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AN INTERVIEW WITH SABINE GRUFFAT AND BILL BROWN

Watch this short interview with Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown, who discuss their film Speculation Nation, which won the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary. Narrated in first-person, the film presents their documented perspective on the aftermath of Spain’s housing crisis.

AAFF BOARD EMERGES FROM RETREAT REFRESHED AND RENEWED

This past weekend, the AAFF Board of Directors attended a retreat hosted by NEW (Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Inc.) Vice President Diana Kern. The goal of the retreat was to foster camaraderie between board members new and old as well as staff, and to set clear goals and expectations for the AAFF in the coming year. Diana Kern’s presentation “Achieving Excellence as a Nonprofit Arts Board” offered interactive training for the board and staff on best practices and ambassadorship for fundraising. Our Board of Directors left the retreat with a unified vision, a reaffirmed commitment to our founding principles, and a main goal of increasing efficiency and transparency in all its operations. We

FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT: LET'S WATCH EPISODES 3 AND 4

Episodes 3 and 4 of CTN’s Let’s Watch series are now available for viewing! Grab your friends, sit back and enjoy interviews with AAFF filmmakers Chris McNamara and Diane Cheklich. Episode #3 features Chris McNamara, longtime filmmaker and past AAFF board member. McNamara played a crucial part in the evolution of the Festival, helping to open the Festival from purely 16mm film to embrace video and digital media as well. Chris first showed in the AAFF in 1986 with his film Tattoo in AAFF 24, and more recently The Use of Movement played in AAFF 48. McNamara describes the Festival as “a real jewel in the crown of the city that people should take advantage of it.” In this episode, McNamara’s pas

54TH AAFF JURORS ANNOUNCED

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is proud to announce the three esteemed jurors for the 54th AAFF. Rebecca Baron, Carl Bogner, and Garbiñe Ortega will attend throughout the week viewing more than 120 films in competition and awarding more than $20,000 in cash and in-kind awards. In addition, each juror will present a specially curated program of work during the festival. Garbiñe Ortega, originally from the Basque Country, Spain, is a film curator based in Mexico City. Her curatorial projects have been programmed internationally at Anthology Film Archives, San Francisco Cinematheque, La Casa Encendida (Madrid) and Pacific Film Archive among others. She has worked at Centro de Cultura Digital and i

AAFF OPERATIONS MANAGER POSITION OPENING

ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL OPERATIONS MANAGER + ORGANIZATION Founded in 1963, the Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) became a non-profit in 1980. The mission of our organization is to support bold, visionary filmmakers, advance the art form of film and new media, and engage communities with remarkable cinematic experiences. The AAFF is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, and is internationally recognized as a premiere forum for avant-garde filmmakers. We prominently feature the work of independent artists making short films, crossing boundaries, breaking expectations and experimenting with concepts and techniques. The six-day festival presents 40 program

VOLUNTEERS AND HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

Interested in volunteering for the 54 AAFF? Let us know now! We are seeking dedicated volunteers with availability in March, especially Festival week: March 15th – 20th. Please email a brief description of your interests, skills and March availability to Lizzie Olenzek at volunteers@aafilmfest.org. Did you know the AAFF provides housing for all our visiting filmmakers and special guests? We’re able to offer this through the generous hospitality of Ann Arborites who have a guest room within walking distance to the Michigan Theater. (Thank you, all past Festival host families!) Festival hosts receive a pass and have the opportunity to make a lasting connection with our visiting filmmakers. If

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Ann Arbor Film Festival 

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