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Call For Entries Comes to a Close

Published October 29, 2021

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59th AAFF Best Experimental Film: Revolykus by Victor Orozco Ramirez

On July 1, 2021, film submissions started coming in from all over the world for the Ann Arbor Film Festival’s upcoming 60th season. The submission process officially ended on October 15, and we look forward to celebrating our long history with artists from a wide array of countries around the world and sharing their work on the historic Michigan Theater’s silver screen at the upcoming festival, March 22-27, 2022.

Over the course of 14 weeks, AAFF received over 2,700 films from more than 90 countries, with a majority coming from international filmmakers, the largest percentages coming from Europe, Asia, and South America. Although last year’s virtual film festival was a success, Despite the success of last year’s 59th virtual AAFF, we are thrilled to be planning for an in-person event this March. We will also continue to offer online programs for those who can’t travel to the festival, who aren't quite ready to venture out, or simply prefer participating from the comfort of their homes.

Accepted filmmakers will have a lot to look forward to, including financial compensation for all screened films thanks to our Pay Artists Initiative, as well as a platform to showcase their work. AAFF offers over $22,500 in awards to winners each year with a chance to qualify for an Oscar Nomination by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the short film category.

Thank you to all artists who submitted work over the past few months. Our screening process to select films for our 60th festival is now fully underway!


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