2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI


You heard it here first! Check out the latest Capital City Film Festival announcements below.
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 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

Rocket Coma – The End of the World

The End of the World” was recorded in home studios in Fayetteville AR, “Dangerfield” at American Recording Studio in Memphis, Cookie Animation was tasked in bringing “The End of the World” to an Animated story. The space race is here and mars is in sight. Only one can lay claim to it through “fair” competition. […]


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 Rooms

Cast in a green light, a long corridor seems never ending in sight. Jun-sang faces multiple rooms in this long corridor, meeting various and bizarre people from door to door.


Phase Space

It’s the not-too-distant future. Tom, a somewhat introverted but talented guy, works as chief programmer at PixelBlast gaming studios alongside his longtime friend, Dylan, who is the creative director. PixelBlast produces immersive games that look and feel realistic. In recent years, the company has begun recycling plot points and code, and creating sequels. Tom feels […]


Rewind, Please

*DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE* Jason is a lifelong movie lover and collector. More recently, he uses them as an escape from his trauma. His retreat into his compulsion further deepens his isolation. Until one day he finds his solitude may be more permanent than he ever intended.


Darla in Space

Darla runs a business called Kitty Kasket, LLC which makes custom burial receptacles for recently deceased loved ones (of the pet variety). It is an up-and-coming business, so Darla is stunned to learn that she owes $349,00.22 in taxes, due in one month! While filling in for her mom Leona cleaning a warehouse, Darla meets […]

POSTED: Mar 17, 2023

Aliens Abducted My Parents and Now I Feel Kinda Left Out

Itsy Levan is devastated by her parents’ decision to leave the city and buy a fixer upper in the middle of nowhere. Her life seems over until she meets her space- obsessed neighbor Calvin Kipler. Calvin has spent most of his life awaiting the next arrival of Jesper’s Comet— partly because of his obsession with […]

POSTED: Mar 13, 2023

Self Care

Self Care is a daytime horror. An otherworldly self-care guru seeks to heal a broken woman, but the woman’s cling to the material world risks resistance to her transformation.