Film and media studies resources

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.

Learn more about the club on the Kino Club 313 Blog or Kino Club 313 Facebook group.

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.

Learn more about the Wayne State Video Game Scholarly Interest Group

WSU Film/Media FB Group

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

Detroit area film

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.

Learn more about the Contemporary Art Institute

Corktown Cinema

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

Learn more about the Cortown Cinema at


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.

Learn more about the Cranbrook Art Museum

Detroit Institute of Arts/Detroit Film Theater

Check out our world-class museum's film schedule, screening throughout the year.

Michigan Film Office

For the latest information on movie making in Michigan, visit

Mitten Movie Project

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

Learn more about the Mitten Movie Project

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.

Learn more about Model D

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.

Learn more about the museum at

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.

Learn more about Foreign Film Nites @ the FLTC

Wayne State Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Women's Studies offers film series periodically as part of the program. For more information visit the Gender Studies Program.

Film festivals in Detroit and region

Ann Arbor Film Festival

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

Learn more about the festival at

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.).

Visit to learn more about the festival.

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.

Learn more about the Media City Film Festival at

Reel Deel/Association for Psychoanalytic Thought

The Reel Deal is a unique three-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.

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.

Learn more about the Windsor International Film Festival at

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