Cinetopia Returns!

May 10-19

Cinetopia Returns!

May 10-19

Cinetopia Returns!

May 10-19

Cinetopia Returns!

May 10-19

Cinetopia Returns!

May 10-19

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 spring at venues throughout the region.

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How to Fest

Passes vs. tickets, where to park, planning your schedule

Why to Fest

What is it about film festivals, anyway?

Latest Updates

Find changes to the schedule, late additions to the program, and the like over here

Special Programs

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 now being accepted (through April 1)!

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.

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.

"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

Cinetopia Latest Updates

Check back here for the latest announcements!

Cinetopia is now hiring!

Be a part of the largest film festival in Southeast Michigan! We're now hiring a variety of temporary, seasonal positions.

Cinetopia 2018 Award Winners Announced!

Thanks to everyone who attended the Cinetopia Film Festival this year! Attendees enjoyed over 50 films in the span of 11 days. Here are the winners of our audience (the general public) and director's (the staff) awards, as well as the winners of the Detroit Voices...

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