Detroit Does
Documentaries

About Us

We are Freep Film Festival

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. 

Centered in the downtown Detroit core, the festival is produced by the Detroit Free Press and its business arm, Michigan.com. 

The sixth annual event will be April 10-14, 2019.

5
DAYS OF DOCUMENTARIES
10
VENUES
75
EVENTS
13000
ATTENDEES

Applause please

Thanks to our festival sponsors & supporters

Film Festival Team

We deliver your festival

Steve Byrne

/ Cofounder and executive director

Kathy Kieliszewski

/ Cofounder and artistic director

Jewel Gopwani

/ Engagement director

Brian McNamara

/ Web Director

Inney Prakash

/ Programming and production associate

Juanita Anderson

/ Screening Committee

Rob St. Mary

/ Screening Committee

Nichole Christian

/ Engagement Specialist

Since 2014

Making Our Way

Bravo!

The folks who make it possible

Detroit Free Press and Michigan.com
Tim Gruber, 
President of Michigan.com and the Detroit Free Press
Peter BhatiaEditor and Vice PresidentDetroit Free Press