The Mothlight Microcinema Filmmaker in Residence Program in Detroit, Michigan supports production and presentation of work by independent film and video artists. We host filmmakers as they work on the research, production or post-production of their independently funded project(s). Residency concludes with public screening featuring resident’s work presented by Mothlight Microcinema.*

*Screening may consist of previously completed work.




Residency includes:

  • All utilities, internet access, laundry
  • Private bedroom and bath
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Private Studio (includes use of an iMac computer with FCP 7.0, Adobe Premier (full CS6), access to microphones, mixers, and a homemade soundbooth for recording audio overlays. Resident must supply own filmstock and other production¬†equipment: cameras, tripods, etc)
  • Studio Screening Room (113″ Screen, HD video projection, Access to 16mm, Super 8mm projection)
  • Transportation to/from Airport/Train provided**
  • Bicycle**

**Car transportation around Detroit is resident’s responsibility

Cost:  $500/month or $150/week (up to one month)


Mothlight Microcinema filmmaker residency studio
Mothlight Microcinema studio