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Thanks for entering the 2017 Michigan Student Film Festival (Entry Deadline March 3rd)

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Questions?  Contact us at  or PO Box 1443 Royal Oak, MI  48068

This year's festival includes...

    • A free Canon DSLR camera kit for a high school--drawn from all school memberships (link to Membership levels)
    • Every entry is eligible for festival drawings of free professional gear
    • $250 ProCam gift cards for category winners (PSA, music video, etc.)
    • $500 cash prize from the Maple Theatre for best narrative film
    • $500 cash prize best documentary--the 2nd annual John Prusak Visionary Award
    • Scholarships to film camp at Michigan Youth Arts Festival (May 18-20 at Western Michigan University)
    • Partial scholarships to University of Detroit Mercy
    • Partial scholarship to Lawrence Technological University
    • Full one-year scholarship to Specs Howard School of Media Arts
    • Full one-year scholarship to the Motion Picture Institute

Get ready for an amazing 2016-17 year with DAFT!

2016 Media Student Symposium on December 9th at MPI

Important DAFT Upcoming Dates!

  • Friday, January 27, 2017  DEADLINE ENDED
    Entry Deadline:  Poster/Program Design Contest for Michigan Student Film Festival
    *$200 grand prize winner, two $50 runner-up prizes.
  • Friday, March 3, 2017  DEADLINE ENDED
    49th Michigan Student Film Festival
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Michigan Student Film Festival at the Detroit Institute of Arts
    *Free admission to the public.  Best of Show honorees only screened; all entries honored in free program.
  • May 18-20, 2017
    Film/Video at the 55th Michigan Youth Arts Festival at Western Michigan University
    *DAFT clinicians work directly with teacher-approved candidates for 2-3 day intense production and exhibition.
  • July 10-14, 2017*
    Focal Point – Weeklong Video Camp at Royal Oak High School
    *More info soon!  Intense 5-day hands-on scripting, production of film.  Open to adults and students.

Thanks to these key sponsors of the 2016 Michigan Student Film Festival...

DAFT was pleased to once again host back-to-back Friday full-day workshops at the Motion Picture Institute in Troy--December 2nd and 9th, 2016!  DAFT can also bring workshops to you!  Contact us at

Each April at the DIA, join us for the Michigan Student Film Festival for a free screening of the Best of Show winners for K-8 and 9-12 grades.  Over 400 entries are screened by professionals and educators with each student getting personalized feedback.

Join award-winning video production educators Michael Conrad and Joe Elliott for a full-week intense summer video camp at Royal Oak High School.

Join DAFT Today!

$35 students, $50 adults, $150 schools/businesses

Your membership includes a free entry in this year's festival (3 entries for Institutional Level) and offers discounts and special offers such as screenings, workshops and guest-speakers.

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