(Still from Blade Runner 2049) In a special illustrated lecture at the 56th AAFF, Academy Award-winning visual effects director John Nelson will show how he and his team created some of the 1,190 visual effects shots for last year's critically-acclaimed Blade Runner 2049. Using before-and-afters,he’ll detail the visual effects production process from design to principal photography to post-production. John is no stranger to the AAFF. He served on the selection committee in 19
As the 56th festival approaches, we heartily thank and acknowledge all of our partners and sponsors. Your generous and enduring support makes it possible to carry on the tradition of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, bringing the best in film art from all over the world to our community right here in Ann Arbor! PARTNERS AND FOUNDATION SUPPORT
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Ann Arbor's Community Television Network (CTN) has posted the third episode of the third season of Let's Watch with the Ann Arbor Film Festival!
The episode features host Dana Denha's interview with artist Osman Kahn as he discusses his work Drohn that was part of last year's 55th AAFF Off the Screen! series. Enjoy!
A Word from our Executive Director Dana Denha of Community Television Network recently hosted me on “Let's Watch With the Ann Arbor Film Festival,” now in its third season. Each 30-minute show features an interview with a regional filmmaker who has presented work at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and a film by the guest is shown and discussed. We talked about Rife w/ Fire, my 16mm optically printed film from 1996, an experimental documentary about artist Stephen Rife's pyrotech
This year, the AAFF hosts legendary filmmaker, dancer, and choreographer Yvonne Rainer with an amazing lineup of films, a dance performance, and a lecture for the festival audiences to enjoy.
First, the AAFF is teaming with the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) and the Department of Dance in U-M’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) to bring you a pre-festival film screening of the documentary Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer by Jack Walsh. Afterw
"[Black History Month is] about the lived, shared experience of all African Americans, high and low, famous and obscure, and how those experiences have shaped and challenged and ultimately strengthened America. It’s about taking an unvarnished look at the past so we can create a better future. It’s a reminder of where we as a country have been so that we know where we need to go."
—Barack Obama Here at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, we recognize and appreciate not only the co