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ELFF 2018 – The 21st Annual East Lansing Film Festival

October 5th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

ELFF 2018 East Lansing Film FestivalELFF 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.

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East Lansing Film Festival 2012

October 31st, 2012 by insideout

Celebrating its 15th year, this world-class film festival showcases independent features, documentaries and shorts as well as tributes, seminars, premieres and parties. Be part of this cultural celebration!

Taking place between November 7th and November 15th, the East Lansing Film Festival is the largest and most diverse film festival in Michigan. Known for screening independent and foreign features, documentaries, shorts and students films from around the world, the East Lansing Film Festival began in 1997 with the cooperation of the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University.

The Festival is dedicated to bringing quality foreign and independent films to the state of Michigan in order to expose audiences to diverse cultures, ideas, and creative works.

East Lansing Film Festival Highlights

Opening Night Film: Searching for Sugar Man Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 7:30 p.m. at the Hannah Community Center.
From the East Lansing Film Festival website: “A talented musician from Detroit, who goes simply by the name Rodriguez, cuts a couple of records in the early ‘70s. They flop; what’s new? This is new: They become wild successes in, of all places, South Africa, utterly unbeknownst to the artist, who has disappeared without a trace and is presumed dead. The South Africans believe romantic myths of his demise. But undaunted filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul, seeking the truth about his death, finds more than he bargained for when he uncovers the reclusive artist living modestly, completely unaware of his superstar status hundreds of miles away.”

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