Academic Film


Student Film Groups

Kino Club 313

Wayne State University's newly formed film club, Kino Club 313, is official and ready to share the wonderful world of cinema with the rest of the student population. Our main goal is to offer a platform for undergraduate and graduate students to share their own interests and ideas surrounding film and media, host events and screenings, or simply get together and watch some great films.

Kino Club 313 Facebook Group


WSU Film/Media FB Group

The WSU Film/Media FB Group is for film fans to share thier interest in the cinema.


Wayne State Video Game Scholarly Interest Group

The Wayne State Video Game Scholarly Interest Group is a group of students who meet once a month to discuss essays, articles, and books related to Video Game Studies.  We will also be playing and discussing relevant games during the course of our meetings.  Our purpose is to expand our knowledge of the discipline of Video Game Studies and put scholarly essays into conversation with our own experiences as players and scholars.

Wayne State Video Game Scholarly Interest Group


Detroit Area Film


Wayne State Dept of Languages Foreign Film Screening Series

In collaboration with foreign language and other program areas at WSU the FLTC hosts a foreign film evening every week for students enrolled in foreign language, literature and culture courses. The audience is encouraged to stay and participate in the discussion.


Wayne State University Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

Women’s Studies offers film series periodically as part of program. For more information see:


Detroit Institute of Arts/Detroit Film Theater

Check out our world class museum’s film schedule, screening throughout the year at:


Mitten Movie Project

The Mitten Movie Project is a monthly film festival dedicated to screening independent short films the first Tuesday of every month at the Main Art Theatre


Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, (MOCAD)

The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit  presents art at the forefront of contemporary culture. As a non-collecting institution, MOCAD is responsive to the cultural content of our time, fueling crucial dialogue, collaboration, and public engagement.


Contemporary Art Institute, Detroit (CAID)

The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit is a community based non-profit organization. CAID fosters and promotes the essential link between contemporary arts and contemporary society through its exhibitions, performances, critical and public discourse and the funding of contemporary arts and art related activities.



Cranbrook Art Museum is a contemporary art museum located at the heart of Cranbrook Educational Community, one of the nation's greatest architectural complexes. The museum's changing exhibitions are a continuing commentary on our society and world. From contemplative to cutting edge, the exhibitions challenge emotions and sensibilities.


Corktown Cinema

Formerly known as the Burton Theatre, an independent art-house cinema in the Cass Corridor. Join their Facekook page to keep up with independent films at local vebues.


Model D

Model D is a web-based magazine creating new narratives for Detroit since 2005. Model D tells stories of development, re-development, creative people and businesses, vibrant neighborhoods and cool places to live, work and play. Keep up with the latest film news from Model D's film page.


Michigan Film Office

For the latest information on movie making in Michigan.


Film Festivals in Detroit and Region

Cinetopia International Film Festival

The Cinetopia International Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, etc.).


Reel Deel/Association for Psychoanalytic Thought

The Reel Deal is a unique 3-part film program  sponsored by the Association for Psychoanalytic Thought and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Society designed to offer local cinephiles  the opportunity to express, explore and expand their film experience.


Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is internationally recognized as a premiere showcase for creative, inspiring, and influential films of all types: avant-garde and experimental, story-based narratives, documentaries, and animation.


Media City Film Festival

Media City is an international festival of experimental film and video art presented annually in Windsor, Ontario, Canada since 1994. The festival also hosts retrospective screenings and discussions with featured artists.


Windsor International Film Festival

The Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) is a cultural, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to recognize and celebrate the art of cinema by showcasing Canadian and international films and filmmakers.


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