March 25, 2018

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is proud to announce the award recipients for the 56th AAFF as chosen by our esteemed jurors: Ephraim Asili, Rea Tajiri, and Cecelia Condit. Thank you filmmakers and artists for bringing remarkable and diverse works to our festival and thank...

March 24, 2018

(Vicki Honeyman and her dog, Lucy at her store Heavenly Metal - PC: Courtney Sacco)

Vicki Honeyman was the Executive Director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival for 15 years, spanning the 26th through the 40th festivals (1988 – 2002).  During that time, she worked hard to k...

March 20, 2018

Alisa Yang, whose film Sleeping with the Devil won the PROCAM Best Regional Filmmaker Award at the 55th AAFF last year, will return to the festival this year with her new project, a stop-motion paper animation music video for “Stop Speaking” by Andy Akiho, with a a tex...

March 17, 2018

Through You, a new live-action VR experience exploring “love across a lifetime,” co-directed by Lily Baldwin and Saschka Unseld, will be an ongoing installation throughout the festival!  

The presentation will feature in two different locations and unique me...

March 16, 2018

The 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival has an amazing lineup of 10 feature films that will be in competition this year!

Documentaries take center stage this year, many of which grapple with everlasting wounds from past events. Those Who Come, Will Hear p...

March 15, 2018

As the executive director of the festival for 14 years (spanning from the 26th festival in 1988 to the 40th in 2002), Vicki Honeyman was critical in preserving the tradition and aesthetic of the festival. She also has an immense effect on the people who she meets and w...

March 14, 2018

Check out the latest episode of Let’s Watch with the Ann Arbor Film Festival, in which host Dana Denha interviews AAFF Executive Director Leslie Raymond about her award-winning film Rife with Fire, as well as the upcoming 56th festival!

March 14, 2018

Support the AAFF by joining us for an exclusive celebration as we honor former AAFF Director Vicki Honeyman! Help us kick off the festival with appetizers and cocktails at the opening night fundraiser at Sava’s. This event takes place on Tuesday, Ma...

March 14, 2018

The 56th AAFF features many engrossing special programs that will complement the short and feature films-in-competition programs. Special programs will be held in the Michigan Theater Screening Room, unless otherwise noted below.

On Wednesday,...

March 12, 2018

The Big House, which just premiered at the 68th Berlin International FilmFestival, will have its North American Premiere at the 56th AAFF!

The film was created by faculty and students from the University of Michigan Department of Screen Arts and Cultures, wi...

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