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Off the Screen! Open for Proposals!

The Ann Arbor Film Festival seeks proposals for Off the Screen! an intermedia series featuring expanded and live cinema performances, new media installations (virtual and augmented reality, etc.), and educational salon sessions, to be held during the upcoming 57th AAFF. We aim to present challenging and aesthetically potent works of art, and to create an environment for meaningful conversation about the culture of the moving image.

Expanded cinema performances could include, but are not limited to, projector experiments and live performances that interface with film or screen. New media works of all sorts are considered for display in various locations (including the possibility of storefront windows, galleries, and the Michigan Theater lobby) throughout Ann Arbor during the Festival. Salon Session formats could include: lightning talks (Pecha Kucha-style brief presentations), process demos or lessons (concise “how-to” presentations on technique by makers), and moderated conversations.

The general public, filmmakers, writers, teachers, and film programmers are the audience. We seek to consciously engage participants with material that complements the general content of the Festival.

If you wish to conduct an activity or presentation please click here for more information on proposals. Proposals are due Monday, October 1. Please direct any questions to

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