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Live-Streaming Info for 52nd Michigan Student Film Festival (7 pm, May 14-17)

The longest-running student film festival in the country will hold the 52nd Michigan Student Film Festival online–May 14-17th continuing its 30-year partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts spectacular Detroit Film Theatre via DAFT’s Facebook Live Event at this link. From nearly 300 entries, 53 selections have been chosen as Best-of-Show by a judging panel […]

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DAFT News: Free Film-Education Units for Teachers via Scorcese’s Film Foundation

Modules 1-3 Now Fully Online In October of 2018 a group of Michigan teachers had the incredible opportunity to preview three modules of an ambitious 10 module curriculum that uses movies to teach concepts in American history and culture. DAFT coordinated this workshop series in partnership with the DIA. Called Portraits of America – Democracy on […]

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2020 Poster Contest Winners – 52nd Michigan Student Film Festival

DAFT Announces its 52nd Poster Contest Winners Congratulations to all 42 students who entered designs for this year’s festival.  The following three students and their work will be honored onstage on April 25, 2020 at the DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre. First Place:  Daytona Irwin William D. Ford Tech Center (Wayne Westland) Honorable Mention Honorees:  Christiana […]

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Census2020 PSA Competition – Free Entry for DAFT’s 52nd Michigan Student Film Festival

Census2020 PSA Competition – Free Entry Teacher Materials: PDF Flyer for Class Distribution PowerPoint Slides (PDF form) for Class Presentation  2020census.gov 2020 is a crucial year for Michigan citizens. DAFT is joining the effort to promote a full and fair Census count by sponsoring a special competition for public service announcements that educate about and […]

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