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December 3, 2019

The Ann Arbor Film Festival celebrates exceptional film art in a variety of ways, including a robust awards program. Thanks to the generous contributions of a number of individuals and businesses who have supported AAFF awards throughout our 58-year history, the awards program is able to recognize the work of more than 20 talented makers at the festival each year.

To ensure that the funds that make these laurels possible every...

December 2, 2019

2019 is winding down and before you know it the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival will be here. In preparation for the March 2020 festival, for the first time ever, passes are available before March!  Because, we are so excited about this, from the now through December 31 all advance pass purchases qualify for a $10 discount. This means that all passes are $115 through the end of 2019. Treat yourself or a loved one this holiday sea...

December 2, 2019

Guidestar’s 2019 Seals of Transparency are here and we are proud to announce that the Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) has earned a Silver Seal of Transparency! As a non-profit organization, we are committed to maintaining transparency with our current and prospective donors and stakeholders. This achievement indicates that we have added substantial basic and financial information to our nonprofit profile on Guidestar, which mak...

November 26, 2019

The year is 1932-- A gallon of gas costs 10 cents, Johnny Cash has just been born, and the throes of the Great Depression can be felt around the world. The world is changing and the people with it, including the ever-engaging world of Film. The medium has been making waves since 1891 when Thomas Edison invented the kinetoscope. The invention took American and European audiences by storm and would pave the way for future invent...

November 19, 2019

We are a family here at the Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) and we’re always excited to welcome new members. If you or a loved one loves art, experimental film and would like to become a part of the AAFF family, now’s the time to do so! Enjoy standard pricing on memberships through December 31. All members receive exclusive discounts, tickets or passes to the 58th festival in March 2020, and invitations to special members-only...

November 18, 2019

Just in time for the holiday season, Volume 12 of the AAFF DVD has arrived! This DVD highlights nine award-winning films from the 57th festival in March 2019: 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 van Ingen; Sun Zoom Spark, by...

November 12, 2019

The unconventional artistic journey of Chicago-based artist and writer Fulla Abdul-Jabbar took her from working in biochemistry to creating experimental films. In this newly released short interview with the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Fulla discusses two of her works that were programmed at the 57th AAFF in March 2019: Why did you cry when you read that poem and A Comfortable Hole

Fulla created the expanded cinema performance W...

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...

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