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Are you a fan of independent filmmaking? Look no further than the 3rd Annual Detroit Filmmaker Awards. This event celebrates and recognizes the diversity and talent of independent filmmakers in the Detroit community. The event showcases the unique stories and perspectives of Detroit, and is a celebration of the hard work and creativity of local filmmakers. With the independent film community in Detroit experiencing significant growth in recent years, this event is not to be missed. Join us in recognizing and supporting the diverse voices of Detroit's independent filmmakers. Don't miss the chance to be a part of this exciting celebration of diversity in filmmaking. Mark your calendars for the Detroit Filmmaker Awards and be inspired by the stories and perspectives of our local filmmakers.


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Detroit Filmmaker Awards

3rd Annual Detroit Filmmaker Awards

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"Our vision is to establish Detroit as a world-class destination for independent filmmaking, building on the city's rich history of producing era-defining innovation, from Henry Ford's automobile to Berry Gordy's Motown. We aim to foster a community of diverse and talented filmmakers who use cinema as a tool for narrative, cultural exchange, and preservation of our city's unique stories and perspectives, and to showcase Detroit's impressive contributions to independent film and major motion pictures."


DFA 2023 
Call For Entries

The Detroit Filmmaker Awards is excited to announce the call for film entries for the 2023 season. This is an opportunity for local filmmakers to showcase their work, gain exposure, network with industry professionals and gain recognition for their talent. The submission period is open from January to April 2023, and the awards ceremony will take place in the summer of 2023. We are looking forward to seeing the innovative and exciting work of the Detroit film community. Submit your film at our website for more information on the submission process and guidelines.

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We're thrilled to share that the Detroit Filmmaker Awards (DFA) has joined forces with Homestead Entertainment, a distribution company that helps bring diverse stories and voices to the forefront.

Together, we're dedicated to supporting and promoting independent filmmaking in the Metro Detroit area, specifically focusing on films, television, and digital content by and for people of color.

Our goal is to empower these storytellers and give them the platform they need to be heard, and we're excited to see what amazing projects will come out of this partnership.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Detroit Filmmaker Awards allows small businesses to connect with and support the local film community, increase visibility, network with industry professionals, support local talent and gain exposure in a cost-effective way.

Sponsoring the Detroit Filmmaker Awards allows small businesses to:

  • Building community connections

  • Raising brand awareness

  • Networking opportunities

  • Supporting Local Talent

  • Cost-effectively gain exposure and build relationships with a targeted audience while supporting the local film community.

Festival Partners

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