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

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Why to Fest

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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

Check back here for the latest announcements!

Secretopia – First screenings announced!

Announcing our first two Secretopia screenings, taking place on June 8th at 7:00 and 9:15 PM in the Michigan Theater Screening Room! Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 PM, Michigan Theater Screening Room - FREE & EASY - A dash of dark Coen Brothers-esque humor, a smidgen of...

Just Added: METROPOLITAN (with special guest WHIT STILLMAN)!

Cinetopia is happy to announce the addition of METROPOLITAN to this year's Symposium schedule! The 1990 film was distributed by Symposium subject IRA DEUTCHMAN's New Line Cinema and directed by WHIT STILLMAN (who also directed LOVE & FRIENDSHIP). Both Ira and Whit...

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