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Best of Ann Arbor Film Festival Part 2

Best of Ann Arbor Film Festival Part 2

Energie (Fleisch, 2007)

Best of Independent, Experimental & Artistically-Inspired Short Films

The AAFF Tour is a program of many of the finest cutting-edge, creative and artfully crafted independent films from the most recent festival. Many of the films included on the tour won awards at the 46th AAFF, as well as at other notable festivals such as Rotterdam, Sundance, Slamdance, and Black Maria. The program serves as an inspired alternative to the Oscar®-nominated shorts program, which also travels across the U.S. each year.

The program opens with Chel White’s A Painful Glimpse Into My Writing Process, based on an unpublished satirical essay by poet Scott Poole, in which the writing process is rendered in animated images straight from the subconscious… or somewhere. Also featured are Andrew Cahill’s Spontaneous Generation, a clay animation short that took the Best Animated Film award, and Thorsten Fleisch’s Energie, for which Fleisch won Best Emerging Experimental Video Artist.