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THE CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 54TH ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL!

The 54th AAFF will take place March 15–20, 2016 at The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI. The 54th AAFF will provide at least $21,000 in cash and film stock/services to more than 20 filmmakers, serves as a qualifying festival for Academy Award® nomination in the short film category and provides touring opportunities for select filmmakers. HOW TO SUBMIT: To submit your film(s) via Withoutabox, please click the link below:

The 54th AAFF Call for Entries Will Open July 1st!

Come one, come all! The 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival will officially welcome entries beginning next Wednesday, July 1st! The 54th AAFF will take place March 15–20, 2016 at The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI. Deadlines and Entry Fees: Early Deadline: Aug 1, 2015 - $30 Shorts / $40 Features Official Deadline: Sept 18, 2015 - $45 Shorts / $55 Features Late Deadline: Oct 10, 2015 - $60 Shorts / $70 Features The AAFF provides at least $21,000 in cash and film stock/services to more than 20 filmmakers, serves as a qualifying festival for Academy Award® nomination in the short film category and provides touring opportunities for select filmmakers.

53RD AAFF WORLD TOUR LAUNCHES THIS JULY

The 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour will visit galleries, art house theaters, universities, media arts centers and cinémathèques throughout the world from July through February 2016. The tour includes award-winning and select documentary, experimental, animated and narrative films from the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival. The AAFF has had an annual traveling tour since the second edition of the festival in 1964. 30 films from Brazil, Hungary, Austria, the UK, France, Sweden, Germany, Canada, and the US are presented in one 16MM and two digital programs.

JESSICA BARDSLEY AT THE 52ND AAFF

Filmmaker Jessica Bardsley, who has shown her work at the AAFF over the past several years, is featured in this video short. Shot last year, Bardsley discusses her film "The Blazing World," an autobiographical experimental film about depression and kleptomania featuring Winona Ryder and other footage appropriated from the internet. Check out the interview HERE!

STEVEN WOLOSHEN INTERVIEWED BY JAMES SNAZELL

Experimental scratch film animator Steven Woloshen had his film, 1000 Plateaus screened on the opening night of the Ann Arbor Film Festival and in this interview Steven talks about his film, the Ann Arbor Film Festival as well giving some thoughts on the background of his film production world. Interview undertaken by e-mail during April 2015 with images provided by Steven Woloshem. JS: I’d like to start by asking when was the first time you screened work at the Ann Arbor Film Festival and how often have you been to the Festival. SW: I’ve shown three films at the festival. The first was “Playtime” in 2011, then “Fiesta Brava” in 2013 and finally “1000 Plateaus (2004-2014) this year. I thin

PAT OLESZKO EXPOUNDS ON AAFF FOUNDER GEORGE MANUPELLI

The passing of AAFF founder George Manupelli in September 2014 inspired a truly special reunion at this year’s 53rd Festival. Many of George’s close collaborators, students and friends, some of whom had not been back to the Festival in over 40 years, participated in a Tribute to George, held in the main auditorium of the Michigan Theater on the Sunday afternoon of the Festival. The event opened with remarks and a performance by renowned avant grade musician David Rosenboom, who is also the Dean of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) School of Music. Rosenboom performed his original score to Manupelli’s Portraits, Self Portraits and Still Lives 1972-73 with Special Reference to the

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