Opening Night Party



Celebrate the first night of the festival with drinks and food generously provided by Ann Arbor area businesses including Ann Arbor Distilling Company, Bigalora, Bløm Meadworks, Café Zola, Jerusalem Garden, Mothfire Brewing Co., Mediterrano, Sava’s, Side Biscuit, TeaHaus, Vinology, Zingerman’s Creamery, and more. DJ set by Alvin Hill. A ticket to Films in Competition 1 is included in the price of admission.

Films In Competition 1

The 62nd Festival begins with this screening of experimental, documentary, and animated films, featuring a calibration test film; two abstract, cosmic energies; two Texas sisters in the metaverse; a provocative story of longing and connection; the horrors and absurdities of life during Putin’s war on Ukraine; a familiar world within a world; and an explosion.


9:30–11:30 pm | free
600 East Liberty Street
Featuring the Jon Hammonds Trio