2023 Festival

CCFF 2023

The Capital City Film Festival is officially less than ten weeks away! April 5-15, we’ll be celebrating art, music, movies, comedy, culture, community, entertainment, and experiences for everyone in Lansing, MI.

Mark your calendars and get your festival passes now!

CCFF Bangers Presents: Alien

We miss y’all. Come hang with us in the Drill Hall at the Lansing Public Media Center on Saturday, September 10 and watch one of our faves: the 1979 classic, Alien!

This CCFF Bangers event is free — so bring your friends. Doors will open at 8:30pm and we’ll start the film around 9ish. Concessions will be available for purchase.

See ya there!

CCFF 2022 Juried Competition Winners

Thank you all for joining us for #CCFF22! We had the most fun over the last two weeks with you all — screening films from around the globe, dancing our feet off with incredible musicians, and celebrating artists here in Lansing.

Congratulations to our CCFF 2022 juried competition winners!




Grey Roads


Congrats to all of our winners and all those involved! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Can’t wait until next year (and keep your eyes on our website & social media for some fun things in the meantime)!

Closing Night Film: They Call Me Magic

CCFF is proud to present the first episode of They Call Me Magic (trailer) in the hometown of global sports icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson, before it’s released on Apple TV+ on April 22. The four-part documentary series event features intimate interviews with Mr. Johnson and an all-star lineup. We’re honored to share this with our — and Mr. Johnson’s — community. This screening is made possible by the support of Apple TV+.


UPDATE: Now that our pass-holders have had their chance to reserve their spots for the screening, we’re opening up both of the April 16 showings at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM to pass-holders and ticket-buyers! If you don’t have a CCFF pass, you can pay $10 at the door – no need to purchase ahead of time on Eventbrite. For those of you who already purchased your tickets, we’ll have a will call list at Celebration Cinema.

Saturday, April 16 @ 7:30 PM
Celebration Cinema Lansing
This screening time is for CCFF pass-holders *ONLY*You MUST RSVP here and present your CCFF pass to enter the theater (pass types: sponsor, general admission, patron, filmmaker/artist, volunteer). Pass-holders will NOT be admitted to the 9:30 PM screening unless you purchase a ticket to it (or if space permits).

Saturday, April 16 @ 9:30 PM
Celebration Cinema Lansing
This event is open to the public through advanced ticket sales here. Your ticket is good *ONLY* for the 9:30 PM screening time. If you want to attend this screening, you must purchase a ticket. Pass-holders will not be admitted (unless space permits).

For questions, please email info@capitalcityfilmfest.com. We look forward to seeing you!

CCFF at The Avenue

CCFF is back — and our concerts are, too. We’re bringing you 6 incredible shows this year as a part of our festival! Join us for these shows using your CCFF all-access pass or pay just $5 at the door.

All shows this year are at The Avenue Cafe. Doors at 9pm, 21+. Come hang, grab a beer and some Ruckus Ramen, and listen to some absurdly talented (and fun) artists with us.

Chirp w/ special guest NWRH

AOTA Creative Takeover featuring Cutt Nice, Ozay Moore, Jahshua Smith, Sareem Poems, Y’z Council, James Gardin, Kwaj, Miles Young. Hosted by Joe Walker

Bonehawk w/ special guests BOA and Mr Denton On Doomsday

Lipstick Jodi w/ special guest Dirt Room

Mark Lavengood Band w/ special guest Jen Sygit

No Skull w/ special guest The Live Music

See you there!

Rolling out the red carpet again, finally!

It’s not the Capital City Film Festival without our Red Carpet Premiere Party — so, DRUM ROLL PLEASE!

Pull those party outfits out of the back of your closet and celebrate CCFF 2022 with us at our Red Carpet Premiere Party on Friday, April 8, 5:30-7:30pm at Ellison Brewery’s REO Town location! Come hang out with filmmakers, musicians, artists, and our Lansing community (eek, so excited to see you all) as we kick off our 10-day festival.

We’re unbelievably excited to see all of your faces and gather with you! The world is a bit, you know, *gestures vaguely* right now and we recognize it’s a little weird to party. We’ll be donating $5 from every Red Carpet Premiere Party ticket to two great organizations to help folks in our community and a bit further away: Refugee Development Center and Direct Relief.

There are 3 ways to attend the Red Carpet Premiere Party:

1) Purchase a $15 ticket to the Red Carpet Premiere Party at bit.ly/CCFF2022passes
2) Buy a $50 all-access pass (includes admission to all film screenings, concerts, and parties during the festival) at that same link!
3) Volunteer for a shift during the festival! To volunteer, contact volunteers@capitalcityfilmfest.com

Questions? Contact us at info@capitalcityfilmfest.com or 517.483.4058. See you on the red carpet!

2022 All-Access Passes

OH, HEY! Passes for CCFF 2022 are officially LIVE! We’re finally back.

We’re building an incredible lineup for the 2022 festival, happening April 7-16 in Lansing, Michigan. Buying an all-access CCFF pass means you get entry to 10 days of films, music, parties, and more — including the Red Carpet Premiere Party. Grab a $50 all-access pass or $100 patron pass (we love our donors!) here on Eventbrite.

2022 Brew & View

We’re gearing up for the 2022 Capital City Film Festival with – you guessed it – a Brew & View night! Join us for a screening of the (still amazing) flick 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU followed by some live music.

WHEN: Friday, March 18, 2022 at 8 PM
WHERE: The Avenue in Lansing
COST: This event is FREE so grab a buddy to come with ya.


Hi, all!

Due to this rainy, cold, not-so-great-for-outdoor-films day, we’re cancelling our final night of CCFF 2021 tonight. Darn you, Michigan weather!

Thank you all so much for joining us at the drive-in this weekend! We loved seeing all of your faces (and cars) and we’re always SO grateful for your support. Y’all are the best. Make sure to keep an eye on our social media for more info on our (hopefully) full-on, “normal” festival this April. See you in the spring!

Air hugs,
CCFF team