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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ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL INC

EIN: 38-2379836


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

Subject area info

Information and media literacy

Film and video

Festivals

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Film, Video (A31)

Programs and results

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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

Where we work

How we listen

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    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

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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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Financials

ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL INC
Fiscal year: Jun 01 - May 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.69

Average of 4.98 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.8

Average of 4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10%

Average of 16% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL INC

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $8,401 $6,335 -$24,983 $56,701 $30,323
As % of expenses 2.2% 1.7% -6.1% 14.2% 8.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $8,401 $6,335 -$24,983 $56,701 $30,323
As % of expenses 2.2% 1.7% -6.1% 14.2% 8.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $404,378 $381,099 $387,333 $435,968 $401,215
Total revenue, % change over prior year -4.2% -5.8% 1.6% 12.6% -8.0%
Program services revenue 42.0% 38.9% 36.8% 33.2% 36.4%
Membership dues 2.5% 2.1% 1.8% 1.2% 1.5%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 13.7% 8.9% 9.0% 13.2% 10.6%
All other grants and contributions 41.2% 49.5% 49.7% 50.9% 51.0%
Other revenue 0.6% 0.4% 2.5% 1.5% 0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $382,777 $364,764 $410,066 $398,504 $360,434
Total expenses, % change over prior year 3.9% -4.7% 12.4% -2.8% -9.6%
Personnel 48.4% 35.3% 48.9% 41.2% 47.3%
Professional fees 8.9% 22.6% 14.5% 16.5% 16.3%
Occupancy 10.3% 11.4% 12.0% 12.1% 5.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 32.3% 29.3% 24.6% 30.3% 30.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $382,777 $364,764 $410,066 $398,504 $360,434
One month of savings $31,898 $30,397 $34,172 $33,209 $30,036
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $414,675 $395,161 $444,238 $431,713 $390,470

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 5.0 7.4 5.4 3.1 4.8
Months of cash and investments 5.0 7.4 5.4 6.6 8.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.1 4.5 3.3 7.5 9.4
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $160,358 $225,980 $185,487 $101,903 $144,883
Investments $0 $0 $0 $115,827 $104,857
Receivables $49,893 $15,137 $41,321 $77,198 $63,340
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,506 $3,506 $3,506 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.2% 11.1% 15.5% 14.9% 10.3%
Unrestricted net assets $131,960 $138,295 $113,312 $250,563 $280,886
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $512 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $68,300 $78,300 $80,550 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $68,300 $78,300 $80,550 $512 $0
Total net assets $200,260 $216,595 $193,862 $251,075 $280,886

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Leslie Raymond

Leslie Raymond joined the Ann Arbor Film Festival as its executive director in August 2013. In September 2019, Raymond’s leadership role expanded to include festival programming. Prior to her position with AAFF, as a teaching artist and educator, she founded the New Media Program at University of Texas at San Antonio and served as an assistant professor of art in digital video and new media art at Oakland University, where she was recognized with an Innovations in Teaching award. Raymond is a Film Festival Alliance board member, and a third-generation American of Chinese and Jewish descent. She holds a BFA in film/video from the Rhode Island School of Design, MFA in new genres from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design, and also studied film, video, and new media art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL INC

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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

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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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Disability