Cinetopia Presents: A2 Tech Film Showcase

Plays Saturday, August 29 – One Day Only! – Pre-order available now

A diverse, thought provoking short film showcase, brought to you by Ann Arbor’s tech community.

In 2018, a group of creatives based in the heart of Ann Arbor’s flourishing tech community made something cool happen. A short film showcase—non-juried—that challenged filmmakers to think outside of the box with diverse perspectives.

In 2020, the showcase is continuing to evolve.

100 minutes. Shorts. NR.

DwellingRobbie Barclay – 7 min.

In Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, a man comes home and finds the front door wide open.

Impulse Ann ArborJordan Stanton – 15 min.

Through the voices of internationally-acclaimed musicians and student voices, Impulse Ann Arbor tells a part of the unique story of Ann Arbor’s underground electronic music scene.

The BlessingLiann Kaye – 6 min.

A timid, midwestern boy wants to propose to his girlfriend but has to go through her immigrant, Chinese mother first.

APOC: Hurricane Goddamn!Scott Upshur – 6 min.

A psychedelic space journey where outlandish characters must battle a dangerous approaching smog planet.

Out of RangeCao Yijia, Choukroune Lana, Guillard Cécile – 5 min.

Sue, a lawyer living her life in the fast lane needs to go to the most important meeting of her career. On the way, she will find her true self.

How to Be Human – Bruno Centofanti – 15 min.

Adelphe has to help her sister Kimi, forget how to be human to disguise herself as an AI.

FeathersA.V. Rockwell – 20 min.

Elizier, an emotionally-dejected new enrollee at The Edward R. Mill School for Lost Boys, must overcome memories of a tragic past and the present hazing by his peers.

Jeepney Confessions Rik Cordero – 3 min.

Two friends take a road trip and contemplate the meaning of their creative existence.

Rent Online - $15

Available to watch on Saturday, August 29 from 12AM ET to 11:59PM ET.
Pre-order available now.

$15 – Non-Members
$12 – Michigan Theater Members & Cinetopia Venue Partners

Sales will remain open until 9:30 PM on August 29

Once you click play, you have two hours to watch.

“We want the program to feel like you’re listening to an album, and not just each film playing against each other, trying to see who’s best. They all work together and are really thought about, in a way that flows together as one unit.”

Rik Cordero, Founder of the A2 Tech Film Showcase

Learn More

A Conversation with A2 Tech Film Showcase founder Rik Cordero: Click here to read.

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100% of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Michigan Theater Foundation!

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