2022 Festival

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!

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE: DISFLUENCY

Disfluency

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: GREY ROADS

Grey Roads

BEST SHORT FILM: BLYCHEDELIC

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+.

HOW TO ATTEND:

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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7
Chirp w/ special guest NWRH

FRIDAY, APRIL 8
AOTA Creative Takeover featuring Cutt Nice, Ozay Moore, Jahshua Smith, Sareem Poems, Y’z Council, James Gardin, Kwaj, Miles Young. Hosted by Joe Walker

SATURDAY, APRIL 9
Bonehawk w/ special guests BOA and Mr Denton On Doomsday

THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Lipstick Jodi w/ special guest Dirt Room

FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Mark Lavengood Band w/ special guest Jen Sygit

SATURDAY, APRIL 16
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.

CCFF 2021 UPDATE

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

CCFF 2021: Drive-in & Walk-up

We’re pumped to share the schedule for CCFF 2021, happening THIS WEEK (yeah, you read that right) in Downtown Lansing. We had the highest hopes of having a “normal” festival in 2021, but we’re channeling that energy into a kick-ass drive-in style event, October 21-24. Cozy up in your car or bring lawn chairs (and probably lots of blankets because fall is finally here) and join us for a long weekend of short and feature films! Oh, and did we mention it’s FREE? Here’s what’s going down:

WHERE: 

231 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933 (corner of Capitol and Washtenaw, across the street from Knapp’s Centre).

WHEN: 

Thursday, Oct. 21-Sunday, Oct. 24., 2021.

Each night, we’ll have feature length films and blocks of shorts beginning at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. You can check out the full schedule for each day, including more specific film details, here: https://capitalcityfilmfest.com/schedule 

Other things you’re probably wondering:

Parking is free! Estimated capacity is 50 cars.

A radio station will be available for audio in your car (so you can keep the windows rolled up).

Exterior speakers will be available for walkers/attendees who bring chairs and blankets.

A couple of important notes:

These films (in general) are of adult themes and adult language. 

While these drive-in films are outdoors, we do recommend a mask anytime you’re near other festival-goers and encourage you to follow social distancing guidelines.

Don’t worry, we’re keeping our hopes ultra high for 2022, and are planning to have a full-on “normal” festival in the spring. Stay tuned, and thanks for your ongoing support!

See ya at the drive-in!

2021 Capital City Film Festival

Welp. Here we are. We had the highest hopes of having a “normal” festival in 2021, but we’re channeling that energy into a kick-ass drive-in style event happening October 21-24, 2021 in Downtown Lansing! Join us for some fun fall nights. More details to come, reallllly soon.

Don’t worry, we’re keeping our hopes ultra high for 2022, and are planning to have a full-on “normal” festival in the spring. Stay tuned, and thanks for your ongoing support!

Air hugs,
CCFF team

CCFF 9.5 Film Schedule

We’re excited to finally share the film schedule just in time for CCFF 9.5! Consider this a selection of highlights from those carefully curated 100+ films we originally planned for the 2020 festival. We can’t wait to share two nights of features and short films with you drive-in movie style in downtown Lansing on December 18 & 19—FREE and open to all. 

PS! These films in general are of adult themes and adult language. While these drive-in films are outdoors, we do require a mask anytime you’re moving outside of your vehicle. Please follow social distancing guidelines. 

CCFF 9.5 DRIVE-IN/WALK-UP WEEKEND

Walk-Up (Friday only – Comerica Building)
101 N Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933

Drive-in/Walk-Up (Friday & Saturday – between Knapp’s Building & Cooley Temple Building)
231 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
Parking is free – Estimated capacity is 50 cars
Radio station will be available for audio (so you can keep the windows rolled up)
Exterior speakers will be available for walkers/attendees who bring chairs (& blankets!)

SCHEDULE

Friday, December 18 (2 locations)
5:30 PM –Projection mapping pre-show at Comerica Bank Building
6:00 PM – Projection mapping show TERRA FORMS at Comerica Bank Building (encores at 6:15, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00)
6:30-8:30 PM – Short Film Block: Women of Character
9:00-11:00 PM – Feature: SOUVENIRS

Saturday, December 19 (1 location)
5:30-7:30 PM Short Film Block: Comedy
8:00-10:00 PM Feature: WHAT DOESN’T KILL US
10:30-12:30 PM Short Film Block: Adult Animation

FEATURE FILMS

SOUVENIRS, a murderabilia shop clerk discovers her own family’s dark history when she’s asked to sell souvenirs from a crime not yet solved. Showing before this feature is the short film SOMETHING BLUE. 

WHAT DOESN’T KILL US is a mockumentary about rehabilitated zombies (or necro-sapiens, to be politically correct) facing the adversities that come with living in a time when they aren’t yet considered socially equal to homo-sapiens (aka, human beings). Showing before this feature is the short film KILL THE NARRATOR.

SHORT FILM BLOCKS

Women of Character Shorts
Our favorite women characters that have won our minds throughout the eras! This block includes:

  • BORN STILL
  • MIRACLE BABY
  • HATSHEPSUT
  • JACK AND ANNA
  • THE TEA AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TEAPOT
  • ALINA

Comedy Shorts
A (sometimes dark) comedy explosion of all tastes and types! This block includes:

  • THE MEETING
  • TIGHT SPOT
  • URINATION COMPLICATION
  • ADVICE
  • AMITYVILLE WITCH ACTIVITY
  • NEW YEAR’S KISS
  • BUYERS REMORSE
  • BADNAPPING
  • AUTUMN’S BREEZE
  • NUCLEAR FAMILY
  • ROUND UP WINE
  • LOVE POTION NO. 5
  • THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
  • LOST TREASURE OF THE VALLEY

Adult Animation Shorts
These are not animations for the faint of heart—only sturdy and lucid minds should embark on these shorts that range from the enlightened to the traumatic. This block includes:

  • WOOER
  • TOP DEATH
  • MALAKOUT
  • DESIRE ELEGY
  • NO MORE CHICKEN
  • TANGLE
  • THE QUIET
  • PANIC ATTACK!
  • THE WEDDING CAKE
  • DREAMLIKE
  • MIRROR
  • ACCEPT
  • HURT
  • HUMAN BOX
  • GOING ON STAGE
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