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LIVE FROM ANN ARBOR, IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT!

The aptly named “Ann Arbor Short Film Festival” may have been a fictional event in Saturday Night Live’s skit on October 15th, but it is playing off the very real event that is near and dear to our hearts, the Ann Arbor Film Festival. This skit featured Emily Blunt as the lead actress in a short film, Qua, that was being showcased at the 16th Ann Arbor Short Film Festival. When the unconventional film ends, 19 of the 20 audience members come up to the stage as the cast and crew of the production, leaving Vanessa Bayer to ask all the questions. The cast and crew respond to her questions with hilariously stereotypical answers that typify the way people think about the experimental film scene.

ENSURING OUR HERITAGE THROUGH MEDIA ARCHIVING

A Word From Our Executive Director: A successful Festival week takes months of behind-the-scenes preparation. During summer when things slow a bit, we turn our energies toward special projects. This year we focused on media conversion of archival materials. With the guidance of AAFF Technical Director Tom Bray, our student interns Fahim Rahman and Shudi Cheng from the University of Michigan Department of Screen Arts and Cultures digitized our collection of trailers, festival documentation, interviews, administrative files and more. Boxes of deteriorating beta, Hi8, miniDV, dvd, vhs, cassette, floppy disks and zip disks have been jettisoned, and the digital files tidily organized and backed u

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Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

Ann Arbor Film Festival 

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