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
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
Short Film Competition
"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."
"The festival's programming is wide-ranging and eclectic - a mix of big name festival breakout hits as well as the obscure."
"A buffet for film fanatics."
"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
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Cinetopia Film Festival Announces Award Winners: Women directors take Audience, Festival Director and two Detroit Voices Awards
After wrapping a successful 11 day film festival, Cinetopia Film Festival announced the 2017 winners of the four Audience and Festival Director Awards, as well as the four awards for the Detroit Voices short film competition, at their closing night celebration at the...
The Detroit homecoming screening of native Qasim Basir's DESTINED (scheduled for Friday, June 9 at 9:30 pm) has sold out! In order to accommodate patrons who want to take part in this celebration of a local-boy-makes-good, we have moved DESTINED to the Detroit Film...
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...