The Royal Starr Film Festival presents local and international films at Royal Oak


The Royal Starr Film Festival is making its return to in-person screenings at Emagine in Royal Oak. The Royal Starr Film Festival, an international film gala celebrated in downtown Royal Oak, is hosted annually by the non-profit arts organization, The Royal Starr Arts Institute.

The annual festival attracts filmmakers and film enthusiasts from Michigan, the United States and around the world, featuring films made in Michigan and abroad. The festival’s opening night will include world premiere screenings of 3 Michigan-produced feature films (If I Can’t Have You, Uncle and Scout 10-5). The following weekend will feature international feature films, including a screening of the critically acclaimed “Drunk Bus” with Charlie Tahan (Ozark), and a screening of “Broken Diamonds” with Ben platt (Dear Evan Hansen), The Royal Starr Film Festival will be held September 10-19, 2021 at the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak, MI (200 N. Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067).

“I am always amazed at the quality of the films we receive from our community here in Michigan. We are delighted to be safe returning to theaters where we can honor these incredible films on the big screens of Emagine. our screenings in Michigan, we are fortunate to screen short films and feature films already screened at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals, making our comeback year a truly memorable experience for filmmakers and festival-goers “- Luke Castle , President, Royal Starr Arts Institute

Screenings of the Royal Starr Film Festival will be open to the public on Friday September 10, 2021. Presale tickets can be purchased in advance at


Darcy J. Skinner

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