AAFF Newsletter: August 2010

  • 49th Call for Entries - Early deadline is 8/16
  • Detroit's Burton Theatre
  • Tour Update
  • Upcoming Events

49th Call for Entries - Early deadline is 8/16!

The early deadline for submissions to the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival is fast approaching. We are calling for new independent works (films completed no later than 2009) that demand close examination, challenge convention, experiment with style and technique or inspire with creativity. We consider all genres, lengths, styles and formats, including 16mm, 35mm, super-8mm, video and HD video.

The AAFF provides at least $18,000 in cash awards to more than 20 filmmakers, serves as a qualifying festival for Academy Award® nomimation in the short film category and offers touring opportunities for select filmmakers.

Festival Deadlines and Fees:
Early Deadline – August 16, 2010
           $30 Shorts | $40 Features
Standard Deadline – October 4, 2010
     $40 Shorts | $50 Features

Late Deadline – November 4, 2010
        $50 Shorts | $60 Features

To see all submission details and to submit your film, please visit our website.


Detroit's Burton Theatre: New AAFF Tour Stop

The Burton Theatre is a new independent cinema in the Chinatown/Cass Corridor neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan that features classic art house, independent, LGBT, foreign and cult films. Responding to the shortage of art house venues in the city, the Burton Theatre aims to help Detroit rival Chicago and New York as a center for independent film.

The Burton Theatre is scheduled to screen Program One of the 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour for three dates, August 13 - 15, 2010.

Join AAFF Executive Director, Donald Harrison, and Community Development Manager, Becca Keating, Friday, August 13th for a brief Q & A post screening. 


48th AAFF Traveling Tour - Upcoming Dates

Burton Theatre
August 13 & 14, 2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

August 15, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Detroit, Michigan
Program One

Capri Theatre
August 14, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Montgomery, Alabama
Program One


Pitzer College Art Galleries
September 7, 2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Claremont, California
Program One

View full program listings here. Interested in bringing the tour near you? E-mail tour@aafilmfest.org.


Upcoming Events

Walk-in Backyard Cinema: WASTELAND UTOPIAS
WHERE: Lou Glorie's backyard, 827 Brooks
WHEN: Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 9:00pm - 11:30pm
ADMISSION: FREE
Join us for an outdoor screening of David Sherman's documentary Wasteland Utopias, which premiered at the 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Fresh popcorn and lemonade will be available courtesy of Bona Sera. Bring a blanket and/or camping chair and join us for a summer screening!
** The rain date for this event is Saturday, August 21.


"What the Hell Was That?"
co-presented by the Projectorhead series from U of M's Screen Arts and Cultures department

WHERE: Angell Auditorium A - Michigan University Main Campus
WHEN: Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
ADMISSION: FREE

Several short experimental films from the Ann Arbor Film Festival archives will be presented and screened by expert panelists followed by discussion with the audience.


Posted on August 01st, 2010