Cinetopia Returns!

May 10-19

Cinetopia Returns!

May 10-19

Cinetopia Returns!

May 10-19

Cinetopia Returns!

May 10-19

Cinetopia Returns!

May 10-19

What is Cinetopia?

The Cinetopia Film Festival is an annual, curated festival in metro Detroit, featuring more than 50 of the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, and more). It takes place over the span of 10 days every spring at venues throughout the region.

Days to Cinetopia

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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?

Latest Updates

Find changes to the schedule, late additions to the program, and the like over here

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, Alan Rudolph, John Sayles, and Orson Welles. Together they make U-M a major destination for research on these American maverick filmmakers.

Join us this May as we celebrate NANCY SAVOCA as a member of this prestigious group. Panels, screenings, and special guests (including Ms. Savoca herself) 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

Cinetopia Latest Updates

Check back here for the latest announcements!

Barbara’s Best

Senior Festival Programmer Barbara Twist has weighed in on her top picks for this year's Cinetopia: Beside Still Waters – I first saw this film when I was on the Narrative Jury for the 2013 Austin Film Festival. I was struck by the way Chris Lowell, the...

This Year’s Special Guests!

#Cinetopia15 is proud to welcome a wide variety of writers, directors, producers and stars to discuss their films at the festival. From Tab Hunter and Greg Louganis on Skype to legendary comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Barry Crimmins appearing in person, and even...

Russ’s Recs for #Cinetopia15

In his weekly Cinema Chat, Detroit-born Festival Founder Russ Collins highlighted a few movies he is especially looking forward to having festival goers see, including: Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet – The opening night film in Detroit playing FREE on lawn of Detroit...

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