The History of Experimental Film Festivals
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 inventions, like the Cinématographe and Vitascope. Now,
Join AAFF this Holiday Season!
The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) family is always excited to welcome new members. If you or a loved one loves film art, now is the time to consider becoming a part of the AAFF family! Enjoy regular pricing on our memberships through December 31. Our members receive exclusive discounts, tickets or passes to the 58th festival in March 2020, and invitations to special members-only events. AAFF members also enjoy free admission to our newly established AAFF Presents screening s
DVD Deal: AAFF HOLIDAY SALE!
The AAFF HOLIDAY SALE is here! From now through December 31, we are offering this great deal on our DVDs! Buy the 10-pack of Volumes 1–10 ($110), and get Volumes 11 and 12 for FREE! (a $30 savings) For arrival by the holidays, standard holiday shipping rates apply for DVD orders placed by December 17. (Postal and shipping times may vary.) Get all the details and purchase your DVDs today! Just in time for the holiday season, Volume 12 of the AAFF DVD has arrived! This DVD high
Filmmaker Interview: Fulla Abdul-Jabbar
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 Why did you cry when you read that poem using Apple
NOW HIRING: Communications and Marketing Manager
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 initiative and try new things. You will work closely
It's Here! DVD Volume 12
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 van Ingen, Sun Zoom Spark by Gina Kamentsky, and N
El Mar La Mar
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 life-and gruesome death-along the U.S.-Mexico borde