October 31, 2019

It is screening season at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. This is the time when we devote ourselves to reviewing the hundreds of film submissions that have arrived on our doorstep. We are grateful to accept this honor for the 58th time and thrilled to regard the fruits of...

October 16, 2019

El Mar La Mar masterfully weaves together sublime 16mm shots of nature and weather phenomena, animals, people, and the tracks they leave behind with a polyphonic soundtrack, creating a cinematographic exploration of the desert habitat, a multifaceted panorama of a high...

September 24, 2019

Two A.M., by German contemporary artist Loretta Fahrenholz, had its world premiere at the recent 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival in March 2019. The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London will launch the European premiere on October 5, 2019.

Two A.M. takes place in the no...

August 15, 2019

The title of the next film in the “AAFF Presents” series is unpronounceable in spoken language. “<3” is an emoticon that lives in the realm of digital communications and the Internet. The title is an icon, a symbol, a wormhole. The film is a love story told in a fierce...

July 24, 2019

In her first feature film Nothing or Everything, South Korean filmmaker Gyeol Kim says a lot with a little. A limited range of shots, combined with a shallow depth-of-field, place the emphasis on the individual characters as a story of deep emotional trauma unfolds....

June 26, 2019

Next up in the new monthly screening series “Ann Arbor Film Festival Presents…,” on Wednesday, July 10, is the award-winning film My Friend the Polish Girl. Directors Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek recently won both the Grand Prix and the Award for Best Photos (ak...

May 28, 2019

 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...

April 30, 2019

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...

February 21, 2019

The live cinema performance Ritual for Biological Media by Debora and Jason Bernagozzi is a continuation of the artists’ Ritual for Hybrid Media.

A Word from our Director

The Ann Arbor Film Festival thrives at the edges of film art. In addition to three juror presentatio...

January 17, 2019

A Word from our Director

The 57th AAFF programs are nearly complete, and we are excited about all of the thought-provoking and mind-bending beautiful film art poised to grace the silver screen come March. Thank you, filmmakers, for sharing your latest work and for sendi...

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