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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 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 www.DAFTonline.org 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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Photos from DAFT’s 2016 Media Student Symposium at MPI – December 9, 2016

On Friday December 9, 2016 over 125 of the top media production students from 14 different school districts met at the Motion Picture Institute in Troy for DAFT’s 3rd annual Media Student Symposium.  Here are some highlights… Keynote speaker, WXYZ’s Sports’ Brad Galli. Lake Orion High School’s Roger Smith with Brad Galli. Licensed drone pilot Matthew […]

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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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Micah Greene (1975-2016) Champion of the Big Idea and the Little Guy

Originally posted in MyMediaDiary.com.  Donations in Micah’s memory and more information is available in DAFT’s latest newsletter at this link. Classrooms and schedules can make strange bedfellows.  Yesterday, I lost my roommate of 10 years, Micah Greene.  And like a brother who shares a bunkbed for so long, you become so in tune to his tossings and […]

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10 FAQs about the Michigan Student Film Festival

Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre (updated January 2020) 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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