2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI

Submit to CCFF

We have several ways to submit content to the Capital City Film Festival! Please choose the best way to be included:

Call for Entries

CCFF celebrates artists from around the world by curating outstanding multimedia experiences for the community. The festival showcases an eclectic mix of independent films, live music, interactive media, and more in Michigan’s capital city. The 10th annual CCFF takes place April 9-18, 2020 in venues all over Lansing, MI and kicks off with a dynamic Red Carpet Premiere Party. Come be part of one of the Midwest’s best and join us for our landmark 10th year!


We’re seeking area poets to participate in the inaugural CCFF Poetry Project! Directed by Poet-in-Residence Nancy DeJoy, the project gives local poets the opportunity to respond to films included in this year’s festival. Chosen poets will receive a full festival pass and a $50 stipend, and will be required to attend a workshop in responding to films poetically on Saturday, March 14 from 1-4 pm at the Lansing Public Media Center. Refreshments will be provided.  The call for poets is open through March 5, 2020. Please submit the 2020 CCFF Poetry Project form to be considered.


Fortnight Film Contest

The Capital City Film Festival’s Fortnight Film Contest is a competition for teams of amateur, student, and professional filmmakers in Michigan to create a short film for a chance to win some BIG cash prizes! Click here to get in the game!