2019 Festival

2019 Red Carpet Premiere Party

Come celebrate the ninth annual Capital City Film Festival with us at the Red Carpet Premiere Party! Hang out with filmmakers, musicians, and artists as part of the 11-day festival lineup. We’ll have plenty of beer, wine, and spirits for drinking, appetizers to go around, and live music at this year’s party hosted by Impression 5 Science Center.

WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:15 – 7:15pm
WHERE: Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Drive, Lansing MI 48933
TICKETS: There are THREE ways to attend the Red Carpet Premiere Party:

1) Purchase a $10 ticket to the Red Carpet Premiere Party here.

2) Buy a $50 all-access pass (includes admission to all film screenings, concerts, and parties during CCFF 2019): ccff.co/passes

3) Volunteer for a shift during the 2019 festival! Sign up for a shift here. Contact CCFF Coordinator Jill Rinckey at jill@capitalcityfilmfest.com if you have questions.

Make a night of it and head straight from the Red Carpet Premiere Party to the Opening Night Feature Film, Timothy Busfield’s GUEST ARTIST, starring Jeff Daniels, right next door at Riverwalk Theatre. Two back-to-back screenings at 7:15pm and 9:15pm. Capacity is limited, so buy your ticket to secure your seat! If you are an all-access passholder, please plan to arrive early.

PLAY at CCFF

PLAY at CCFF powered by Michigan State University is a hands-on, interactive media and gaming showcase for all ages, offering the opportunity to explore and experience the latest in virtual reality technology, gaming, and interactive filmmaking.

The exhibit gallery will feature:

  • MSU produced and award-winning Plunder Panic, a Swashbuckling, up to 12-person multiplayer arcade game where two rival crews battle for supremacy on the high seas
  • Retro arcade cabinets, desktop and mobile stations showcasing student designed games for education and entertainment
  • Virtual Reality Experiences such as H2-O-NO!, VRchery and Mechalangelo
  • PLUS! Get a chance to playtest the latest games in development

PLAY at CCFF is powered by the MSU Game Design and Development Program and on exhibit at Impression 5 Science Center.

EXHIBIT HOURS:
Thursday, April 18th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM (FREE Launch Party)
Friday, Aprill 19th from 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM*
Saturday, April 20th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM*
*Free for CCFF pass/ticket holders and Impression 5 Science Center patrons. Available to the public at the price of regular Impression 5 admission. CCFF pass/ticket holders who want to experience the rest of Impression 5 receive half-off admission.

House of More Schedule

The Capital City Film Festival’s House of More schedule is here! Come explore the video art exhibition featuring immersive experiences and live electronic and experimental performances highlighting emerging artists.

Taking principles from Laboria Cubonik’s Xenofeminist Manifesto [XFM] and black feminist critical theory, House of More will explore how women, LGBTQ, and gender-non-conforming individuals within art and the world explore technology to change the future. Curated by Crystal Gause.

FREE and open to the public:

Friday, April 12: 7pm-12am
House of More Opening Night soundtracked by BLVCK ICE 8pm-12am

Saturday, April 13: 1-11pm
Live performances by Wing Vilma wsg/ Normandd 7-10pm

Sunday, April 14: 1-6pm
Live performances by Lu Fuki and Divine Providence wsg/ Pete Jon 3-6pm

Monday, April 15: 1-6pm

Tuesday, April 16: 1-6pm

Wednesday, April 17: 1-6pm

Thursday, April 18: 1-6pm

Friday, April 19: 1-11pm
Live performances by River Spirit wsg/ Mel N 7-10pm

Saturday, April 20: 1-6pm

Sunday, April 21: 1-6pm
Live performances by Jes Kramer wsg/ Sophiyah E. 3-6pm

The Robin Theatre | 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48910

The House of More at the 2019 CCFF is supported in part by the First Impressions Grant Program funded by the City of Lansing and administered by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.

2019 Concerts at The Avenue

Two weekends of CCFF means two weekends full of live music! Get ready for FIVE shows at The Avenue this year. Scroll through the lineup below, and remember: you can grab a $50 all-access pass for entry to ALL concerts, film screenings, and parties during the 2019 Capital City Film Festival, April 11-21. It’s an awesome deal, for real.

DETAILS: Doors at 9pm // 21+ // $5 at the door only

THURSDAY, APRIL 11 // FACEBOOK EVENT

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 12 // FACEBOOK EVENT

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 // FACEBOOK EVENT

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 // FACEBOOK EVENT

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 // FACEBOOK EVENT

2019 Concerts @ The Loft + Mac’s Bar

We’re joining up with Fusion Shows once again to bring you SIX stellar shows during the 2019 festival! Check out the lineup and ticket links by clicking on the image below. 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 11-21, 2019.

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.

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