What is Cinetopia?
The Cinetopia Film Festival is an annual, curated festival in Ann Arbor and metro and downtown 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 May at venues throughout the region.
Each year, Cinetopia is made possible by a number of wonderful cultural sites in Southeastern Michigan. From Ann Arbor to Detroit, from the Michigan Theater to the Maple Theater, these venues are the heart of the festival.
Within the overall festival, Cinetopia partners with a number of specialized film festivals. Each program showcases enriching films by individuals with diverse backgrounds, bringing a special experience to each audience member and to the whole of Cinetopia. Our partners include Detroit Voices, the Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival, the Dearborn Arab American National Museum’s Arab Film Festival, and U-M Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers.
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.