Meet Marin Smith, AAFF's Community Engagement Coordinator
We're pleased to announce that Marin Smith has been promoted to AAFF's Community Engagement Coordinator. We caught up with Marin to chat about her new role, what films she's been watching in quarantine, her favorite memories of AAFF, and more. Check it out below. How long have you been working with AAFF? I've worked with AAFF since 2018, first as an intern and then eventually becoming the Festival Assistant. I helped coordinate Off The Screen! intermedia artists for the past
Calling All Student Filmmakers!
From left to right: Leilei Xia, Danski Tang, Jordan Wong, Ollie Magee and Brynne McGregor While our world’s odd and unexpected summer chugs along, so does our Call For Entries for the 59th Ann Arbor Film Festival Each year, thousands of films are submitted and one of our cinema-buff community’s favorite activities during screening is to spot the up and coming filmmakers. Many of our films come from alumni and professionally recognized artists, however, it is always a great pl
AAFF PRESENTS: SERPENTARIUS
Watch SERPENTARIUS here from August 5-September 9 We are thrilled to offer SERPENTARIUS as the newest film in our AAFF PRESENTS series in partnership with The Michigan Theater. The film will be available to rent on August 4 and will remain available up to September 8. The film is free to rent for all. You must watch within 30 days of purchase and finish within 48 hours of starting the film. In the film, an unknown tragedy wipes out a South American town where an unnamed trave
How do you determine if a film is experimental?
Excerpt from Asparagus (1979) by Suzan Pitt As the Call for Entries season gets underway each year, we receive many inquiries regarding our programming. One of the ones that is often heard is “How do you determine if a film is experimental?” Even though there are as many ways to answer this question as there are films being made, our hope is to shed some light on AAFF’s history and the guidelines that we follow in our screening process to inform everyone who is new to the Ann
Filmmaker Ja'Tovia Gary has made THE GIVERNY DOCUMENT (Single Channel) Available Online
THE GIVERNY DOCUMENT (Single Channel) by artist and filmmaker, Ja'Tovia Gary, is now available to watch on Youtube. Filmed on location in Harlem, USA and in Claude Monet’s historic gardens in Giverny, France, The Giverny Document is a multi-textured cinematic poem that meditates on the safety and bodily autonomy of Black women. Filmmaker Ja’Tovia Gary unleashes an arsenal of techniques and materials including direct animation on archival 16mm film, woman on the street intervi
AAFF PRESENTS: Camp on the Wind's Road
Get your tickets here July 8-August 4 We are thrilled to offer Camp on the Wind’s Road by Nataliya Kharlamova as the newest film in our AAFF PRESENTS series in partnership with The Michigan Theater. Camp on the Wind’s Road will be available to rent on July 8 and will remain available up to August 4. The film is $4.99 or free for AAFF members (you can become a member here). If you watch the film as an AAFF member check your email for the promo code which is sent on the first d