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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”?

Palladium 12 Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Palladium 12 Theatre, a state-of-the-art movie complex located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, will cap off a several-month celebration of its 10th anniversary with a Family Fun Spectacular on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The event will feature promotions, games and activities for the whole family. The first 250 guests will receive free admission to a movie and refreshments."This is a great opportunity to thank the community for its support over the last 10 years," said Barb Zanetti, se...

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. ...

"Mutant Swinger from Mars" Los Angeles premiere during Screamfest LA, Oct. 24th, 2009 at 3:00pm. See Jack White's acting debut!

Mutant Swinger from Mars is a 2009 Science fiction comedy film written, produced and directed by Michael Kallio. A cross between Young Frankenstein, The Nutty Professor and all of Ed Wood's movies, the film pays homage to all things sci-fi, horror and comedy. The film features the acting debut of Jack White (pre-White Stripes and Cold Mountain) of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. Shot in 1998, but finished in 2009, it made its WORLD PREMIERE at the S...

14th Annual Angelus Student Film Festival!!!

Saturday, September 19th Director's Guild of America, Theater 1 7920 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood Award Winning Screenings and Presentations hosted by Chris Balish. Admission by TICKET ONLY. Please print your tickets online at or call 323-874-6633, or email SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2:30pm Angelus Showcase Films Princess Margaret Blvd, Gaining Ground, New American Soldier, Bob Seger Rocks, A Son's War 4:30pm Wine & Cheese Reception, Atrium 5:30pm...

The 47th AAFF - A Creative Convergence

  The 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival energized our regional community with some of the year's most high-caliber, cutting-edge independent films. We saw record-setting attendance with nearly 12,000 people across the six day event - a 15% increase from 2008. During film festival week, creativity flowed literally onto the streets with sidewalk stencils, video installations around town, and the unveiling of a new art car courtesy of filmmaker Harrod Blank and Zack Jacobson-Weaver's crew ...

Ann Arbor Film Festival opens tonight

The 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival explores “the new world of independent cinema," beginning with the Opening Night Gala and screening Tuesday, March 24th! This year's Opening Night Gala takes place from 6:00 – 8:00pm in the Grand Foyer of the historic Michigan Theater. The celebration kicks off with live music from Los Gatos, open bar and catering from local favorites including Seva, Totoro Japanese Restaurant, eat catering & chef services, Morgan & York, Avalon Bread, Schakolad chocolates a...

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...

Ann Arbor Film Festival prepares for indie exploration

The 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival explores “the new world of independent cinema," taking place March 24 - 29th. With 33 film screenings, daily free events, educational opportunities and multiple world premieres, adventure-seeking audiences will have ample opportunities to experience the full realm of independent cinema.This year's Opening Night Gala, Tuesday March 24th, takes place from 6 – 8pm in the Grand Foyer of the historic Michigan Theater. The festivities kick off with live music, open...

The beautiful Diana Ross to be courted by Big Mike Craft and Progressive

The conversation this week between myself, Tony Cee, and female representative Frankie Spagnolo of First Sight is, can we convince Diana Ross to act again. Ms. Ross is one of the finest personalities on stage but does live a quite life. I have asked Tony Cee to explore a percentage deal with Ms Ross and Wayne Newton. We did make contact with Ms. Kim Kardashian this week ,but due to the disarray of her representation, we could not get any straight talk. Ms Kardashian has never acted but wears clo...

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.

The Planet Ant Film & Video Festival

The Planet Ant Film & Video Festival is a celebration of independent movies and the people who make them, featuring comedies, dramas, documentaries, animations, and music videos from Detroit and around the world.

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.

NYIIFVF will feature Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Mick Rock and Lloyd Kaufman

The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival returns to NYC, March 16th-26th, 2009 NYIIFVF continues to be the voice of independent film, launching many careers and successes from our festivals in New York and LA. The NYIIFVF is accepting last minute entries for its upcoming NY festival in March. This is your chance to be a part of the NYIIFVF and screen your film in a prestigious indie theatre in NYC!! A sampling of World Premieres in the upcoming festival includes films with To...

Future of Cinema Film Festival

The motion picture arts program at Interlochen Center for the Arts is seeking film submissions for its Second Annual Future of Cinema International Film Festival. The festival is open to all high school students. The priority submission deadline is February 28, 2009. The three-day festival will take place at the DeRoy Center for Film Studies on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts, from May 1 to 3.   Future of Cinema Film Festival   The festival provid...

Second Annual Future of Cinema International Film Festival

The motion picture arts program at Interlochen Center for the Arts is seeking film submissions for its Second Annual Future of Cinema International Film Festival. The festival is open to all high school students. The priority submission deadline is February 28, 2009. The three-day festival will take place at the DeRoy Center for Film Studies on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts, from May 1 to 3. Future of Cinema Film FestivalThe festival provides a setting for high school filmmakers ...

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 ... 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...


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