At FIRST+MAIN FILMS, we believe a story can change a city. And we want to inspire cities, towns and neighborhoods to become better. So we launched a film festival.

Better Cities Film Festival collects, curates and presents the very best films from around the world on the theme of making better cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

Films screen at our flagship festival in Detroit, Michigan, and at the UN-Habitat Better Cities Film Festival at the World Urban Forum, the world’s premiere conference on cities.

You can host a “Best of the Fest” screening in your hometown.

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