Friends of The
Detroit Film Theatre

Support this proud tradition

We look forward to welcoming you as a member.

Join us today!


The motion picture medium has played an important and continuing role at the Detroit Institute of Arts since 1928. Now in its 30th year, the DIA's ongoing program, Detroit Film Theatre, is among the most comprehensive and acclaimed showcases of contemporary and classic world cinema in the United States. Through the formation of Friends of Detroit Film Theatre (FDFT), formerly the Cinematic Arts Council, DIA members can now take part in supporting this proud tradition.

An auxiliary of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the FDFT is dedicated to cultivating awareness, appreciation, understanding and knowledge of the cinematic medium and its history. Through FDFT activities, council members help to support the Detroit Film Theatre series, the DIA's collection of film, video and related materials, and the preservation of the Detroit Institute of Arts Auditorium.