2019 Festival

House of More at CCFF

The House of More returns to CCFF 2019 in full bloom. What was a four-day event now extends to 10 days of digital and interactive art, including virtuality reality experiences, explorative video games, and live electronic, experimental performances featuring artists from Michigan and beyond.

Joined by guest curator Crystal Gause, the House of More will begin taking submissions under the theme of “RE:engineering” starting February 8. Taking principles from Laboria Cubonik’s Xenofeminist Manifesto [XFM] and black feminist critical theory, #hom19 will explore how women, LGBTQ, and gender-non-conforming individuals within art and the world explore technology to change the future.

The following mediums will be accepted for consideration:

  • Single Channel Video Art
  • Digital Art
  • Experimental Animation
  • Experimental Documentary

Interested in submitting work? Visit themioneragency.com/submit. Schedule + hours of operation to be announced. The House of More at the 2019 CCFF is supported in part by the First Impressions Grant Program funded by City of Lansing.

Image: Still from “Untitled” by Empress Nikoleta. View her work at the House of More during CCFF 2019.

 

2019 Brew & View Series

Our annual Brew & View series is back! You know the drill—we’re showing a couple throwback flicks paired with live music at one of our favorite watering holes, The Avenue (2021 E Michigan Ave.), FREE and open to all. Movies start at 8pm and music will immediately follow. Drinks and grub available for purchase at The Avenue.

Friday, February 22 :: MEAN GIRLS at 8pm, live music by CONSPICUOUS BYSTANDERS at 10pm

Showing before the feature: Affinity, Headshot, and Seedlings – 3rd place winners in the 2018 Fortnight Film Contest.

Friday, March 22 :: FRIDAY at 8pm, live music by OZAY MOORE at 10pm

Showing before the feature: Firecracker, Arti, and Breaking Wheel – 1st place, 2nd place, and Audience Choice winners in the 2018 Fortnight Film Contest.

Arts and Cultural Organization of the Year

Wow, what a way to end 2018: receiving the Arts & Cultural Organization of the year award by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing! We take these accolades as a challenge to do even better, and are stoked to share what’s in store for the ninth edition of CCFF, April 11-21. More about the award here.

2019 Call for Entries Now Open

The 2019 Capital City Film Festival call for entries is now OPEN. Select the submission platform of your choice below for consideration in the ninth annual CCFF taking place April 11-21, 2019. Oh, and hey – good luck!

Questions about entries? Email Jason Gabriel at programdirector@capitalcityfilmfest.com or give us a ring at 517.483.4058

25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World

What an honor – CCFF was named one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the *world* by MovieMaker! The world is a big place, and it’s humbling to have Lansing recognized on such a stage in cohort with these other great global festivals. If you’ve enjoyed our annual hullabaloo for any amount of time, you know we work hard to shake things up and take risks. It’s gratifying when those occasionally “interesting” venue and programming choices pay off. Thank you so much MovieMaker Magazine, and as always thank you to all of our festival-goers and volunteers! Check it out right here.

2018 Red Carpet Premiere Party

Get fancy with us as we celebrate the eighth annual Capital City Film Festival at the Red Carpet Premiere Party! Mingle with filmmakers, musicians, and artists as part of the five-day festival lineup. Plenty of beer, wine, and spirits on tap, appetizers to go around, and live music at this year’s party hosted by Troppo.

WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5-7pm
WHERE: Troppo – 111 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48933

There are THREE ways to attend the Red Carpet Premiere Party:

1) Purchase a $10 ticket HERE (includes admission to the Red Carpet Premiere Party and the Opening Night Feature Film Never Goin’ Back)

2) Buy a $50 all-access pass HERE (includes admission to all film screenings, concerts, and parties during CCFF 2018).

3) Volunteer! Contact CCFF Coordinator Jill Rinckey at jill@capitalcityfilmfest.com to get signed up.

The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary

CCFF presents The Big Lebowski Bowl & View!

Join us Tuesday, March 6th in the Capital Room at Spare Time Entertainment Center for bowling*, specials on White Russians and B. Nektar’s The Dude’s Rug on tap. Film will start at 7:30PM and will be shown on multiple screens, with full audio.

This event coincides with Spare Time Entertainment’s Ladies’ Night, so ladies bowl for FREE from 8:30PM to close and can enjoy 1/2 off appetizers all night! (Shoe rental not included.) Men bowl for $10 (includes shoe rental).

*Or just watching, as bowling is optional. Robes are optional too, but encouraged.

2018 Concerts @ The Avenue

So, we’re going ALL out with music this year. (If you haven’t seen what’s on tap at The Loft and Mac’s Bar yet, check it out here.) CCFF is thrilled to bring you three shows at The Avenue during the 2018 festival! Check out the lineup below with Facebook event links. As always, you can grab a $50 all-access pass [right here] for entry to ALL concerts, film screenings, and parties during the Capital City Film Festival – April 11-15, 2018.

DETAILS: Doors at 9pm // 18+ // $5 at the door only

THURSDAY, APRIL 12 // FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

FRIDAY, APRIL 13 // FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

SATURDAY, APRIL 14 // FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

2018 Concerts @ The Loft + Mac’s Bar

We’re teaming up once again with Fusion Shows to bring you FIVE stellar shows during the 2018 festival! Keep scrolling for ticket links and Facebook events. As always, you can grab a $50 all-access pass [right here] for entry to ALL concerts, film screenings, and parties during the Capital City Film Festival – April 11-15, 2018.


BUY TICKETS HERE // FACEBOOK EVENT HERE


BUY TICKETS HERE // FACEBOOK EVENT HERE


BUY TICKETS HERE // FACEBOOK EVENT HERE


BUY TICKETS HERE // FACEBOOK EVENT HERE


BUY TICKETS HERE // FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

2018 Brew & View Series

Thaw out with us as we gear up for the 2018 festival with our annual Brew & View series! We’re doing a couple throwback flicks and some live music at one of our favorite watering holes, The Avenue.

FREE and open to all – movies start at 8pm and music will immediately follow. Drinks and grub available for purchase at The Avenue (2021 E Michigan Ave).

Friday, February 23 :: BEETLEJUICE followed by LIPSTICK JODI performing
Showing before the feature: Chapter Four, Kidnapped for Good, and Goldfish – 3rd place winners in the 2017 Fortnight Film Contest

Friday, March 23 :: SUPER TROOPERS followed by THE TRASH CATS performing
Showing before the feature: Nazi Punch, Tracker, and Peripheral – Best Original Score, 2nd place, and 1st place winners (respectively) in the 2017 Fortnight Film Contest

Today: