2019 Festival

PLAY at CCFF

Free and open to the public, this hands-on interactive media and gaming showcase offers festival-goers the opportunity to explore and experience the latest in gaming, virtual reality technology, and interactive filmmaking. PLAY at CCFF is powered by the MSU Game Design and Development Program and on exhibit at Impression 5 Science Center April 18-20.

Get in the game at the free Launch Party Thursday, April 18th from 5-8pm and join us Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 from 10am-5pm!

House of More Schedule

The Capital City Film Festival’s House of More schedule is here! Come explore the video art exhibition featuring immersive experiences and live electronic and experimental performances highlighting emerging artists.

Taking principles from Laboria Cubonik’s Xenofeminist Manifesto [XFM] and black feminist critical theory, House of More will explore how women, LGBTQ, and gender-non-conforming individuals within art and the world explore technology to change the future. Curated by Crystal Gause.

FREE and open to the public:

Friday, April 12: 7pm-12am
House of More Opening Night soundtracked by BLVCK ICE 8pm-12am

Saturday, April 13: 1-11pm
Live performances by Wing Vilma wsg/ Normandd 7-10pm

Sunday, April 14: 1-6pm
Live performances by Lu Fuki and Divine Providence wsg/ Pete Jon 3-6pm

Monday, April 15: 1-6pm

Tuesday, April 16: 1-6pm

Wednesday, April 17: 1-6pm

Thursday, April 18: 1-6pm

Friday, April 19: 1-11pm
Live performances by River Spirit wsg/ Mel N 7-10pm

Saturday, April 20: 1-6pm

Sunday, April 21: 1-6pm
Live performances by Jes Kramer wsg/ Sophiyah E. 3-6pm

The Robin Theatre | 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48910

The House of More at the 2019 CCFF is supported in part by the First Impressions Grant Program funded by the City of Lansing and administered by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.

2019 Concerts at The Avenue

Two weekends of CCFF means two weekends full of live music! Get ready for FIVE shows at The Avenue this year. Scroll through the lineup below, and remember: you can grab a $50 all-access pass for entry to ALL concerts, film screenings, and parties during the 2019 Capital City Film Festival, April 11-21. It’s an awesome deal, for real.

DETAILS: Doors at 9pm // 21+ // $5 at the door only

THURSDAY, APRIL 11 // FACEBOOK EVENT

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 12 // FACEBOOK EVENT

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 // FACEBOOK EVENT

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 // FACEBOOK EVENT

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 // FACEBOOK EVENT

2019 Concerts @ The Loft + Mac’s Bar

We’re joining up with Fusion Shows once again to bring you SIX stellar shows during the 2019 festival! Check out the lineup and ticket links by clicking on the image below. As always, you can grab a $50 all-access pass [right here] for entry to ALL concerts, film screenings, and parties during the Capital City Film Festival – April 11-21, 2019.

House of More at CCFF

The House of More returns to CCFF 2019 in full bloom. What was a four-day event now extends to 10 days of digital and interactive art, including virtuality reality experiences, explorative video games, and live electronic, experimental performances featuring artists from Michigan and beyond.

Joined by guest curator Crystal Gause, the House of More will begin taking submissions under the theme of “RE:engineering” starting February 8. Taking principles from Laboria Cubonik’s Xenofeminist Manifesto [XFM] and black feminist critical theory, #hom19 will explore how women, LGBTQ, and gender-non-conforming individuals within art and the world explore technology to change the future.

The following mediums will be accepted for consideration:

  • Single Channel Video Art
  • Digital Art
  • Experimental Animation
  • Experimental Documentary

Interested in submitting work? Visit themioneragency.com/submit. Schedule + hours of operation to be announced. The House of More at the 2019 CCFF is supported in part by the First Impressions Grant Program funded by City of Lansing.

Image: Still from “Untitled” by Empress Nikoleta. View her work at the House of More during CCFF 2019.

 

2019 Brew & View Series

Our annual Brew & View series is back! You know the drill—we’re showing a couple throwback flicks paired with live music at one of our favorite watering holes, The Avenue (2021 E Michigan Ave.), FREE and open to all. Movies start at 8pm and music will immediately follow. Drinks and grub available for purchase at The Avenue.

Friday, February 22 :: MEAN GIRLS at 8pm, live music by CONSPICUOUS BYSTANDERS at 10pm

Showing before the feature: Affinity, Headshot, and Seedlings – 3rd place winners in the 2018 Fortnight Film Contest.

Friday, March 22 :: FRIDAY at 8pm, live music by OZAY MOORE at 10pm

Showing before the feature: Firecracker, Arti, and Breaking Wheel – 1st place, 2nd place, and Audience Choice winners in the 2018 Fortnight Film Contest.

Arts and Cultural Organization of the Year

Wow, what a way to end 2018: receiving the Arts & Cultural Organization of the year award by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing! We take these accolades as a challenge to do even better, and are stoked to share what’s in store for the ninth edition of CCFF, April 11-21. More about the award here.

2019 Call for Entries Now Open

The 2019 Capital City Film Festival call for entries is now OPEN. Select the submission platform of your choice below for consideration in the ninth annual CCFF taking place April 11-21, 2019. Oh, and hey – good luck!

Questions about entries? Email Jason Gabriel at programdirector@capitalcityfilmfest.com or give us a ring at 517.483.4058

25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World

What an honor – CCFF was named one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the *world* by MovieMaker! The world is a big place, and it’s humbling to have Lansing recognized on such a stage in cohort with these other great global festivals. If you’ve enjoyed our annual hullabaloo for any amount of time, you know we work hard to shake things up and take risks. It’s gratifying when those occasionally “interesting” venue and programming choices pay off. Thank you so much MovieMaker Magazine, and as always thank you to all of our festival-goers and volunteers! Check it out right here.

2018 Red Carpet Premiere Party

Get fancy with us as we celebrate the eighth annual Capital City Film Festival at the Red Carpet Premiere Party! Mingle with filmmakers, musicians, and artists as part of the five-day festival lineup. Plenty of beer, wine, and spirits on tap, appetizers to go around, and live music at this year’s party hosted by Troppo.

WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5-7pm
WHERE: Troppo – 111 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48933

There are THREE ways to attend the Red Carpet Premiere Party:

1) Purchase a $10 ticket HERE (includes admission to the Red Carpet Premiere Party and the Opening Night Feature Film Never Goin’ Back)

2) Buy a $50 all-access pass HERE (includes admission to all film screenings, concerts, and parties during CCFF 2018).

3) Volunteer! Contact CCFF Coordinator Jill Rinckey at jill@capitalcityfilmfest.com to get signed up.

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