ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL INC

Bending Minds with Experimental Film Since 1963

aka Ann Arbor Film Festival   |   Ann Arbor, MI   |  www.aafilmfest.org

Mission

The mission of the Ann Arbor Film Festival is to support bold, visionary filmmakers, advance the art form of film and new media, and engage communities with remarkable cinematic experiences.

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Leslie Raymond

Main address

PO Box 8232

Ann Arbor, MI 48107 USA

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EIN

38-2379836

NTEE code info

Film, Video (A31)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

61st Ann Arbor Film Festival

The upcoming festival will take place March 21-26, 2023. It will feature hundreds of films, videos, and live performances as part of some 40 programs over a six-day period. The festival also offers panels, discussions, live question and answer sessions with filmmakers as well as interactive presentations to deepen audience engagement with film art.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The tour provides filmmakers the unique opportunity of having their work screened in front of audiences for whom, in many places, the tour venue is their only access to this form of film art. Each filmmaker participating in the AAFF tour is also paid for each tour stop, thereby helping to directly support their filmmaking.

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is a pioneer of the traveling film festival tour which launched in 1964 with film screenings in Paris, Los Angeles, and Berkeley. Since that time, the AAFF tour has presented hundreds of influential works by film artists including Barbara Hammer, Gus Van Sant, Sally Cruikshank, Don Hertzfeldt, Bill Brown, Ross McLaren, Paul Winkler, James Duesing, Martha Colburn, and Jay Rosenblatt.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since 2019, the AAFF has partnered with the Michigan Theater on a monthly screening series. The current series takes place May-November 2022 with feature films that were shown during the 60th AAFF. This event is free to members of the Ann Arbor Film Festival or Michigan Theater Gold Card Members.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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How we listen

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    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences,

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  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

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Financials

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ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL INC

Board of directors
as of 06/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Susan Dise

WCBN-FM

Term: 2020 - 2022

Dave DeVarti

Sue Dise

WCBN-FM

Francyne Stacey

Stacey Law Practice

Matthew Graff

M C Graff Training & Consulting, LLC

Damani Partridge

U-M Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

Darcy Hall

Helen Harding

Planned Parenthood of Michigan

Katherine Johnson

Destination Ann Arbor

Hafsah Mijinyawa

Superlunar

Amy Moore

Veerendra Prasad

U-M Department of Film, Television, and Media

Jay Sandweiss

Doctor Jay Sandweiss

Paul Schutt

Issue Media Group

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/29/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

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