For your collection: Volume 11!

The Volume 11 AAFF DVD, featuring award-winning and select short films from the 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival, has arrived! Now on sale, it’s just in time for your holiday shopping. Get yours today! Perfect for the cinephiles on your holiday giving list, you can also purchase the 10-pack of DVDs from the 46th through 55th festivals. Special offer (valid Oct 30–Nov 27): Purchase Volume 11—or the 10-pack—and receive a complimentary AAFF T-shirt. Contents of Volume 11: 601 Revir Drive Josh Weissbach East Haddam, CT | 2017 | 9 A series of spatial limits are defined while a maker imbibes. Interdependence is inherited after a substance cannot be shook. An animal carefully guards an outlined space a

U-M to Screen Select Films from the Black Maria Film Festival

Films from the 37th Black Maria Film Festival are coming to a screen near you in Ann Arbor! On Monday, October 22, featured selections from Program 1 of the festival will be showing at the Auditorium in the Art and Architecture Building at the University of Michigan from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Festival director Jane Steuerwald will be in attendance! The Black Maria Film Festival is an international competition for short films in animation, experimental, narrative, and documentary. The films showing at this tour stop include New York City Sketchbook by Willy Hartland of Brooklyn, New York; Insecta by Ramey Newell of Vancouver, British Columbia, C

Something Wilde

Hand-drawn by a fellow projectionist, this drawing was created to represent the late, great projectionist and teacher Peter Wilde, whose legacy lives on through the AAFF award given annually in Peter's name. “In my longish life, I have known only one genius: Peter Wilde. I shall never forget him or his influence on me, my students, and all the film community of Ann Arbor.” —Professor Hubert Cohen, University of Michigan Department of Film, Television, and Media (formerly Screen Arts and Cultures) in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) A Word from Our Executive Director Every year for the past quarter of a century, the Ann Arbor Film Festival has granted the Peter Wilde Awa

Filmmaker Q+A: Richard Millen

For his film Fragments 83 (right), Richard Millen (left) received the \aut\ FILM Award for Best LGBTQ Film at the 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival. How did you come to know that film would be an important medium for you? It was a visceral reaction from having spent hours at the movies as a small child with my grandmother. Once you knew that, what did you do? Although I took a screenwriting class and several Super 8 / 16 mm workshops, the real training was both years as an activist and as an actor in New York on stage and film. Why film? It feels like film is the only way I am able to tell the story. Early influences? Truffaut, Godard, Kazan, Mazursky, Minnelli, Cassavetes, Ophüls Current sources

My First Time

I blame Professor Marvin Felheim. He made me do it. No, this isn't some repressed memory of an illicit teacher-student relationship bubbling up from my subconscious. Back in my undergraduate days, I was one of the lucky few to take a cinema and culture course with Professor Felheim, an early and fervid supporter of the Ann Arbor 16mm Film Festival (as it was then known). He was an educator whose enthusiasm for his subject was as joyful as it was informed. His class was held in one of the largest lecture halls on campus and was regularly standing-room-only, filled with people who weren't even enrolled. One day, he introduced to the class a friend of his, a striking Amazon by the name of Pat O

Time is on your side!

AAFF is pleased to announce an extension of the deadline for film submissions for the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival! The window of opportunity for film submissions will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 7. Filmmakers will now have one more week to submit their films for consideration in the 2019 festival. The six-day festival presents nearly 40 programs, showing upwards of 180 films—of all lengths and genres—from more than 20 countries. The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) accepts short and feature-length animation, documentary, experimental, and narrative films. Want to see your film art appear on a big screen at a historic theater—and create an extraordinary experience for an ap



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