Cinetopia Film Festival Award Winners Announced!

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What is Cinetopia?

Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, etc.).



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How to Fest

Passes vs. tickets, where to park, planning your schedule

Why to Fest

What is it about film festivals, anyway?

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Special Programs

U-M Screen Arts Mavericks and Makers Symposium

University of Michigan’s Hatcher Library is home to extensive archives and materials documenting the careers of several American filmmakers known for coloring outside the lines: Robert Altman, Ira Deutchman, Nancy Savoca, John Sayles, and Orson Welles. Together they make U-M a major destination for research on these American maverick filmmakers.

Join us this June as we celebrate ALAN RUDOLPH as a member of this prestigious group. Panels, screenings, and special guests (including Mr. Rudolph himself) will take part.

The Arab Film Festival

Brought to you by the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn. Bringing the best of the best films from the Arab World and Arab American community to the doorstep of metro Detroit.

Detroit Voices
Short Film Competition

Detroit Voices is a local short film competition that champions Michigan filmmakers by showcasing the talent and creative spirit of our state. Submissions open through April 30!

"You'll have plenty of chances to see some of the best independent features and documentaries out there - plus the work of local emerging talent."

– Detroit Free Press

"The festival's programming is wide-ranging and eclectic - a mix of big name festival breakout hits as well as the obscure."

– Detroit Metro Times

"A buffet for film fanatics."

– CBS Detroit

"Cinetopia...grace[s] theatres in the Ann Arbor and Detroit metropolitan areas with a variety of dark full-length feature dramas, sardonic comedies, documentaries, and shorts to satisfy any local cinephile."

  • Michigan Daily

Mark Your Calendars

31 May 2018

Opening Night Party (featuring Eighth Grade)

Festival Passholders are invited to join us at 5:30 PM for our opening night party! Then, All-Movie Pass and ticket holders, join us at 8:00 PM for the midwest premiere of EIGHTH GRADE (with director BO BURNHAM in attendance).

01 June 2018

FREE Outdoor Screening of The Princess Bride on Maynard

at dusk outside the Michigan Theater.

Join us for a free screening of this family classic in downtown Ann Arbor! Sponsored by State Street District and United Healthcare.

Our Venues

Cinetopia spans the greater Detroit Metropolitan area, with venues in downtown Detroit, Dearborn, and Ann Arbor.

Michigan Theater

603 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103

Arab American National Museum

13624 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126

College for Creative Studies

Walter B Ford II Building
201 East Kirby Street
Detroit, MI, 48202

State Theatre

233 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The Wright Museum

315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Detroit Film Theatre

at the Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue (enter off of John R)
Detroit, MI 48202

The Henry Ford

20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48124

Cinema Detroit

4126 Third Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

The U-M Hatcher Library

913 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Cinetopia Latest Updates

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Traveling to Detroit for Cinetopia? Hints for Parking

Parking is always a challenge, so here are a few guides to help you reduce your stress and make it to your movies on time! First things first--Festival Passholders receive free parking at the CCS parking structure off of Brush Street. Just show your pass! Cinema...

It’s Opening Night!

Months of preparation have led us here--the beginning of 10 days of fantastic films, amazing guests, inspiring panels, and a host of other special events. We've got a full lineup today to ring in the festival--including a free family-friendly outdoor screening of ONLY...

Just Added: Panel Discussions!

Want to know what went on behind the scenes of your favorite Cinetopia selection? Join us for these hour-long, moderated discussions that give you an insider's look at the art of filmmaking. See the full lineup...

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