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2-17-20 Ann Arbor Film Festival Wix Bann

February 17, 2020

Production Shot From Set of "Sweet Bananas" Image courtesy of Ariel Dougherty 

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is known for bringing the best of the best in terms of contemporary experimental film, but did you know we also work with curators from around the world to present “special programs” that highlight important historical and culturally relevant films and filmmakers each year? We are very excited to once again have...

February 13, 2020

Thanks to the efforts of our wonderful Ann Arbor Film Festival community, we earned the title of the Best Film Festival by USAToday’s 10-Best Readers’ Choice competition in 2019. We are proud to announce that we have been nominated again for the 2020 competition and we need your help to maintain our title as the best.

Please vote today and every day until Friday, March 2, 2020.

February 8, 2020

Have a spare room, or a comfy couch? Open your home to filmmakers coming to Ann Arbor during festival week! Each year filmmakers travel from all over the world to attend our festival and the hospitality of our hosts is integral to creating an awesome film festival experience.

As a thank you, hosts receive an AAFF pass as well as an invitation to special events. Hosts have found it tremendously rewarding to get to know a fi...

January 24, 2020

We’re looking to add to our team of dedicated volunteers for the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival! Find out why you should join.

January 10, 2020

Oleszko at the 53rd AAFF during a tribute to George Manupelli

Ann Arbor, Michigan—The 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival’s special guest, Pat Oleszko, an internationally known multi-disciplinary performance artist, will present a series of short performances throughout festival week (March 24-29, 2020). She will be the guest of honor at the 4th Annual AAFF Director’s Fundraiser, celebrating her significant impact on the organization....

January 9, 2020

We're incredibly excited to announce the selection of three esteemed jurors for the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival, scheduled for March 24–29, 2020. The three will attend the six-day festival, viewing more than 120 films in competition and awarding roughly $22,500 in cash and in-kind awards. In addition, each juror will present a specially curated program of work during the festival. Check out their bios below!

Osbert Parker


January 6, 2020

The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) announces the arrival of the Industry Representative and Press Accreditation Form for the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival, scheduled for March 24–29, 2020. With the implementation of this form, members of the press may now apply for press badges if they would like to offer news coverage for the festival. Industry representative accreditation is intended for film curators and programmers. 


December 16, 2019

As we say farewell to the decade we welcome our new Communications and Marketing Manager, Katherine Pertuso. She will be leading the Ann Arbor Film Festival’s content and marketing strategy as well as supporting development activities. Katherine brings two years of content marketing experience for the Ann Arbor Art Center, a local arts non-profit, where she managed their social media presence, created graphics, photos, and vid...

December 12, 2019

Exciting news for Ann Arbor residents and University of Michigan students!

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is collaborating with the Ann Arbor District Library on the addition of film festival films to their collection. If you are an AADL cardholder, you already have access to four AAFF films currently available. To obtain a library card, just stop by your nearest library with proof of Ann Arbor residency to sign up. As a U-M stude...

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...

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