Founded in 1963, the Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, AAFF engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. For a second year, the festival will be presented in a hybrid format, allowing selected filmmakers to reach a worldwide audience from March 21 to 29. In-person screenings and events will take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from March 21 to 26.

Two distinguished artists and an acclaimed film programmer/festival director will jury this year’s edition: Amir George, Christine Panushka, and Koyo Yamashita. Each juror will present a curated program of their own work that also will be screened online.

Highlights from the upcoming festival include:

  • Submissions: 2,754 films from 95 countries
  • Films in Competition: 108 films from 33 countries
  • Features in Competition: All 12 features from outside the United States
  • Premieres: 12 world, 30 North American, and 13 United States premieres
  • Percentage on Film: 11% of selected films shot on 16mm or 35mm

Tickets and passes are now available for in-person and online attendance.

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