2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI


You heard it here first! Check out the latest Capital City Film Festival announcements below.
POSTED: Apr 3, 2024

D.A. Time

“D.A. Time” follows a young woman in New Orleans who has to wait in jail for more than 60 days after a busted weed deal, before even being charged with a crime. This episode explores the uncertainty families face during this waiting game, and the pressures to plead guilty regardless of guilt due to the […]

POSTED: Mar 26, 2024

Through Our Eyes: Apart

America has the world’s largest prison population, and 1 in 14 children in the country will experience the incarceration of a parent. Apart follows Lyric, Eric, and Nnadji as they contend with the incarceration of parents with whom they maintain a deep connection despite physical distance. Directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Rudy Valdez. Through Our Eyes is a four-part docuseries […]

POSTED: Mar 24, 2024

Lo-tech Reality

Against the post-industrial landscape of Detroit, visitors arrive from the sky in search of knowledge. They find nothing but traces of civilization, and a coded transmission between the images and sounds of the city. In Detroit, the emptiness evokes a dream from the past: the capitalist dream of Fordism derived in a Lo-Tech nightmare. Its […]

POSTED: Mar 22, 2024

The Mother of All Lies

On a handmade set recreating her Casablanca neighborhood, young Moroccan filmmaker Asmae El Moudir enlists family and friends to help solve the troubling mysteries of her childhood.


It’s Basic

It’s Basic,” looks at several pilot programs launched in the US that test the effects of giving everyday people an extra $500 to $1,000 monthly, with no strings attached. Directed by Marc Levin and executive produced by Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) Founder Michael Tubbs, the film explores the power of cash, the importance […]



In 1983, Julie Ridge became the first person to swim two consecutive laps around Manhattan Island, earning her a guest appearance on The David Letterman Show. Now, living in Manhattan and working as a clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience, she dives into her memories of struggling with bipolar disorder, marathon swimming, […]



Prosopagnosia uses expressive animation to investigate intimacy, communication and memory. Prosopagnosia means face-blindness and to understand this neurodiverse behaviour, the contents of a memory box are intricately explored. Sketchbooks, photographs and diaries unravel to tell a unique and personal story.

POSTED: Mar 21, 2024

First Disappearances

“first disappearances” takes us on the perilous journey of the first 24 hours after arrest.

POSTED: Mar 20, 2024

Jailhouse to Milhouse

*Content Warnings: Self-Harm and Sexual Abuse This is the courageous journey of Pamela Hayden, voice of the plucky, resilient Milhouse on “The Simpsons”: After surviving an abusive boarding school and juvenile jail, as well as other setbacks, Pamela now speaks to teen girls about overcoming obstacles and turning their dreams into reality. Her story is […]

POSTED: Mar 18, 2024


A look at the high-risk floodplains in Southeast Austin, inaccurate maps, and aging infrastructure that failed the residents in Onion Creek during a catastrophic flood in 2013. Through personal accounts, residents recall the once-idyllic neighborhood, the nightmarish flood, and their struggles to rebuild. Nearly a decade after the event, residents share the memories of the […]