2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI


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POSTED: Apr 28, 2024

CCFF 2024 Juried Competition Winners

Thank you all for joining the party that was #CCFF24! We always love bringing the community together to celebrate film from around the world. Congratulations to our 2024 juried competition winners! Best Narrative Feature: DARLA IN SPACE Best Documentary Feature: CAMP RICSTAR Best Narrative Short: THE STEAK Best Documentary Short: SYDNEY G. JAMES: HOW WE […]

POSTED: Mar 17, 2024

Symphonic Cinema: FRESH (FREE)

FRESH Join us for a live debut of an original composition by Timothy Blackmon Jr and James Gardin set to the visuals of the cult hood classic “Fresh.” Reimagining the original score by Stewart Copeland are Producer/Rapper James Gardin and Composer/Trumpet Tim Blackmon. The duo will perform a live score for the feature film utilizing […]

POSTED: Mar 13, 2024

Red Carpet Premiere Party

Bust out your party best and join us for CCFF’s Red Carpet Premiere Party as we kick off this year’s festival at the one and only R.E. Olds Transportation Museum! Start your engines and [insert your personal favorite car movie/song/pop culture reference here]. Fancy clothes, old cars, cocktails, music, professional step-and-repeat photos to embrace your […]

POSTED: Mar 11, 2024


Calling all creatures of the night! Sweat off anxiety and devastation inside a downtown sanctuary on Saturday, April 20th in Lansing, MI for the Official Capital City Film Festival Afterparty. The closing night of the festival stars punk rockers Aurat (pronounced OH-RUT). Hailing from Los Angeles, the band transcends Western goth aesthetics by fusing their […]

POSTED: Mar 4, 2024

Opening Night Feature: CAMP RICSTAR

We’re thrilled to announce our CCFF24 Opening Night Feature: CAMP RICSTAR. This documentary highlights the camp of the same name that takes place in East Lansing, MI each summer. CAMP RICSTAR is an affirmation of the joys of music, the power of community, and the need for inclusion of a population too often left out. […]

POSTED: Feb 26, 2024

NEW VENUE! R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

We’re excited to introduce a new location this year as one of our multiple venues across Lansing! R.E. Olds Transportation Museum What’s more Lansing than sitting down to watch some amazing films with friends next to some vintage cars? The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is dedicated to Ransom Eli Olds, a Lansing inventor, entrepreneur, financier, […]

POSTED: Feb 5, 2024

Fortnight Film Contest 2024

Hey all you filmmakers and storytellers! Our annual Fortnight Film Contest is open for registration. This is your opportunity to put together a short film for a chance at winning one of multiple cash prizes totaling $5000! Make a movie We want to encourage you to create a film that you’re excited about. Whether it’s […]

POSTED: Jan 26, 2024

CCFF24 is April 10-20, 2024

It’s a party! It’s almost festival season – which means we’re back, baby! Save the date and come party with us, watch films, and enjoy live performances at the annual Capital City Film Festival. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store! The Capital City Film Festival is April 10-20, 2024. Our […]

POSTED: Jan 4, 2024

2023 Festival Recap

Last year the Capital City Film Festival brought the old Sears Building back to life and filled it with the Wild and Wonderful. Thank you to everyone that showcased their art, film, and music with us, as well as to all our amazing volunteers and attendees. Cheers to the festival returning in a few months!

POSTED: Sep 7, 2023

Accepting CCFF24 Film Submissions!

Calling all filmmakers and storytellers! We are now accepting film submissions through Film Freeway for our #CCFF24 Festival. The price of submission increases on December 1, 2023. The Capital City Film Festival’s mission is to celebrate artists from around the world by curating outstanding multimedia experiences for our community. Our festival is a 10-day party […]