Passholder Events!

Exclusive events and opportunities for festival passholders!

Festival passholders are invited to enjoy some free select snacks and/or beverages before, after, or in between seeing some films at the locations below!

Be sure to show your festival pass!




In addition, all passholders receive complimentary parking in Detroit at the College for Creative Studies parking structure located off Brush Street on the East side of Campus.

Special Events and Parties

Got a Cinetopia Festival pass? Join us for one of these exciting and free events!

Opening Night Cocktails

Friday, June 3, 5:30 to 7:30PM
Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth St., Detroit

Yeti Coolers Presents: BBQ-Beer-Short Film Premieres

Join us for a community gathering of short film premieres, BBQ and beer from Alaskan Brewing Company. Festival Pass holders are admitted for free!

Saturday, June 4, 3-6 PM
Ponyride, 1401 Vermont St., Detroit

Presented with support from

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Ann Arbor Kickoff Cocktails

Thursday, June 9,  4:00 – 6:00 PM
Knight’s Downtown Steakhouse
600 E. Liberty St, Ann Arbor

Screening of RESILIENCE and DJ Holiday CD Release Party

Join us for a screening of French director ARNO BITSCHY’s compelling depiction of the struggles and triumphs of Detroit in the time between the bankruptcy declaration and the Mayor’s 2015 State of the City speech. .Bitschy captures Detroiters speaking about what’s bad in their city (foreclosures and water shut-offs) and what’s good (community, creativity, and toughness), with a captivating soundtrack provided by local jazz and rap artists, including DJ HOLIDAY AND BAND, who will perform following the film and Q&A. Presented in partnership with PROGRESSIVE ARTS and CINEMA DETROIT.

$20 per person (at the door); Festival Pass holders are admitted for FREE!

Friday, June 10, 7 PM
Bert’s Warehouse Theatre
2739 Russell St., Eastern Market, Detroit

Cocktails and Apps

Saturday, June 11,  2:30-4:30 pm
Taste Kitchen
521 E. Liberty St, Ann Arbor

Green Room Happy Hour

Friday June 10th, 3 – 5 PM
Sunday, June 12th, 3 – 5 PM
Michigan Theater
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
Beer & Wine

Andreas Deja Discusses THE NINE OLD MEN

2015 ‘Disney Legend’ award-winning animator ANDREAS DEJA offers a special book discussion covering Walt Disney’s team of core animators, who he affectionately called his “Nine Old Men.”  Known for creating Disney’s most famous works — Deja being an apprentice to the Nine Old Men himself — take a journey with him as he discusses their techniques that include figure drawing, acting, story structure, and character animation.  Revealing rare drawings and clips that delve into the Disney animation history, our featured guest will help give us first-hand insight as to what went into creating these timeless characters from some of Disney’s most memorable features; with a wink of inspiration for you to add a little magic into your next sketch or artwork.

Saturday, June 11, 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Michigan Theater – Screening Room
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor