Revolutionizing Festivals – Notes on the First Virtual Ann Arbor Film Festival

If somebody had told me that my first experience of Ann Arbor Film Festival would happen during one of the worst pandemics in recent human history, while I was locked down in the Parisian periphery, I would have seriously reconsidered this person’s mental condition. Continue reading Revolutionizing Festivals – Notes on the First Virtual Ann Arbor Film Festival

Review: ‘My First Film’ (2018) by Zia Anger

by Savina Petkova “You’re in”, reads the email. I slide out of my chair to make myself a coffee – it’s going to be a long night. After four days of snooping around and refreshing Zia Anger’s twitter page at random times, I’m ‘in’, even though all the available slots for her interactive My First Film, have consistently filled up in less than six minutes. … Continue reading Review: ‘My First Film’ (2018) by Zia Anger

UDVFF 5: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men – Interrogations and Alternatives

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the fifth program of our Virtual Film Festival, which offers a weekly watching schedule of moving image works available for free streaming, and curated by our expert contributors. Previous programs can be found here. Next week’s program is ‘Buried in Song’, curated by Noah Rosenberg. If you enjoy this week’s program, we ask that you please consider subscribing to our Patreon … Continue reading UDVFF 5: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men – Interrogations and Alternatives

“There is magic to be found in everything” – Looking at films by Nathaniel Dorsky

Nathaniel Dorsky began making films in the 1960s, and worked for many years as an editor on various commercial film projects which had nothing to do with his personal interests as an artist. For him, there is a strict separation between a film made for money and a film made personally. Continue reading “There is magic to be found in everything” – Looking at films by Nathaniel Dorsky