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Did you know that over 50% of AAFF’s budget comes from friends like you, through memberships, gifts, and sponsorships? 


There are many ways to support the festival. Your contribution, large or small, allows us to champion significant moving image art. Make a year-end contribution today!

  • Become a part of our Manupelli Giving Circle. You can join the Circle by pledging support of $500 per year for 5 years. Make your first gift today!


  • Become a member of AAFF, which includes year-round benefits and access to the Festival, plus a percentage of your membership is a tax-deductible donation. Please see our membership page, which has options for everyone from students to long-term experimental film lovers.​

  • Include AAFF in planning your Qualified Charitable Distributions. Supply your IRA provider with our EIN: 38-2379836

Contact for additional assistance with donations, memberships, and sponsorships

Contact for major gifts, stock donations, qualified charitable distributions, estate planning, and the Manupelli Giving Circle

View our nonprofit profile on Guidestar 

"In an age when the bottom line seems to be eroding some of the soul of cinema, the Ann Arbor Film Festival is unique, and truly radical, in its celebration of film as an art form. The AAFF is a cultural treasure." 

Sam Green, Director of

Academy Award®-nominated 

The Weather Underground

"For me, it's an oasis of bizarre creativity, profound insight, and luscious imagery in a dreary winter-trodden landscape. It feels like a big city event, and the fact that it's timed with our emergence from the date bitter days of winter makes the experience that much sweeter." 

– Nic Sims

or send your check to:

Ann Arbor Film Festival

PO Box 8232

Ann Arbor, MI 48107


If you would like to add AAFF to your estate plan, simply add this language to your will: 


I give, devise, and bequeath to the Ann Arbor Film Festival 

(a) the sum of $ ___________ or (b) ______ percent of my estate 

to be used for the benefit of the festival as determined by

the executive director and the Board of Directors.


To let us know your intentions, or for questions and more information, please email Thank you!

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization powered by a generous community of supporters. As the longest running independent and experimental film festival in North America, the AAFF serves as a critical forum for connecting filmmakers with audiences through the art form of film.

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