Ann Arbor Film Festival March 24-29
Attention all movie lovers! The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) will be returning for a 53rd year from March 24-29. Since 1963, the Ann Arbor Film Festival has been widely recognized as being one of the world’s top showcases for independent film. Over the years, influential filmmakers such as George Lucas, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Kasdan, and Gus Van Sant have had their work shown at the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Every year, the Ann Arbor Film Festival receives over 3,000 submissions from all over the world and this year’s festival will include over 100 films from over 20 different countries. Whether you like documentaries, comedies, old classics, dramas, short films, or animation, the festival will have something for you.
Most events will be held at the Michigan Theater at 603 E. Liberty Street, but others will be held at the State Theater at 233 S. State Street, the Work Gallery at 306 S. State Street, and Performance Network Theater at 120 E. Huron. After a day of movies, attendees are welcome to join in the after parties at Sava’s (March 24), The Ravens Club (March 25), \aut\BAR (March 26), The Bar at 327 Braun Court (March 27), and Alley Bar (March 29).
The festival’s jury will present over 20 awards to the festival’s top filmmakers on the evening of March 29. The winners will be announced at 6:00 PM and will be followed by select screenings of the award-winning films.
Visit the AAFF website for a full schedule of events and screenings and for more information about ordering tickets/passes. If you would like to take full advantage of everything the festival has to offer, you can purchase a festival pass for $100, or $85 for seniors, students, and Ann Arbor Film Festival members. If you’d only like to attend events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, a weekend pass is available for $60, or $50 for students, seniors, and AAFF members. Tickets to individual screenings are available for $10 each, $8 for seniors, students, and AAFF members.