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ELS VAN RIEL ON IMAGE-MAKING & GRADUAL SPEED

Interview with Els Van Riel undertaken by James Snazell via e-mail during June-August 2015 with images provided by Els Van Riel. JS: How important was it for you to have your work screened at the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival and can you describe your experience of being at the festival that year? EVR: Having Gradual Speed screened at AAFF 2014 went beyond any dream. It was a great pleasure to go to the (by then) 52nd film festival which I found a most inspiring and encouraging event for contemporary filmmakers. I never expected that Gradual Speed would be selected to be part of the festival, and then to top that with receiving an award was all one wonderful surprise. I'm not at all a profess

LE RÉVÉLATEUR AT THE 53RD AAFF: INTERVIEW W/ SABRINA RATTÉ AND ROGER TELLIER-CRAIG

LE RÉVÉLATEUR AT THE 53RD AAFF: INTERVIEW W/ SABRINA RATTÉ AND ROGER TELLIER-CRAIG Watch an interview with Sabrina Ratté and Roger Tellier-Craig who perform as Le Révélatuer, recorded at the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival on March 28 , 2015. Sabrina Ratté is a visual artist and Roger Tellier-Craig is a musician and composer, both based in Montreal. They presented a live audio-visual performance using an array of digital and analogue technologies at the 53rd AAFF. Posted on September 23rd, 2015

HAIL AND FAREWELL, DEPARTING AAFF BOARD MEMBERS

The Ann Arbor Film Festival sincerely thanks our retiring board members Bruce Baker and Wendy Lawson for their years of service as they conclude their participation on the AAFF Board of Directors. Bruce, CEO of Radius Garden Tools, chaired the AAFF board from 2008 - 2014. He worked tirelessly to share the best in avant-garde film with the Ann Arbor community and beyond. Having sustained the board and organization through several executive directors (including a year without one), the Festival has made great strides as a result of his steady and strong leadership. Bruce had served on the board for two other periods during the 1990s and 2000s. Wendy, currently Vice President of Advancement for

AAFF Makes Cameo Program at the Traverse City Film Festival

If you’re in Traverse City, heading there for the Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF), or want a reason to get away to Northern Michigan, plan on seeing “Shorts From the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival” at the 11th annual TCFF. The 98-minute program of AAFF short films screens twice during the week at Dutmers Theater at the Desnos Museum Center at 9pm Wednesday July 29, and 1pm Saturday August 1. The Traverse City Film Festival was founded by Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore. Moore makes his home in Traverse City, a.k.a. the Cherry Capital of the World, located in the northwest corner of Michigan’s lower peninsula in the resort region on Grand Traverse Bay. Speculation Nation by Bill

EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY INTERNS AT AAFF

EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY INTERNS AT AAFF AAFF Key Sponsor and UK University of the Year, Edge Hill University, which has shown the AAFF touring program for the past several years, sent the Festival two wonderful interns to support our production of the 53rd in March 2015. Creative Writing and Film Studies majors Philip Donnelly and Harriet Hirshman travelled overseas to Ann Arbor from Ormskirk, Lancashire to join our intern crew. They arrived about a week before and stayed through Festival week at Ann Arbor Inter-Cooperative Council student housing co-op Truth House. The students helped out in a variety of ways including delivering tickets, ringing up senators, assembling filmmaker packets, docu

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