Yes to This

Filmmaker contentment, favorable audience feedback, and general positive buzz summed up a fantastic week of cinematic celebration at the recently concluded festival. Thank you to the film and video artists, staff, volunteers, and supporters, including the board and the community, all of whom made the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival possible — we could not do it without each and every one of you! And, thanks to our fans across the country and around the world who voted AAFF the No. 1 film festival in North America last month. Your votes placed AAFF ahead of such giants as the Chicago International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and Seattle Internationa

AAFF Monthly Screening Series

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is proud to announce the launch of the "Ann Arbor Film Festival Presents" monthly screening series! This year's series will feature films from the 57th festival, starting with... Last Days of Chinatown The State Theatre Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:00 p.m. After the screening, stick around as Senior Producer Bill Kubota of Detroit Public TV conducts a conversation with filmmaker Nicole Macdonald and Detroit News reporter Louis Aguilar, both of whom appear in the documentary. The full monthly series is free for AAFF members and Michigan Theater gold card members! Click here to secure your seats TODAY for Last Days of Chinatown. To become a member of the AAFF, cli

New Episodes of Let's Watch!

Three new episodes of CTN’s Let’s Watch with the Ann Arbor Film Festival featuring filmmakers Deanna Morse and Bryan Konefsky are online now for your viewing pleasure. Morse discusses her work and Konefsky talks about his role as a juror at the 57th festival. A third episode of Let’s Watch features the opening day of the 57th AAFF, including interviews with artists and other attendees. Past episodes of Let's Watch are here for your viewing! Deanna Morse Bryan Konefsky 57 AAFF Opening Day

Announcing the UMCU Audience Award

The festival is pleased to announce the recipient of the UMCU Audience Award for the 57th AAFF, as determined by audience ballot: BIRD MILK, by Christopher Strickler. Congratulations, Christopher! Shot in Vancouver, Canada, in 2018, this 4-minute short explores juicy colors and crunchy textures driven by chaotic electronic music. Strickler made BIRD MILK in 2018 during his final year of school while earning a B.M.A. in animation from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Canada. Originally from Lafayette, Indiana, Strickler also does installation art and live visual performances, in addition to animation. He was in attendance at the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival. The AAFF presen



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