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Wed, Mar 15


Millennium Film Workshop

60th Ann Arbor Film Festival Touring Program

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60th Ann Arbor Film Festival Touring Program
60th Ann Arbor Film Festival Touring Program

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Mar 15, 2023, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Millennium Film Workshop, 167 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA


About the event

Established in 1963, the Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant garde and experimental lm festival in North America. In 2022, the festival featured 37 programs with more than 150 films from almost 40 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, narrative, hybrid, and performance based works. The 61st Festival will take place March 21-26, 2023 at the historic Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Film submissions for the 61st festival are accepted from July 1st through September 30th, 2022. Executive Director: Leslie Raymond Technical Director: Tom Bray TOURING PROGRAM The Ann Arbor Film Festival, a pioneer of the lm festival touring concept, has been presenting an annual tour of selected works from the festival since 1964 to galleries, art house theaters, museums, universities, libraries, microcinemas, and media arts centers throughout the world. All lmmakers participating on the tour are paid to screen their work, providing direct support to these independent artists. FILMS: Birdsaver Report Volume 2 Heehyun Choi Los Angeles, CA | 2020 | 11 minutes Mariam Ghani Juror Award Wild birds continue to collide onto glass walls, and humans collect, measure, and analyze to prevent it. Various attempts to observe, perceive and represent reality are prevalent in the history of art, lm, and media. Do human vision and bird vision lie in the same world? Are we able to see the same image as the other? The Fourth Wall Mahboobeh Kalaee Iran | 2022 | 10 minutes Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film Home and family, relationships, desires, wishes and everything are summarized in a kitchen. The stuttering boy is alone there, playing with his imagination. She Gather Me Miatta Kawinzi Brooklyn, NY | 2021 | 12 minutes The No. 1 African Film Award Titled after a line from Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved. A poetic meditation on the resonance of different physical and mental landscapes of the African Diaspora. Through analog and digital lm, video, and audio; this piece presents alternative ways of considering place and the search for a space of belonging & refuge. After the Dance Shunsaku Hayashi Japan | 2021 | 3 minutes Thomas Renoldner Juror Award Inspired by the realization that someone you thought you knew has changed in frightening ways. Our understanding of people is mediated by our own experience, limited, and the indirect ritualism of relationships is like dance or sport. Precautionary Measures Lizzy Deacon, Ika Schwander Portugal | 2021 | 14 minutes The Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for an Emerging Experimental Artist Irani Bag Maryam Tafakory Iran, Singapore, UK | 2021 | 8 minutes Barbara Hammer Feminist Film Award Using excerpts of lms produced between 1990 and 2018, Irani Bag is a split-screen video essay questioning the innocence of bags in post-revolution Iranian cinema. Cosmos-War-Finally-Love Luciano Zubillaga Argentina | 2022 | 7 minutes Best Experimental Film A triptych about sequential and spatial indeterminacy. Linearity imposes a closed and rigid hierarchy of sensory organization based on a xed, external, geometrically positioned observer and narrative. Cosmos- War-Finally-Love incorporates the nebulous and swarming character of indeterminacy and ambiguity as an opening to expand the plasticity of our transmodal connections. ohn L Nina McNeely Los Angeles, CA | 2021 | 5 minutes Award for Best Music Video An absurdist dance and animation extravaganza about when cult followers turn on their leader.

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