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Geography of Michigan


Director: Florent Tillon.
The automobile industry jumpstarted Detroit’s rise and made it the most industrialized city in the United States. But because of changes in American society and population demographics, the city lay deserted for decades and urban prairies complete with falcon, deer and coyote turning out the urban landscape in a B movie setting. Now an unexpected turn of events has created an environment where young people are moving back into the ruins of the former Detroit... are they a new kind of pioneer? Could this now be a way for America to be “rediscovered”?

29th Annual CMJ Music Marathon Coverage

By Maria Esteves - November 29, 2009 The 29th Annual 2009 College Music Journal Music Marathon & Film Festival (CMJ09), the largest international new music discovery event was held at over 75 venues throughout New York City, from October 20-24, 2009. The outstanding festival showcased music marathon, film festival, exhibit hall, panel discussions, seminars, comedy shows, special events, parties, concerts, and awards ceremony. This year's music style/genres by 1,300 bands from around the w...

the Arab American National Museum's Arab Film Festival Sneak Peek

2009 Arab Film Festival Thursday, December 3 through Saturday, December 5, 2009 Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126 Tickets required This popular annual event presents short and feature-length films made by Arab American and Arab World filmmakers, and films focusing on topics of interest to Arab Americans – all of which are accessible to mainstream audiences of all backgrounds. Many of these films are rarely screened in commercially in U.S. ...

keynotes by AAFF Founder George Manupelli

The visionary founder of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, returns to our 47th edition for a lecture and screening. Thursday at 5:10pm Manupelli takes the stage as the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitor for a free public lecture and audience Q & A. This is followed by Manupelli's avant-garde masterpiece Cry Dr. Chicago, screening at 7:30pm.Filmmaker, painter, collagist, and activist George Manupelli is the founder of the Ann Arbor Film Festival. In 1963, while teaching at the UM School of Art & De...

Detroit Windsor International Film Festival

The 2nd Annual DWIFF takes place on June 25-28, 2009.  Held in Detroit's University Cultural Center and at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  We'll host activities throughout the region, with a focus on downtown Detroit and the talented people and technology we offer the film and media production industries.

Traverse City Film Festival

The Traverse City Film Festival is a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization committed to showing “Just Great Movies” and helping to save one of America`s few indigenous art forms - the cinema. Founded by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore.

Kafi - Kalamazoo Animation Festival International

The Kalamazoo Animation Festival International (KAFI) is ranked in the top 20 animation festivals in the world. $15,000 in prizes. Call for Entry opens Oct. 1st, 2008, closes Jan. 15, 2009. Visit the website and register on-line at

Detroit Windsor International Film Festival

The Second Annual DWIFF celebrates our passion for film and promotes the production resources from Michigan's creative community. Juried events will take place at venues throughout Detroit's University Cultural Center, including Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies and the University of Windsor.  Many social events and related activities will be held throughout the four days of the DWIFF weekend, June 25-28, 2009.  Check for the up-to-date schedule information.

East Lansing Film Festival

The East Lansing Film Festival is the largest film festival in Michigan showcasing feature, documentary, short, and student films of all lengths. ELFF also presents Michigans Own, a competitve program dedicated to Michigan filmmakers past and present.

Detroit Windsor International Film Festival

Detroit & Windsor bridge celebrate our Open International Border to build bridges between many groups, as we promote our strong local film production and arts industries. We are a rallying point for our community to share our passion for film.

Muskegon Film Festival

Competitions: Feature, Short, Young Filmmakers, Audience Choice. Variety of film categories from independent filmmakers from around the world. This two day event will include a mix of film screenings and a speaker series.

Kafi - Kalamazoo Animation Festival International

Call for Entry opens Oct 1st, 2008, closes Jan 15, 2009. $15,000 in prizes. Register on-line at

East Lansing Children`s Film Festival

A delightful, enlightening and educational event for children of all ages.

Detroit Shorts 2009 Film Festival

Detroit Shorts is a three-day community event, celebrating the finest examples of the cinematic short form by featuring films from around the globe with running times 10 minutes and under. The festival is open to the widest range of subject matter, genre, and technique.   CALL FOR ENTRIES & FESTIVAL INFORMATION:   EARLY DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FEBRUARY 15, 2009 FINAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 1, 2009 ...

Ann Arbor Film Fest Touring program

46th ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL TOURING PROGRAMDecember 17-18The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running experimental film festival in the country and one of the few that circulates the winning works. This year’s Festival Tour is comprised of two programs featuring 31 of the finest short films from the 46th Festival—personal, documentary, animated and narrative works by artists from throughout the country and the world. Together, they offer a singular snapshot of the state of independent... Films Panel Sessions at Traverse City Film Festival Films Panel Sessions at

user, the online home of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine, makes the Traverse City Film Festival's celebrity panel discussions available on the Internet. Additionally, in its "Behind the Screen" video series, offers video interviews with directors, actors and the film industry's noted glitterati who've gathered in Traverse City, Michigan for the Film Fest. The first video available is an interview with Janet Lockwood of the Michigan Film Office at

Ann Arbor Film Festival: it's a wrap

The 46th Ann Arbor Film Festival shone brightly last week with record attendance. Filmmakers descended on Ann Arbor from around the world, including Juan Camilo Gonzalez from Columbia premiering his animated film Los Tres Errantes, Jaehyung Ju from South Korea with his gorgeous experimental film Lucid Dreaming, and Maverick Litchfield-Kelly, producer of the suspenseful "i", visiting the U.S. for the first time from London, England. During his trip, Maverick posted his first blog ever - here's so...

A Message from Christen McArdle from Ann Arbor Film Festival

This is Christen McArdle, Executive Director of the AAFF. It’s the new year and I’m feeling edgy… because now I’m on the “hot seat”! It’s my turn to perform an Act of Audacity for our Endangered fundraising campaign. The past 6 weeks have been a landmark in the history of the AAFF: we scored a victory for free speech with our federal lawsuit, Variety magazine named us one of their “Ten Favorite Festivals” in the world, and our Endangered campaign has generated unprecedented su...

Detroit and Windsor Join for a TRUE International Festival with No Boundaries or Border.

Come join our truly unique event, spanning two countries, across our sparkling Detroit River.  Detroit and Windsor join forces to create a weekend of film, fun and a celebration of the creative and production community that is so strong here.  We have a history of film and video production and this festival shines the light on our collective talent and resources that we offer the film, video, music and entertainment industries at large.  Thursday through Sunday will feature a core of film scr...

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Sherry Lansing To Receive Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Wednesday, December 27----Sherry Lansing, the recently retired Chairperson of Paramount Pictures and one of the pioneering women producers in Hollywood, will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy Award ceremonies, to be held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles on February 25, 2007. Sherry Lansing's long career as a producer and studio executive is rivaled only by her philanthropic commitments and activities. Lansing helped Armand Hammer form the nonprofit organization St...


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