"Detroit Voices" (Cinetopia Film Festival)

  • June 7, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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Cinetopia International Film Festival | Detroit Voices  
Saturday, Jun 7th 4:30pm | Detroit Film Theater at the DIA. 

MEETING SPOT: (4:00pm - 4:15pm) CRYSTAL GALLERY CAFE (upstairs above the theater) Arrive early to allow time to connect with the group and parking. Parking is available on John R Street, directly across from the DFT theater entrance.  

TICKETS: purchase at the box office when arrive or via online HERE.  


Burned-out buildings, wild animals, corrupt officials, failing schools, bankruptcy… from The New York Times articles to French documentaries, everyone has their own version of what’s happening in Detroit. It seems like the only voice not being included is that of actual metro Detroiters! We laugh, we love, we fight, we fear, we defy, we cherish, we create; but above all, we have something to say. 

Detroit Voices is a short film program open to the residents of Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties. Sultan Sharrief, an award-winning filmmaker, is heading up the Detroit Voices jury, which will be made up of local filmmakers, producers, and industry professionals. 

This screening of the entries in our Detroit Voices Short Film Competition features a range of unique stories from high school students to seasoned local filmmakers. Two of the films will be selected to win a cash prize, with the winners announced ahead of the festival on 5/21. The top student film will win a $1000 prize and the top adult film (age 18+) will win a $5000 prize.


• General Admission: $12.00  

• DIA & DFT Member: $9.00 

• Charles H Wright Museum Member: $9.00 

• Michigan Theater Member: $9.00

• Arab American Museum Member: $9.00 

This is a joint meetup with the Royal Oak Movie Group!

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  • Mefi

    Variety and creativity to the max. Great talent from, of, and about Detroit.

    June 8

  • Kendra

    Well I enjoyed the short film program.... many of these films displayed great depth, writing, talent & skill. I even spotted an actor from another film named Axel Harney. My only disappointment was, we never saw Yolanda, Janice, and Heath. We waited in the cafe for about 40mins and then took our seats around 4:40pm. Not sure how we missed each other guys.... Did you come to this event?

    June 7

  • Kendra

    We're here in the cafe waiting!

    June 7

  • Kendra

    Yolanda, Mefi, Heath, and Janice.... See you in the cafe!

    June 7

  • Kendra

    Hi Mates - Looking forward to this special afternoon event!

    MEETING SPOT: (4:00pm - 4:15pm) CRYSTAL GALLERY CAFE (upstairs above the theater) Arrive early to allow time to connect with the group and parking. Parking is available on John R Street, directly across from the DFT theater entrance. SHOWTIME: 4:30PM.

    TICKETS: purchase at the box office when arrive or via online. (see link in event details)

    DIRECTIONS/PARKING for the DFT (see link in event details)

    If you change your mind or just can't make it, please comment or update your RSVP.

    June 7

  • Mefi

    I'm a maybe as I'll be hosting the Spanish group for another movie earlier in the afternoon + the Frida movie later the same night.

    1 · May 19

    • Mefi

      I was a maybe but now I am for sure! :)

      June 6

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