Film Fest Frenzy in metromode offered an excellent tour of Michigan’s film festival scene from niche fests like Hamtramck’s Planet Ant Film & Video Festival and the Mitten Movie Project all the way up to the premier Michigan film fests. Somehow they missed the East Lansing Film Festival. We can’t imagine how an Ann Arbor based publication would do that). but we have a link below for it as well as information on as many Michigan Film Festivals as we could find. Did we miss a link? Add it in the comments!
Michigan Film Festivals
Mitten Film Project & Festival
1st Tuesday of every month, Royal Oak
The Mitten Movie Project is committed to showcasing world class movies in Detroit, headquarters of the MiniDV Revolution.
Waterfront Film Festival
June 2009 in Saugatuck
Outstanding independent films from all over the United States are screened in casual, intimate settings every June in the resort village of Saugatuck. The Waterfront Indie Screenplay Competition is seeking screenplays that can be produced for under 5 million dollars, and that can be shot in Michigan. More about the Saugatuck Waterfront Film Festival from Absolute Michigan.
Detroit Windsor International Film Festival
June 25-28, 2009 in Detroit
The Detroit Windsor International Film Festival takes place at venues all around Detroit and Windsor and seeks to engage the community in the growth of the film culture of the region and to promote storytelling through film, video, games, the web, music and other channels through panels, workshops, special events, a job fair and (of course) screenings of all kinds of films!
Traverse City Film Festival
July 28-August 2, 2009 in Traverse City
The festival presents fulls days of the best independent, foreign, and documentary films available in several indoor movie houses and free, classic movies on a giant, inflatable outdoor screen overlooking Grand Traverse Bay. Panel discussions with directors, writers, actors, and other members of the film industry are offered daily.
Ann Arbor Film Festival
March 2010 in Ann Arbor
Established in 1963, this internationally-renowned festival showcases independent and experimental film and video and is the oldest of its kind in North America. Each year the festival attracts entries from artists worldwide and screens more than 100 films. Every year they select a four-hour program of awarded and highlighted films for the Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour that travels around the country from March through December to college classrooms and auditoriums, art theaters, and museums.
East Lansing Film Festival
March 2010 in East Lansing
The ELFF was created in 1997 in cooperation with the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University, and is the largest and most diverse film festival in Michigan to screen independent and foreign feature, documentary, short and students films from around the world. The festival also holds the Lake Michigan Film Competition that gives cash awards to the filmmakers whose film was either filmed, produced, or financed in the states that border Lake Michigan.
Find out more about the 2008 East Lansing Film Festival right here on Absolute Michigan.