2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI


You heard it here first! Check out the latest Capital City Film Festival announcements below.
POSTED: Mar 18, 2024

Underneath: Children of the Sun

A captivating and mind-bending Afrofuturist story that embarks on a breathtaking journey of galactic politics, heritage, and destiny. In 1857, a slave in Little Dixie, Missouri (U.S) is thrust into an intergalactic crises after encountering an alien from a crashed spaceship. UNDERNEATH: Children of  the Sun is David Kirkman’s feature film debut.

POSTED: Mar 3, 2024

Bird Hours

In a dystopian near-future, a young couple slowly realizes their VR work-from-home routine is draining the life out of their relationship and must decide whether to lose their humanity or break free.

POSTED: Mar 2, 2024

The Shepherd of Clouds

Tobia, a 9-year-old boy, every afternoon after school goes to the mountain to reach Aurelio, his grandfather, who brings his five sheep to graze every day. The boy and his grandfather will find themselves sharing a moment of frailty that will change the course of events forever.


The Steak

A mother prepares a cake and food for her daughter’s birthday on an ordinary day. Suddenly, the enemy’s Army launches a surprise attack, leaving the mother with no time to escape, But to protect her daughter, she hides the girl in a closet. The Soldiers attack the house and kill the mother. A medic soldier […]



A young couple live in an old house confiscated by the government, which is about to be demolished. While packing, the real owner shows up to visit his home for one last time.


Waiting here

An event disrupts the life of Andrea, a 9-year-old boy, forcing him to put a strain on his childhood. With the help of his parents, young Andrea moves lightly in the world of adults to restore broken balances.


What We Find on the Road

On his 18th birthday, TJ receives a key from his estranged ex con father. The key unlocks a timeworn ’68 convertible and a challenge to drive across America – in hopes of repairing his sense of family. Supported by a band of loveable oddballs and held together by humor and grit, TJ discovers that sometimes […]


You Can go Home Whenever you Want

The Custodian finds himself stationed in a woodland shack, the gatekeeper to a mysterious conduit that sends those who walk through it from this life to the next. What is on the other side, no one knows. When an old friend visits, the careful balance that The Custodian has constructed for years threatens to put […]


Somewhere Outside Lemmings

In a cold afternoon in 1870’s Michigan, a bounty hunter happens to run into an old acquaintance outside of town, and as the conversation unfolds, the history of their relationship is slowly revealed, and the future of it is swiftly determined.



1945. Three Italians are running away from a handful of Yugoslav militiamen seeking revenge for the oppression they suffered during the Fascist period. Alma, a girl of nowadays, sees her present intertwined with the painful past of the protagonists.