ELFF 2018, Michigan’s largest and most diverse film event, celebrates its 21st anniversary this year. Feature-length, short subject, and documentary films, along with special guests, and related events fill out the festival week. November 1st through the 8th, 2018.
It’s hard to believe we’ve reached autumn already but at least it brings good things: cooler temps, fall foliage, and the return of ELFF!
ELFF (East Lansing Film Festival) is an annual film festival that brings independent films from around the world to Michigan. These films present other cultures, viewpoints, and backgrounds with the hope that they will enlighten, entertain, and educate audience members.
The festival includes both feature-length and short subject films, as well as documentary and student films. Many of those included in the festival are making their screen debut here in Lansing, which is doubly exciting.
ELFF 2018 Highlights
ELFF also attracts those involved with the business of filmmaking: directors, writers, producers, stars, and more. Past festivals have welcomed such silver-screen luminaries as Oliver Stone, Michael Moore, and Bruce Campbell.
This year’s special guest list includes:
Susanna Styron (director: Out of My Head)
Matt Williams (producer: Regionrat)
Chris Metzler (director: Rodents of Unusual Size)
Rudy Valdez (director: The Sentence)
Mark Maxey (director: Up To Snuff)
Snuffy Walden (musician/star: Up To Snuff)
Robin Russin (director: When I Sing)
Linda Chorney (singer/star: When I Sing)
Suzannah Herbert (director: Wrestle)
MSU Student Filmmakers (Crandies)
Of special note is the inclusion of both the subjects and the directors for the documentaries When I Sing and Up To Snuff. It will also be very moving to have director Rudy Valdez, brother of the subject, and his family on hand for the Opening Night Film The Sentence.
ELFF 2018 – East Lansing Film Festival
Lansing Area Lodging
Make the most of the East Lansing Film Festival by staying at the English Inn Restaurant & Pub! Our Lansing area B&B is located along the banks of the Grand River on the historic Medovue Estate. Come explore our lush gardens and historic country estate before settling into your plush accommodations at the inn. Best of all, we’re also an pub and restaurant, so you won’t have to travel far for some of the best food in the area! Plus we’re just an easy half hour’s drive from Lansing, MI. Why settle for less? Stay at the best: The English Inn Restaurant & Pub.