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WCBN + AAFF AT ENCORE RECORDS

March 9th, 2012 7:00pm Encore Records, 417 E. Liberty Ann Arbor, MI Admission: FREE The Ann Arbor Film Festival is entering its 50th season as 88.3FM WCBN enters its 40th anniversary. To celebrate this occasion the AAFF and WCBN are throwing a show and film screening at Encore Records with Known Moons and Sam Haddix performing. Throughout the show the AAFF will screen select works from this year's upcoming 50th Festival. Also screening Friday: Installation artist C. Jacqueline Wood presents the opening of her newest installation as part of the AAFF's 50 Screens project: I Will Always Love You (2012) - A multi-channel video work dedicated to Whitney, with love. The installation will be up thr

50TH AAFF OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION

Opening Night for the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival will be a memorable celebration, with a grand reception in the Michigan Theater featuring a host of local DJs, honored guests of the AAFF and a dynamic screening of new and archival films. The reception will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres from local favorites Café Zola, eat catering, Sava’s Restaurant, Silvio’s Organic Pizza, and The Raven’s Club, coffee by Roos Roast, Arbor Teas, vitaminwater and desserts by Big City Small World Bakery and The Cupcake Station. L. Mawby Vineyards will provide sparkling wine, including a special 50th AAFF select label and Arbor Brewing Company will unveil a special 50th AAFF beer on tap. New this year to the Op

50TH AAFF MOBILE SHORTS CONTEST HYDRATED BY VITAMINWATER

The Ann Arbor Film Festival Mobile Shorts Contest hydrated by Vitamin Water has announced its top 5 finalists (see below), as voted by you the viewer. The winner gets selected by the AAFF, announced 3/27 and screened at the Festival. The winning filmmaker will also earn a full festival pass, an AAFF swag bag and a new Kodak PlaySport Zx5 HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera. Participants were required to follow our Trailer Guidelines: • Between 30 - 45 seconds in length • Create with a mobile device - smart phone, pocket-size camera, or even an iPad • Editing allowed on any software with no limit to effects, graphics or titles • Creatively capture the independent and experimental spirit of the

ARCHIVAL PROGRAMS AT THE 50TH AAFF

The 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival will present rare opportunities to look back at five decades of ground-breaking cinema, with programs featuring Bruce Baillie, Barbara Hammer, Tomonari Nishikawa and Irina Leimbacher. Academy Film Archivist, Mark Toscano, will present a program of films by Robert Nelson (1930-2012) including his rarely seen 1998 film HAULING TOTO BIG which was awarded Best Film at the 36th AAFF. The 50th AAFF will honor avant-garde filmmaker Bruce Baillie, who will make a rare appearance to present three programs of his work from over the past 50 years. Another trailblazer of avant-garde cinema, Barbara Hammer, will present several of her short works as part of the AAFF's OUT

ANNOUNCING THE AWARDS JURY FOR THE 50TH AAFF

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is happy to announce the awards jury for the 50th season. This year’s group of esteemed jurors are avant-garde filmmaking legend Peter Rose, Whitney Biennial artist Michael Robinson and renowned curator and scholar Kathy Geritz. Peter Rose has made over thirty films, tapes, performances and installations since 1968, many of which have screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival over the past four decades. His works raise questions about the nature of time, space, light, perception and language. Rose has been widely exhibited, both nationally and internationally, having been included in shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Biennial, the Centre Pompidou, the R

OPENING NIGHT EVENT TICKETS

Whether you come for the Backstage Fundraiser Dinner, Opening Night Reception or simply attend the screening, March 27, 2012 will certainly be a night to remember. Get your tickets now! Backstage Fundraiser Dinner - $125 Enjoy a strolling dinner with open bar while experiencing the AAFF backstage lounge and supporting the future of the AAFF. Backstage Dinner guests are welcome and encouraged to join the main party in the Michigan Theater lobby. Dinner will be provided by eat catering with bottomless spirits and L. Mawby Sparkling wine. Tickets include reserved seating for Opening Night Screening as well as festival memorabilia. Tickets available here. Opening Night Reception and Screening -

FESTIVAL PASSES NOW ON SALE

FESTIVAL PASSES FOR THE 50TH AAFF Experience the entire 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival with a Festival Pass! Festival Passes are a simple cost-effective way to maximize your Ann Arbor Film Festival experience and avoid waiting in long ticket lines with a six-day Festival Pass. This pass includes access to the Opening Night Reception & Screening (a $50 value) as well as 30 ticketed programs presented throughout the week at the Michigan Theater. The Festival Pass includes admission to midnight movies at the State Theatre and free or discounted admission to all festival afterparties. Festival Pass: $95 | $80 AAFF Members/Students/Seniors Not able to make the whole festival? The Weekend Pass migh

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Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

Ann Arbor Film Festival 

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