The Ann Arbor Film Festival is internationally recognized as a premiere showcase for creative, inspiring, and influential films of all types: avant-garde and experimental, story-based narratives, documentaries, and animation. As the longest-running film festival of its kind in North America, the AAFF is steeped in a rich tradition of ground-breaking cinema. Thousands of influential filmmakers have showcased early work at the AAFF, including luminaries such as Kenneth Anger, Agnes Varda, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Gus Van Sant, Barbara Hammer, Lawrence Kasdan, and George Lucas.


52nd AAFF, March 25-30, 2014. Preview on Damn Arbor.


Leslie Raymond is named executive director in August 2013.


49th AAFF, March 22-27, 2010


The 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival ~ March 23-28, 2010 ~ The Historic Michigan Theater


The 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival ~ March 24-29, 2009 ~ The Historic Michigan Theater. The early entry deadline is Aug 15, 2008 for a submission fee of $30; regular deadline is Oct. 15, 2008 for $40. Entries are accepted in three formats: 16mm, DVD, and VHS; please do not send Blu-ray discs or Betamax tapes.