During the 58th AAFF Live Stream that took place March 24-March 30, 2020 our three jurors; Osbert Parker, Lisa Steele and Lynne Sachs, presented a selection of their work and also participated in a live Q&A. In case you missed it, we've decided to make them available online. You can check the presentations below. For full details of each of the films that are presented check out our digital program book here.
Osbert Parker: New Adventures in Animation
New Adventures in Animation is a diverse program of mixed live-action and animated films that spans over 30 years of Parker’s international career in film, TV and the creative arts. Selected films, experiments, private sketchbooks, and a selection of behind-the-scenes films were shown for the first time, demonstrating a unique approach that creates new adventures in animation, one-of-a-kind imaginary worlds within commercials and short films, starting points for compelling narratives in long-form work. More info on pages 60-62 in the program book.
How do we negotiate the photographing of images that contain the body? What experiential, political, or aesthetic contingencies do we bring to both the making and viewing of a cinema that contains the human form? If a body is different from our own—in terms of gender, skin color, or age—do we frame it differently? As a juror at the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York filmmaker Lynne Sachs guides her audience through her own evolution as a filmmaker by sharing excerpts from her films, from 1987 to the present. She explores the fraught and bewildering challenge of looking at the human form from behind the lens. More info on pages 38 and 39 in the program book.
Lisa Steele is a pioneer in video art, educator, curator, and co-founder of the Toronto-based organization Vtape, an award-winning media center and distributor of video art. She has collaborated with Kim Tomczak since 1983, producing videotapes, performances, and photo/text works. Currently, Steele teaches at the University of Toronto as part of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. More info on page 50 in the program book.