2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI


You heard it here first! Check out the latest Capital City Film Festival announcements below.
POSTED: Mar 25, 2024

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*MICHIGAN PREMIERE* When former child star Cody Lightning learns his wife and kids are leaving him for a younger, more successful actor, he decides to make his masterpiece— Smoke Signals 2: Still Smoking, with a documentary crew following his every misguided step. Screens with the short film Sydney G. James: How We See Us.


Filmmaker/Artist Afterglow

*FREE EVENT* Be the main character of your own social capital! Just kidding. But for real, come on out and hang with filmmakers and artists in a chill, no-pressure-networking kinda way.


Growth Vol. 1: Jahshua Smith & Friends

*FREE EVENT* Presented in partnership with The Robin Theatre. A showcase of new music, poetry and comedy featuring Jahshua Smith and friends!


‘Investigating Incarceration: Artists for Healing and Reform’ Shorts

*FREE EVENT* Presented in partnership with Lansing Community College, this event features four short films centering on incarceration and the criminal justice system. Join us for a powerful and educational event including a panel discussion following the films.

POSTED: Mar 24, 2024

CCFF Presents: ‘Fresh Coast’ Shorts

This special showcase features short films from the annual Fresh Coast Film Festival, traveling to you from Marquette, Michigan where the four-day festival is held each October. Fresh Coast focuses on celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment, and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes region.


Caleb Robinson and Reaching

Free CCFF concert featuring a reimagination of the jazz sextet’s sophomore album, “Going Home.”

POSTED: Mar 22, 2024

Weird Barbie’s Hideout: Official CCFF Afterparty

Calling all creatures of the night! Sweat off anxiety and devastation inside a downtown sanctuary at the Official Capital City Film Festival Afterparty.


It’s Basic

*FREE EVENT* IT’S BASIC looks at pilot programs launched in the U.S. that test the effects of giving everyday people an extra $500 to $1,000 monthly, with no strings attached. Presented in partnership with the City of Lansing Office of Financial Empowerment.


ReelAbilities Shorts

ReelAbilities celebrates disability, promotes inclusion, and advances accessibility through film. The short films in this program have been curated in partnership with the ReelAbilities Film Festival. Selections include The Hero, Imaginings, Breathe, Charlie and the Hunt, Prosopagnosia, Neurodivergent.


Quality Scary and Super Secret Cult Band Present: In the Mouth of Madness

Imagine you and 50 of your friends are watching a movie and just goofin’ and joshin’ and doin’ some BITS. That’s Quality Scary. Now imagine you also invited a spooky band to play some songs inspired by the movie. Intrigued?