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The Royal Starr Film Festival, an international four day movie gala celebrated in downtown Royal Oak, Michigan, kicks off its third season this October featuring more than 115 screenings of shorts, features, & documentaries from Michigan, the United States and around the World. [FRI-1540-s04]

A block of short films curated by the Royal Starr Film Festival.

One Second - Maria blames Dimtri for the loss of their child. A series of flashbacks reveals the tale.

A married couple's life is thrown into turmoil when their daughter goes missing. Maria blames Dimtri for the loss of their child. A series of flashbacks tells the tale. The flashback reveals Dimitri loosing his daughter at a playground while not paying attention. A further flash of the past shows that his attention was on his lover that he was having an affair with. Unbeknown to Dimitri his wife witnessed this from the other side of the playgound and took their daughter to teach him a lesson. But where is their daughter now?

The Girls Were Doing nothing - a study into the conflicting nature of love and the human soul – our basic needs for stability, comfort and routine which clash with equality strong desires for novelty, variety and freedom. Marta and Jake are a married couple in their late 30’s. Working in senior professional positions, they are very wealthy: living together in a luxurious cosmopolitan home while spending much of their free time eating at expensive restaurants and exercising at private gyms. Their idealistic lifestyle is a grandiose means of concealing and deflecting the strains of their spousal dynamic. For Jake and Martha, communication has become an obligation; intimacy has become a rarity; and love itself has become a cliché. All of that is about to change when Andrea, their attractive and affable neighbour, asks Jake and Marta for a favour while she goes on holiday

The Noise of the Light - How would we react in front of such a phenomenon?

Pablo and Marius make a disturbing discovery about their childhood friend Lou: she appears to be able to synthesize into sound the light she is exposed to. But as she soon becomes an instrument of their musical experiences, her gift turns into a sort of curse…

#thenoiseofthelight #ocurens

The Puppeteer - We are all puppets to a certain puppeteer

Gabriel, a painter finds out that his ex girlfriend Jodi, committed suicide. He discovers a doll on her grave which reminds him of his hidden past. He goes on to investigate her death and finds out that Jodi last visited Keira, her psychologist. He pays her a visit.


The Tolls - To return to the ones they love, they’ll sacrifice millions.

WWII. A grieving U.S. army corporal is transported to an alternate, Nazi occupied San Francisco. Here, he’ll put the lives of millions at risk to reunite with his lost love.

The Transfer - Erez, an Israeli commissioned officer, and two other soldiers have been ordered to transfer a prisoner to Megiddo prison. Along the way, a conflict arises that forces the young officer to surpass himself in order to solve the situation.

See all of the films being screened at http://BoxOffice.RoyalStarr.org

Sponsored by Emagine Entertainment, The Michigan Film and Digital Media Office, Hyatt Place, River Rouge Brewing Company, & Rusted Crow Spirits.


The Third ROYAL STARR FILM FESTIVAL will take place October 11th - 14th, 2018. The festival will be held at the Emagine Theater in downtown Royal Oak, Michigan. The festival will screen juried entries of short, documentary and feature films from Michigan, across America, and around the World. The festival will also host a film-making technology fair, panel discussions with filmmakers and artists, as well as award presentations and afterglow parties.

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Royal Starr Film Festival (RSFF) will curate experience packages of unique film watching opportunities with the best of Royal Oak dining and entertainment.

The Royal Starr Arts Institute is Metro Detroit's stage and forum for the arts. Providing events such as the Royal Starr Film Festival a 4 day International Festival held in the fall that showcases film from all over the world and the Filmmaker Community Mixer a Monthly event that serves the Film community as a place to come together and meet, share, and inspire the Michigan Film Industry.

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200 N Main St
Royal Oak,, MI 48067
(248) 414-1000
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Royal Starr Film Festival

200 N. Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 825-3110

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