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ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL INC

Bending Minds with Experimental Film Since 1963

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

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Mission

The mission of the Ann Arbor Film Festival is to promote bold, visionary filmmakers through the advancement of moving image art, and to 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

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62nd Ann Arbor Film Festival

The upcoming festival will take place in 2024 during March 26th through March 31st in-person and March 26th through April 7th online. The festival received 2,971 films from 91 countries to be considered for the 62nd festival. 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 Ann Arbor Film Festival's 61st season had 6,600 in-person attendees and 2,200 online attendees from 33 countries and 29 states!

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.

https://www.aafilmfest.org/tour

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since 2019, the AAFF has partnered with the Michigan Theater on a monthly screening series. The most recent series took place May-November 2023 with feature films that were shown during the 61th AAFF. This event is free to members of the Ann Arbor Film Festival or Michigan Theater Gold Card Members.

https://www.aafilmfest.org/aaffpresents

Population(s) Served
Adults

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL INC

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Damani Partridge

U-M College of LSA

Term: 2023 -

Damani Partridge

U-M College of LSA

Darcy Ann Hall

BritcoUSA

Michelle Wright

Virtana Corp.

Liz Seger

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Martin Fischhoff

Detroit Public Television

Matthew Graff

Dearborn Historical Museum

Chrisstina Hamilton

Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speakers Series Director

Dream Hampton

Filmmaker, Writer

Johannes von Molkte

U-M Dept. of Film, TV, and Media – Germanic Languages and Literature

Veerendra Prasad

U-M Dept. of Film, TV, and Media

Jay Sandweiss

Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon

Paul Schutt

Issue Media Group

David Whitinger

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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? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/21/2023

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.