On October 27th through 29th 2016 in Detroit comes the 9th annual assemblage of extraordinary artists and filmmakers from across this world to display their most introspective creations at:

DAMNED – An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness

From the infamous to the freshest of local and international talent, this prodigious congregation will allow us a glimpse within the diverse shadows of id and ego…of overall mind and encompassing soul guaranteed to intrigue, disturb, inspire or repulse. Rising from within the ashes of Detroit’s historic institution of Devil’s Night, this is not Halloween-themed art but an immersion within the immeasurable realms of consciousness through an elegant ambiance of live ethereal music and cirque/butoh-inspired performances.

DAMNED IX – An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
Fine Art + Performance + Fine Dining + Masquerade Ball

October 27th through 29th 2016
VIP 7pm to 9pm – General 9pm to 2am

Tangent Gallery / Hastings Ballroom
715 E Milwaukee, Detroit, Michigan


All selected artists and filmmakers will receive complimentary VIP entry for all three DAMNED nights of the exhibition ($135 value, minor restrictions apply). Filmmakers will also receive our DAMNED laurels for their use in their promotions.

Submission are now being accepted for inclusion within the 9th annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness. There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, but your entry:

+ Must be visual, experimental and/or conceptual in nature
+ Must contain no storyline and no scripted dialog
+ Must NOT be longer than 13 minutes

Please note that to qualify for submission:

- You must be the writer, director or producer of the film
- Review copies must be available to be viewed from FilmFreeway
- Selected films must be available in a non-compressed digital format for download, preferably from Dropbox

The final deadline for submissions on FilmFreeway is September 17th 2016.