Mark your calendars for #GivingTuesdayNow happening on May 5! GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform communities in response to COVID-19. When faced with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, we quickly moved our event online, for free because we wanted to provide the best moving-image art to our community who, like us, are cooped up at home. While the income from ticket sales was lost to us this year,
Still from Why Can’t I Be Me? Around You Rent Why Can't I Be Me? Around You May 6 - June 9 We’re once again partnering with The Michigan Theater for our monthly screening series, AAFF PRESENTS. Each month we’ll be presenting online screenings of feature films that were shown during the 58th AAFF. The screenings are free for AAFF members (you can become one here). Our first screening happening on May 6 will be Why Can’t I Be Me? Around You by Harrod Blank which won the \aut\ F
Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the live stream of the 58th AAFF. Over 16,000 livestreams from 50 countries came together to make the festival a success! We hope our global community is staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. Check out the countries everyone tuned in from below (from most viewers to least): United States Canada United Kingdom Turkey Mexico Puerto Rico Germany Hong Kong Japan France Republic of Korea Netherlands Ireland Spain Italy Austri
Usually, during festival week we would ask you to write down what you observe, onscreen and off, on a postcard. You would then leave your card in a box to be photographed and added to an ongoing slideshow in The Michigan Theater lobby. The project, “What We Saw” is meant to be an experimental documentary made possible by you: the savvy, diverse, and experimental-film-loving AAFF community. In a lot of ways “What We Saw” is similar to the Vimeo comment section of the 58th AAFF
You can visit our GoFundMe page here. Thank you to our community of filmmakers and supporters! We believe art and connecting people through film is essential now more than ever. The Ann Arbor Film Festival has been bending minds with experimental film since 1963, but this year, for the first time-ever we live-streamed the festival and bent over 16,000 minds from 50 countries! When faced with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, we quickly changed course from holding ou
Top row from left to right: Lynne Sachs and Leslie Raymond, Bottom row: Lisa Steele and Osbert Parker No words could properly express just how much your 58th festival transcended the physical obstacles this demonic COVID-19 pandemic blunted upon all of us experimental artists. I was not only glued to my screen since Tuesday- watching one after another film that transported me away from my home space, but I was awakened to a monumental scale of works made from all around the p
The results of our t-shirt giveaway are now in! To win a 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival t-shirt you just had to share a photo of yourself wearing a t-shirt from a previous Ann Arbor Film Festival on Instagram between March 22-March 29, 2020, use #AAFFcontest and follow us on Instagram @aafilmfest And the lucky winner is….Paul Sutherland! Paul shared a photo of himself in a t-shirt from the 55th AAFF, but he’s actually attended fourteen festivals over the years! Not only has Pau
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