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What is Cinetopia?
The Cinetopia Film Festival, produced by the Michigan Theater Foundation, is Southeast Michigan’s regional film festival serving multicultural audiences from Detroit, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, Bloomfield Township, and all points in between.
Over the course of 10 days each May, Cinetopia brings over 120 film screenings of 60+ narrative and documentary films from the world’s leading industry and regional film festivals (Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, and many more!) to a growing audience of 40,000+.
Each year, Cinetopia is made possible by a number of wonderful cultural sites located around Southeastern Michigan, from Ann Arbor to Metro Detroit.
Cinetopia is fortunate to partner with a number of specialized local film festivals and organizations. Our partners have included the Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival, Dearborn’s Arab American National Museum’s Arab Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival (the oldest advant-garde film festival in North America), the University of Michigan’s Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers, and Detroit’s College of Creative Studies.
Detroit Voices is a local short film competition that champions Michigan filmmakers by showcasing the talent and creative spirit of our state. 2019 Winners and finalists announced!
Arab Film Festival
Brought to you by the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, the Arab Film Festival brings you the best of the best films from the Arab World and Arab American community to the doorstep of metro Detroit.
U-M Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers
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, Nancy Savoca, John Sayles, and Orson Welles. Together they make the University a major destination for research on these American maverick filmmakers.