AAFF Newsletter: October 2010

Call for Entries Standard Deadline: OCTOBER 4, 2010

The standard deadline for submissions to the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival is fast approaching.

We are calling for new independent works (films completed after January 1, 2009) that celebrate film as an art form. We consider all genres, lengths, styles and formats, including 16mm, 35mm, super-8mm, video and HD video.

To see last year’s program: http://www.48.aafilmfest.org/

Deadlines and Fees:

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.

Upcoming Filmmaker Exhibitions

Ann Arbor Film Festival founder George Manupelli will be the subject of a partial retrospective at the upcoming 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival in December.

Dr. Chicago (1968) and Ride Dr Chicago Ride (1970), the first two films of Manupelli’s Dr Chicago trilogy will be programmed as part of the Experimental Forum at Thessaloniki.                                                                                          

Gesturings, a 16mm film by Ann Arbor resident Peter Herwitz, will be screened October 3rd at the upcoming 14th Views from the Avant Garde. Gesturings had its world premiere at the 48th AAFF and is currently part of the AAFF touring program. Views from the Avant Garde, a four-day series as part of the 48th New York Film Festival at the Lincoln Center in New York City, will also be screening many new works by filmmakers who have participated in recent editions
of the AAFF including Tomonari Nishikawa, Ben Russell, Rebecca Meyers,
David Gatten, Deborah Stratman, Laida
Lertxundi, Phil Solomon, Lewis Klahr and many others.
AAFF award winning filmmakers Julie Murray and Nathaniel Dorsky have retrospective programs at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City as part of the Walking Picture Palace, an annual film series curated by Views co-programmer Mark McElhatten. Both filmmakers also have new films at Views From the Avant Garde.

Julie Murray: Light Echoes Dark screens October 5
Nathaniel Dorsky: Illuminated Hours and Days; 1-3 screens October 4, 6 & 8.

Photo of Dr. Chicago cast by G. Manupelli
Still from Ghost Algebra by Janie Geiser

Actualité of the Month






Filmmaker Nick Abrahams recorded Steel Harmony performing Joy Division’s “Transmission” as part of Jeremy Deller’s Procession  (Manchester, England July 2009).

Link courtesy of Brooklyn-based artist and writer Jim Supanick.
Jim authors the fine blog As a Chimney Draws.

Tags: Actuality Film

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Posted on October 01st, 2010