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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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IMPORTANT – Festival Submission Deadline Extended One Week to March 11th

Due to unexpected technical issues on our website and with payment options, we are extended DAFT’s deadline for entries for the Michigan Student Film Festival until Friday, March 11th.   We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank the many entries we have received–and the emails/phone calls regarding the snags. There will also be a […]

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10 FAQs about the Michigan Student Film Festival

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre (updated December 2017) Q. What is the festival? Recognized by the American Film Institute as the longest-running K-12 student film festival in the nation, the Michigan Student Film Festival was founded by the non-profit DAFT (Digital Arts, Film and Television) as a showcase for Michigan […]

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23 Days Remaining for Mich Student Film Fest Submissions, Latest DAFT Newsletter & Teacher-of-the-Year Deadline Tomorrow!

Here’s a link to today’s DAFT Newsletter! Important information includes: 23 days left to submit entries Tomorrow’s deadline for Teacher of the Year nominations Saturday’s Oscar Shorts viewing at the DIA Judges needed in East Lansing on March 5th for MIPA Judges need for March 19th Round 1 judging of entries Preview of Focal Point […]

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Call for Sponsors & Prizes for the April 23rd Michigan Student Film Festival

PLEASE SHARE WITH COMPANIES AND FRIENDS OF MEDIA EDUCATION IN MICHIGAN! Call for Sponsors & Prizes April 23 Michigan Student Film Festival Contact:  Kevin Walsh walsh@daftonline.org   The non-profit Digital Arts Film and Television is seeking sponsorship and prizes for the Michigan Student Film Festival on April 23, 2016 at the DIA. Since 1968, DAFT, through workshops […]

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Poster Contest Ends Friday, Festival Updates & Oscar Shorts at the DIA on Feb. 13th

Here’s our latest newsletter!  You can also see it at this link. Festival Info, Judging Opportunities & Feb 13 Oscar Shorts at the DIA  and more! 48th Michigan Student Film Fest Reminders, Judging Opportunities & February 13 Oscar-Shorts at the DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre! Friday’s Orchard Lake Film Festival Reminders.  Look for our DAFT table! 3 pm […]

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Festival Deadline Reminders: Feb 5 Poster Design & March 4 Festival Entries

Hi DAFT supporters, We’re closing in on two key DAFT deadlines.  Be sure to help encourage the next generation of designers and filmmakers to submit their entries! February 5th:  Deadline for Poster/Program Cover Design Contest –  $200 first-place gift card, two $50 runner-up gift cards (link to specs and more info)     March 4th:  Deadline for Video Submissions for […]

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