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1st Place Poster/Program Contest - Madison Ristic (William D. Ford Career Tech Center - Wayne Westland)
1st Place Poster/Program Contest - Madison Ristic (William D. Ford Career Tech Center - Wayne Westland)

This year's festival included...

    • A free Canon DSLR camera kit for Detroit Catholic Central High School--drawn from all school memberships (link to Membership levels)
    • All entries were 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 to Drew Hartley, Chase Arnett, Chlor Holderbaum, Taylor Minto and Cameron Hartley for "Interlinked" from the Genesee Career Institute
    • $500 cash prize best documentary--the 3rd annual John Prusak Visionary Award to William Higbie of University Liggett for "Painting the Town"
    • Partial scholarship to College for Creative Studies to Becca Messner of Royal Oak High School
    • Partial scholarship to Lawrence Technological University to Hunter Valtema of Careerline Tech Center (Holland)
    • Full one-year scholarship to Specs Howard School of Media Arts to Brianna Bossler of Careerline Tech Center (Holland)
    • Full one-year scholarship to the Motion Picture Institute to Conner McBain of L'Anse Creuse North High School

DAFT was pleased to once again host back-to-back Friday full-day workshops at the Motion Picture Institute in Troy--December 1st and 8th, 2017!  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.

More info coming soon!

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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