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how we live – messages to the family by Gustav Deutsch “Themes of humanity, love, image-making, history, and beauty all whirl together in this incredible epic patchwork mosaic of time and space.” — Victor Arroyo, filmmaker and member of the 57th AAFF screening cadre “A global travelogue that crosses decades” — Deanna Morse, filmmaker and member of the 57th AAFF screening cadre The new monthly screening series “Ann Arbor Film Festival Presents…” continues on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, with the feature film how we live – messages to the family by Austrian artist and filmmaker Gustav Deutsch. Spanning decades, the film investigates home movies through both archival and contemporary footage. From

Summerfest Crossover

DREAMLAND By Mirai Mizue With Memorial Day approaching, Ann Arbor is gearing up for the true marker of summer in the city, Summerfest. In case you needed any extra push or excuse to go out and enjoy the monthlong festival, there will be three opportunities to catch short films from the 57th AAFF throughout June and July. Each short experimental AAFF film will precede the main feature film showing at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday nights during Summerfest. Films are screened at Summerfest's Top of the Park venue (915 East Washington Street). Come see... Code Ruth (2018) by Caroline Voagen Nelson on Thursday, June 20 A true love story about a Morse code instructor finding her path during WWII, Code Ru

Calling All Intern Applicants

We are so lucky here at the AAFF to have the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of student interns each year. They come to us from the University of Michigan; Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti; the College for Creative Studies and Wayne State University, both in Detroit; and Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. We recently bade a fond farewell to many of the interns for the 57th festival (pictured here). If you have an interest in joining our team as a student intern for the coming festival cycle, now's the time. From outreach to graphic design, we have eight internship positions available for the 58th. If you love to learn; have an interest in the world of t

On the Road Again

Starting next month, the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival will be hitting the road! The 57th touring programs are almost ready, and we are excited to send them all over the world to galleries, art house theaters, universities, media arts centers, and anywhere else that wants to experience the world of AAFF. This year there will be three distinct programs of experimental short films from the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival. The programs will feature films by Cecelia Condit, Catherine Chalmers, David Opdyke, Michaela Olsen, and many other favorites from the 57th. We will also, for the first time ever, be offering the “Almost All Ages” program, as its very own touring package, in hopes of spreading t



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