Since 2012, Cinetopia International Film Festival has shown feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, etc.).

It is hosted by the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, and was founded by that theater's executive director, Russ Collins.

In 2015, the festival runs from June 5-14.

From the Cinetopia website:

The extensive festival program is selected exclusively for Cinetopia by a team that includes Indiewire Influencer Russ Collins (from the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor) and the national “dean” of art house programming Elliot Wilhelm (from the Detroit Film Theatre).

Cinetopia honors the rich heritage of cinematic culture and Michigan’s proud legacy of outstanding cinema artists through special pre- and post-film events, including presentations, discussion panels, and Q&A sessions with directors, writers, and stars.

In 2013 the festival expanded to include one screen in Detroit, at the Detroit Institute of Arts. In 2014, additional screenings were added in Detroit at locations along Woodward Avenue and Warren Avenue.



In the News

Cinema Chat: Film directors, writers and stars take part in Cinetopia Festival, June 5-14 – MLive, June 4, 2015

Cinetopia out to make Detroit film festival destination – Detroit News, June 3, 2015

Cinetopia fest unreels more than 70 films beginning Fri. – Detroit Free Press, June 3, 2015

A chat with Cinetopia's Elliot Wilhelm – Detroit Metro Times, June 3, 2015

Cinetopia film fest expands to Bloomfield and beyond – Macomb Daily, June 3, 2015

Cinetopia Film Festival garners rave reviews – Detroit Free Press, June 8, 2014

OpEd: Detroit and Ann Arbor, Partners In Film – Concentrate, June 4, 2014

The Regional Ambitions and Financial Realities of the Cinetopia Film Festival – MetroMode, May 22, 2014

Spike Lee to celebrate 'Do the Right Thing' anniversary at Cinetopia – MLive, May 16, 2014

Ann Arbor And Detroit To Host Cinetopia International Film Festival – CBS, April 2, 2014

Navigating Cinetopia – Concentrate, June 5, 2013

Cinetopia International Film Festival To Bring World-Class Movies To Ann Arbor – Huffington Post, May 30, 2012

Ann Arbor goes mainstream, debuts "Cinetopia International Film Festival" – Michigan Radio, May 28, 2012