Detroit Does
Documentaries

About Us

We are Freep Film Festival

Freep Film Festival is a documentary focused festival, produced by the Detroit Free Press, Michigan’s largest news organization, in cooperation with its business and events arm, Michigan.com. The five-day festival features films with a strong connection to the issues, people and places in and around Detroit and Michigan.

In addition to screening films, Freep Film Festival embraces the journalistic and community-minded mission of the Free Press, hosting in-depth discussions after most films, to encourage conversations that spin off the issues raised on-screen. The festival is also host to parties, music shows, dining events and more.

The seventh annual Freep Film Festival will take place April 22-26.

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

Katie Camaiani

/ Event Partnerships

Juanita Anderson

/ Screening Committee

Nichole Christian

/ Engagement Specialist

Rob St. Mary

/ Screening Committee

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

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