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Free Event at the DIA's Detroit Film Theatre!

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

Check back soon for more information and links to the exciting DAFT year ahead!

Photo Albums from the 2017 Festival!

Click for photos of Elementary/Junior & Senior highlights!.

Check Out our 2017 Festival Program (downloadable PDF)

49th Michigan Student Film Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the DIA's Detroit Film Theatre

Congratulations to our Category Winners!

This year's festival included...

    • 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

DAFT Thanks 2017 Festival Sponsors!

2016 Media Student Symposium on December 9th at MPI

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.

Click on the top menu item Shop to get started!  Join award-winning video production educators Michael Conrad and Joe Elliott for a full-week intense summer video camp at Royal Oak High School.

Register by June 1st  and save $50 off the $495 rate.  DAFT members also receive an additional $50 discount upon checkout.  (Contact for discount code.)

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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