MovieMaker Magazine announced that the Ann Arbor Film Festival has been named one of MovieMaker’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2021, a year that nearly everyone expects to be better than the one before.
MovieMaker determined the winners of the annual list using festival surveys, filmmaker testimonials, and independent research.
“I expect film festivals to come roaring back in the coming months — but smartly, and safely, balancing our love of film with our top priority, protecting everyone’s health,” said MovieMaker editor-in-chief Tim Molloy. “These festivals have supported their communities, audiences and filmmakers with never-give-up innovations to celebrate our love of movies. Some of the things they perfected in 2020, like virtual screenings, are here to stay, even for festivals that return to in-person, indoor showings.
“But we didn’t just choose these festivals based on their handling of the pandemic. They made this list by proving themselves to be of serious value to the next generation of moviemakers, through awards, prizes, distribution deals, and meetings with future collaborators and friends.”
The call for entries for the 60th Ann Arbor Film Festival opens on July 1, 2021. Stay tuned for more information and check our call for entries page for updates.