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

Cool DAFT Things About April 28th’s 50th Michigan Student Film Festival

50th Michigan Student Film Festival at the DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre Saturday April 28, 2018 Emcee: Brad Galli, Channel 7, WXYZ Sports Anchor 10 AM:  K-8 (Elem-Junior) Best of Show screening and awards 11:30 AM:  Video Gear Raffle-Drawing (all festival entries eligible, must be present to win) 12:30 PM:  9-12 (Senior) Best of Show screening […]

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2018 Poster Contest Winners for 50th Michigan Student Film Festival

Poster Contest Winner 50th Michigan Student Film Festival  Madison Ristic William D. Ford Career Tech Center (Wayne-Westland) Judging was tough with more than 30 entries from students from all over the state of Michigan!  Madison will receive a prize of $200 for her submission and be honored at the 50th Michigan Student Film Festival on […]

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Photo Album from DAFT’s 4th Media Student Symposium at MPI – December 8, 2017

Thanks again to the Motion Picture Institute in Troy for hosting DAFT's fourth Media Student Symposium--December 8, 2017--our biggest turnout yet with over 160 students from 14 school districts! Special thanks to our presenters! Marco Aluia - Shooting a Movie Scene Adam Burns - Getting on the Film Festival Circuit Ben Friedman - Producing a [...]
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DAFT’s 50th! Important Dates & Events

Big Events & Dates for DAFT's Golden Anniversary! Important DAFT News & Dates - Celebrating 50 years body,#bodyTable,#bodyCell{ height:100% !important; margin:0; padding:0; width:100% !important; } table{ border-collapse:collapse; } img,a img{ border:0; outline:none; text-decoration:none; } h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6{ margin:0; padding:0; } p{ margin:1em 0; padding:0; } a{ word-wrap:break-word; } .mcnPreviewText{ display:none !important; } .ReadMsgBody{ width:100%; } .ExternalClass{ width:100%; [...]
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DAFT Festival Reminders – March 4th Entry Deadline & More

Important reminders for DAFT’s Michigan Student Film Festival The following was also sent in an email to DAFT teachers of previous festivals. We are quickly approaching the March 4th entry deadline .  The festival will once again be at the DIA’s fabulous Detroit Film Theatre, Saturday April 29th.  Visit us at for all the latest. Please […]

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49th Michigan Student Film Fest News & Prizes – New Deadline, March 3rd

Happy New Year from DAFT! Here are some important notes that will be going out in our Newsletter January 17th.  Please share this information with your contacts in the K-8 community; we’d really like to boost the entries. Due Date moved to March 3rd:  Thanks for your patience as we streamline the registration process.  We […]

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First-Place cover art by Brandon Eeles, student at the William D. Ford Career Technical Center (Wayne-Westland)

Free Admission! The 48th Michigan Student Film Fest at the DIA – April 23rd – 9:30 AM & 11:45 AM Screenings

  What:  DAFT’s 48th Michigan Student Film Festival – Free Admission! When:  Saturday, April 23rd:  9:30 AM (K-8 grade Best of Show reel), 11:45 AM (9-12 grade Best of Show reel) Where:  The DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre (John R. side), 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 (John R. side entrance) We hope you can join us the morning of […]

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