hotel in ann arbor for the film festival

Choosing a Hotel for the 56th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival

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Stills from the 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2017.


Ann Arbor is full of world-class arts and culture, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival is no exception. The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America. Filmmakers and multimedia artists from around the globe flock to Ann Arbor to showcase the most beautiful, thought-provoking, and cutting edge work they have to offer. AAFF takes place over five days—March 20th through 25th—at the historic Michigan Theater, and features dozens of screenings and events.

One of the newer features of the Ann Arbor Film Festival is Off The Screen!, showcases expanded cinema performances, new media installations, and salons. True to their mission, AAFF continues to innovate by supporting new technology that allows artists to tell stories in exciting new ways.

Each night of the festival, after screenings are finished, the Ann Arbor Film Festival invites you to attend their special after parties at local Ann Arbor bars and clubs. Mingle with patrons and filmmakers, and even enjoy live audio/visual performances on Friday March 23rd, Saturday March 24th, and Sunday March 25th.  For full schedule and more information, visit

If you’re still looking for a hotel for the festival, whether you want to stay for one night or all five days, good news: AAFF and Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites have partnered to give you special rates. Use promo code “AAFF2018” while booking to unlock room discounts just for festival patrons.  Ann Arbor Regent offers the following free amenities: hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool and hot tub, complimentary shuttle service to the festival (confirm when making reservations that can take you to Michigan Theater), game room, fitness center, parking and WiFi.

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