multifaceted panorama of a highly politicized stretch of land, a film poem that conjures up the ocean. — Hanna Keller, writing for the Forum Expanded catalog of the 2017 Internationale Filmfes...

October 15, 2019

For almost a century, the Ann Arbor Art Center’s annual All Media Exhibition has showcased works of diverse media by artists from the American Midwest. This year Ann Arbor Film Festival Director Leslie Raymond was selected to serve as a juror for the 97th annual exhibition. 

As the only juror for this year’s exhibition, Raymond reviewed all of the entries and selected the ones to be exhibited in the program. “It was an honor to...

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