The East Lansing Film Festival (ELFF), the largest and second oldest film festival in Michigan, screens independent and foreign feature, documentary, short and students films from around the world.

An important aspect of the film festival is the Lake Michigan Film Competition that awards films made in the states that surround Lake Michigan – Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.The ELFF was created in 1997 in cooperation with the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University. Since then, ELFF has been dedicated to bringing quality foreign and independent films to the state of Michigan in order to expose our audience to diverse cultures, ideas, and creative works.

 

 

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Film Festival Program

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ELFF 2014 Program

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Tickets

Wells Hall Showings

Ticket Price
General Admission $5
Students $3
All tickets are to be purchased at the Wells Hall Box Office. The box office opens on Friday, October 31 at 6pm; on Saturday, November 1 at 3pm and on Sunday, November 2, at 11am.You can buy advance tickets for the films at Wells Hall beginning on Friday, October 31. No Wells Hall tickets will be sold online.

Studio C! Showings

Ticket Price
Adult General Admission $10.00
Children (2-12) & Seniors (60+) $8.00
College Students with Valid ID $7.00
Opening Night Film (KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON) $15.00
Add $8 for premium seating. Premium seating is located on the perimeter of the auditorium for maximum enjoyment, features reclining- style seats with foot rest,in-cinema food and beverage service from Oscar’s Bistro and complimentary popcorn.

Advance tickets for all the ELFF films at Studio C! can be purchased at studioctheatre.com beginning October 20.

Festival Pass

Pass Level Price
VIP FESTIVAL PASS You will receive entry to all festival films at both Studio C! and Wells Hall; Join the visiting directors enjoy delicious food in the beautiful Hospitality Room on the second floor of Wells Hall (follow the stars); be invited to the parties and support our efforts to enhance our community through the art of cinema. $180
Pass holders: Arrive early. Seating for pass holders is guaranteed only 15 minutes prior the beginning of the film. Read back of pass for regulations.

HALLOWEEN FRIDAY Night AT WELLS HALL:
ELFF in collaboration with the Residence Halls Association will be showing the recent scary films, OCULUS and LET ME IN, and the IMAGINATION ABOUND on Friday, October 31 at 7pm and 9:15pm. Residence Hall students can swipe their Student I.D. card for free entry to all shows. Non-students pay $5 or $3 for non- resident students.

Schedule

Studio C!

Time Friday, Oct 31 Saturday, Nov 1 Sunday, Nov 2 Monday, Nov 3 Tuesday, Nov 4 Wednesday, Nov 5 Thursday, Nov 6
11:30 AM A Cat in Paris (70 min.) A Cat in Paris (70 min.) A Cat in Paris (70 min.) N/A N/A N/A N/A
2:00 PM Ernest & Celestine (80 min.) Ernest & Celestine (80 min.) Ernest & Celestine (80 min.) N/A N/A N/A N/A
4:00 PM The Jewish Cardinal (96 min.) Stories to Tell Shorts (120 min.) American Revolutionary: Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (82 mins.) Stories Forlorn (85 min.) Stories to Tell Shorts (120 min.) The Overnighters (90 min.) The Frontier (90 min.)
6:30 PM 5 to 7 (95 min.) 5 to 7 (95 min.) Meet the Patels (88 min.) Second Shift (94 min.) Pie Lady of Pie Town (29 min.), Busker (49 min.) Zero Motivation (100 min.) The Evolution of Bert (88 min.)
9:00 PM Only Lovers Left Alive (23 min.) Pechorin (97 min.) Closed Cicuit (120 min.) Barbara (105 min.) Stories Forlorn (85 min.) Pechorin (97 min.) Only Lovers Left Alive (123 min.)

Wells Hall

Day Time Wells Hall Theatre A Wells Hall Theatre B Wells Hall Theatre C Wells Hall Theatre D
Friday 7:00 PM Imagination Abounds (120 min.) Oculus (114 min.) Let Me In (116 min.) N/A
Friday 9:15 PM Imagination Abounds (120 min.) Oculus (114 min.) Let Me In (116 min.) N/A
Saturday 2:30 PM N/A Filmmakers Panel Discussion (Free) N/A N/A
Saturday 4:00 PM The Jewish Cardinal (96 min.) American Revolutionary: Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (82 mins.) Elderly Instruments: All Things Strings (57 min.) project: ice (119 min.) LMFC Film 80 to 90 feet (8 min.)
Saturday 6:30 PM Barbara (105 min.) The Frontier (84 min.) Pie Lady of Pie Town (29 min.) Busker (49 min.) Meet the Patels (88 min.)
Saturday 9:00 PM The Overnighters (90 min.) Closed Circuit (120 min.) Imagination Abounds (120 min.) Zero Motivation (100 min.)
Sunday 12:00 Noon Open Tryout: Chasing the Dream (11 min), Go Far (81 min) Perserverance; The Story Dr. Bill Taylor (52 min.), Mutt (93 min.) Student Shorts (87 min.)
Sunday 2:00 PM Essential Arrival (60 min.), Migrations of Islam (56 min.) Twenty Years Later (104 min.) Pattern of Practice (70 min.), Johnny’s Speakeasy (11 min.), Anatomy of “Anatomy” (45 min.) Letters to Ashleigh (23 min.), These Hopeless Savages (88 min.)
Sunday 4:30 PM Party Time Party Time (67 min.) Detroit Living In Between (33 min.), The Forgiving Earth (30 min.), R Stern (67 min.) Connected by Coffee (70 min.), Espresso Manifesto (7 min.) Ashes to Eden (106 min.)