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creative:impact - Giving the 2020 Ann Arbor Film Festival A Live-Streaming Lifeline

Mar 31, 2020

AAFF Live Feed Screenshot
Credit Leslie Raymond / Ann Arbor Film Festival

For 58 years, the Ann Arbor Film Festival has traditionally invited people to pack into Ann Arbor film houses to watch and discuss films made by filmmakers from all over the world.  The 2020 version of the festival was anything but traditional, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Leslie Raymond, director of the festival, joins Deb Polich and David Fair to give her first-person account of the 2020 festival experience on this week’s edition of "creative:impact."


Deb Polich, President and CEO of the Arts Alliance

Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.  In the weeks and months to come, 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of The Arts Alliance, explore the myriad of contributors that make up the creative sector in Washtenaw County.

Check out some of the online activity from the festival below!

AAFF Live Feed Screenshot
Credit Leslie Raymond / Ann Arbor Film Festival

AAFF Live Comments on Facebook
Credit Leslie Raymond / Ann Arbor Film Festival
AAFF Viewer Chat
Credit Leslie Raymond / Ann Arbor Film Festival

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Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF)

58th Annual AAFF Winners

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