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#GivingTuesday: Save the Date for December 1!

“Thank you so much for the incredible online-festival! It helped a lot to see all the fantastic films and the Q&As, to leave that strange atmosphere of the outside world and find a way back to the inside world and back to creativity and back to work. Thank you! Some of my friends, who are normally not into experimental-films enjoyed it a lot.” - Rebecca Blöcher, filmmaker

Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday was created as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good, give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. On this GivingTuesday, a day of global generosity, we hope you’ll dedicate your support to the mission of North America’s longest-running experimental film festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival!

New Initiatives

With your gift, you help us support bold and visionary filmmakers, advance the art forms of film and new media, and engage diverse audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. Your help also allows us to carry out new initiatives to benefit filmmakers, including submission fee discounts for BIPOC filmmakers and for the first time ever, paying artists to show their films in competition. Last year, we hosted our very first virtual film festival, and are building on what we learned to create an experience that resonates even more with AAFF’s spirit of community. Mark your calendars for the 59th AAFF, scheduled to take place online, again, March 23-March 28, 2021!

Treasured History

Bending minds since 1963 and founded by artist George Manupelli, the AAFF is internationally recognized as a premier forum for independent filmmakers and artists. Alumni filmmakers screening their work throughout the festival's illustrious history have included George Lucas, Yoko Ono, Gus Van Sant, and Andy Warhol.

And it’s all thanks to you!

Each year the festival welcomes you, the audience, to participate in a dynamic and inclusive experience celebrating film art and filmmakers. This transcendent six-day happening is only possible thanks to the contributions of generous people like you!

As you think about ways to make a difference in the world on #GivingTuesday this year, it's the perfect time to show your support for this cultural icon with a global impact.


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