November 2, 2023
We are delighted that 2,971 filmmakers in 92 countries across six continents have submitted a film for the 62nd Ann Arbor Film Festival, which will take place March 26-31, 2024 (online through April 7). Last year AAFF received for its 61st festival 2,754 films from 95 countries.
Of the 2,971 films submitted for the upcoming 62nd festival, AAFF received 1,372 films from the United States,189 from the United Kingdom, 156 from Canada, and 139 from Germany. In addition, over 25 films were submitted from 17 additional countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Spain, and Taiwan.
Submissions are reviewed by over 60 festival screeners and the final selection of films in competition at the 62nd AAFF will be announced February 1, 2024. Each year AAFF selects over 100 shorts and features for the awards competition portion of the festival. Visit our History & Mission page to explore past festival program books and get a sense of the rich history of this festival that has been bending minds since 1963!
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is open to features and short experimental films as well as films that demonstrate a high regard for the moving image as an experimental art form, no matter the genre.
An AAFF follower on instagram recently posted that we "gotta crack that Antarctica barrier" so if anyone knows an experimental filmmaker working at McMurdo Station or elsewhere on the southernmost continent, please tell them about AAFF!