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Freep Film Festival

Freep Film Festival logo in blue background.

About the Project

Freep Film Festival is a documentary-focused event, with special attention paid to films connected to Detroit and Michigan — or with special resonance there. It believes great journalism and great documentary storytelling can inform, inspire and help push the region forward — shining light on its challenges and celebrating its achievements.

In addition to films, it also presents related panel discussions, parties, music events and more.

Spread throughout downtown Detroit, its cultural center and neighboring suburbs, the festival is produced by the Detroit Free Press and its business arm,