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Student Poster Contest Winners – DAFT’s 56th Michigan Student Film Festival

DAFT is proud to announce the winners of its annual student contest for its poster designs. Congratulations to the following students who were selected from 47 entries from across the state of Michigan. All of our submitting artists and their schools are listed below Grand Prize Winner! Lobby Poster & Program Front-Cover Corey Rozema Careerline […]

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Free Film Foundation Screening “Aravindan” – July 11, 2022

“Aravindan was a visionary director and KUMMATTY is considered among his greatest work.”– Martin Scorsese On Monday, July 11, there will be a FREE on-line screening of KUMMATTY (1979, directed by Aravindan Govindan). A beautifully restored version of this rarely seen film will be available in The Film Foundation’s Restoration Screening Room beginning at 7:00 […]

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2021 DAFT Media Teacher Symposium Photos

December 3, 2021 at Motion Picture Institute in Troy, Michigan After last year’s sessions were all virtual, teachers and pros met back at MPI in-person–with others joining virtually in our first hybrid event. Special thanks to the following presenters: Keynote & Directing Clinic – Rola Nashef (“Detroit Unleaded”)Josh Bowren – Drone Piloting & Streaming […]

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Q&As – DAFT Media Symposia

We hope the following can answer your questions. Any others, please contact us at or call or text Kevin Walsh at 248-408-6715. Q. Why was the Teacher Symposium moved to October? A. After some great brainstorming sessions at last December’s sessions and surveys following, it was generally agreed that moving the October would be […]

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Register a Plan A1 (K-8) School Membership

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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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