Our Mission

Cinetopia promotes a love of cinema arts in community through exhibition and education by bringing celebrated films from around the world to Ann Arbor and the Metro and Downtown Detroit area.

Cinetopia means…

the best films from the world’s best festivals, including Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, SXSW, Berlin, Tokyo, and Tribeca.

Award-winning and buzz-building feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries

interactive panel discussions and Q&A sessions with directors, stars, and writers, to deliver more with every film

Cinetopia 2018 by the Numbers


Actors, directors, producers, and screenwriters in attendance


Screenings and Live Events


Films seen by one Cinetopia Passholder over the 11 day festival

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Cinetopia connects you to an audience that is

Active and educated
Loves the arts and entertainment
Social (on and offline)
Looking for unique, upgraded VIP experiences

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A Special Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors

Presented With Major Support From

Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Other Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Festival Co-Chairs

Jamie & Cheryl Buhr/Buhr Foundation

John Dryden & Diana Raimi

Host Committee

Alec & Judy Allen

Marianne Andreach


Ann Arbaugh

Anne Baird (In Memory of Hans C. Cozak)

Ruth Bardenstein & Jim Roll

Joan Binkow

Arthur & Nancy Brickman

Susan & Ollie Cameron

Connie Crump & Jay Simrod

Martha Darling & Gil Omenn

Barb & Jeff Duncan

Paul & Judy Freedman

Tavi Fulkerson

Paul Glantz

Howard Hertz

Brian & Lisa Krause

Tamara L. Kutter

Anthony LaVerde

Katy Locker

Hillary Murt & Bruce Friedman

Rishi & Alison Narayan

Marschall S. Runge, MD

Jim & Gwynn Sterken

Eric & Ines Storhok

Shawn Thompson

Frances Todoro-Hargreaves

Brent & Lynly Williams

Shawn Wilson

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Your support makes this festival happen each year.