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The Ann Arbor Film Festival Is Not Possible Without Our Global Grassroots Community

November 29, 2023

The 62nd Ann Arbor Film Festival call for entries wrapped on October 14 with 2,971 films submitted from 92 countries. As the AAFF’s Executive Director, I am always amazed at the high level of creativity that comes through our door each year–and that success has not happened overnight. Our legendary festival has been bending minds since we launched in 1963, thanks to our incredible community of filmmakers, film enthusiasts, and lovers of the extraordinary. AAFF’s lively grassroots community circles the globe. By reading this blog post you are a part of that community. Thank you! 

The mission of the Ann Arbor Film Festival is to promote bold, visionary filmmakers through the advancement of moving image art, and to engage communities with remarkable cinematic experiences. Mark your calendar now for the 62nd Ann Ann Arbor Film Festival, taking place in person March 26-31, 2024 and online March 26 - April 7. 

AAFF donors and members are at the heart of this thriving celebration of new voices telling stories beyond the mainstream. Our tradition of viewing the world in everchanging ways would not be possible without them. If you have contributed to the festival in the past, thank you! If you are considering your first contribution to AAFF, we look forward to your support! 

Wherever you are in the world, and whether you have contributed before or are a soon-to-be first time supporter, please make your gift today to ensure our success in 2024. Through your support, the AAFF will continue our work as a mission-driven nonprofit supporting filmmakers, advancing the art form, and creating an exceptional experience for our global audience showcasing the best of contemporary avant-garde and experimental film art. If you are not already a member, I hope you’ll join

Continue your journey with us as we explore the future of film together!  Please visit or email us at I look forward to seeing you at the festival!

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