top of page



$50 general admission
$40 students / seniors / AAFF and MTF members
$12 screening only
All parties are free to enter unless otherwise noted.


Opening Night Party | 6:30 – 8pm

Michigan Theater Grand Foyer

Celebrate the first night of the festival with drinks and food generously provided by Ann Arbor area businesses including Ann Arbor Distilling Company, Bigalora, Bløm, Dalat, Everest Sherpa, Frita Batidos, Havana Island BBQ and Tapas, Mothfire Brewing Co., Side Biscuit, Teahaus, Vinology, and more. DJ set by Alvin Hill, and open bar.

A ticket to Films in Competition 1 is included in the price of admission.


Films in Competition 1 | 8:15pm

Michigan Theater Main Auditorium (available online at 11:59pm ET)

The 61st Festival kicks off with this screening of experimental, documentary, narrative, and animated films, featuring a minimalistic musical, plant sentience, a guided pseudo-mindfulness exercise, the last thing left of the Aral Sea, smear frames through the history of painting, a recently discovered monarch butterfly subspecies, members of the UK polyamorous community, and three masters of football.

Knight's After Party | 9:30pm–11:30pm
600 E Liberty St

Featuring jazz by Trip Flammonds Trio.

bottom of page