The 52nd Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival runs March 26th through March 30th, 2014. The Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America. Video Data Bank is glad to continue its relationship with the AAFF through the administration of the the Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for Emerging Experimental Video Artist. This award intends to provide support to the most promising video artist shown at the festival at the inception of her/his career. The prize, which will be awarded by the AAFF Jury, was conceived by the Aronofsky family to honor the late Barbara Aronofsky Latham, a Chicago-based experimental video artist. VDB artists participating in the festival this year include Pawel Wojtasik, Kevin Jerome Everson, Bryan Boyce, Michael Robinson, Deborah Stratman, Nancy Holt, Abigail Child, and Akram Zaatari. VDB Distribution Manger Ruth Hodgins will be in attendence from March 28 through March 30th.
The 52nd iteration of the Ann Arbor Film Festival includes a number of Video Data Bank new releases including:
- Touch, Shelly Silver, 2013, 1:06:05, U.S.
- Farther than the eye can see, Basma Alsharif, 2012, 12:56, Jordan/ United Arab Emirates
- Encounters with Your Inner Trotsky Child, Jim Finn, 2013, 21:10, U.S.
- Let Us Persevere in What We Have Resolved Before We Forget, Ben Russell, 2013, 19:57, France