Made-in-Michigan Film Festival Presents…
On May 29th from 7-9pm we’ll be screening many of the best shorts from previous festivals at Bronner Performing Arts Center from 7-9pm.
Bronner Performing Arts Center
525 E. Genesee St.
Block 1: PG-13
Axe in the Forest
2014 Audience Choice Award
Narrative Short — 6 minutes
Director/Producer: Matt Cantu
A beautiful short shot in Michigan’s Huron National Forest. Two young lovers paddle down the AuSable River.
Eat Your Vegetables
2013 Best Animated Film
Director/Producer: Joe Rule
A young girl is visiting her grandmother and discovers something in the attic that she does not expect.
2013 Best Documentary Short
Director/Producers: Kim Stricker & Michael Pfaendtner
Goat Years tells the story of the legendary goat, Nemo, who presided over the Detroit Boat Works, still known to this day as the Goat Yard.
2011 Narrative – 6:15 minutes
Director: Joshua Courtade
Nervous advertising exec Edgar Webb is in for a surprise when he meets his newest potential client – a sock puppet named Donald who wants Edgar to commit a felony in exchange for a much-needed account.
Under the Bed
2014 Things That Go Bump in the Night Festival, Bay City, MI — 2:30 min
Director: Wade Lodewyk
While getting ready for bed, a little boy discovers there is indeed something under there.
2011 Narrative Short – 9:00 minutes
Director: Joshua Courtade
Emily has constructed a childlike world in which she and Tommy play the roles of the perfect married couple. But reality’s imperfections threaten to destroy Emily’s fantasy.
2014 Best Academic Film — 22 minutes
Director: Jesse Routhier
Producer: Brian Gotberg
Troubled high school student, Dimitri, has spent his entire life with his imaginary friend, Jemina. Both Dimitri and Jemina question their identities as they are forced to make choices they never anticipated
The Painter and His Wife
2013 Best of Festival – 10:30 minutes
Director: Andy Fortenbacher
Producers: Rob Cristiano,
When Lyle’s wife, Daisy, unexpectedly invites a charming artist to stay at their house and paint her portrait, he sets out to determine if she is having an affair. Strong language
Block 2 — R
The Spirit of Isabel
2011 Best Narrative Short
Director: Robert Joseph Butler
In a story of survival in an economically collapsed Detroit, a young woman named Isabel struggles to get by. Note: Adult theme and strong language
2014 Narrative Short – 5:20 minutes
Directors/Producers: Aaron Word,
Marc Miilu & Aaron Greer
The emotional story of a couple’s coming to terms with their dog’s last days. A “biting” critique on modern society.
2013 Narrative Short – 14:00 minutes
Director: Andy Fortenbacher Producers: Rob Cristian, Chris Kotcher, and Ben Rubin
Gordon is infatuated with Wendy, but can’t figure out how to win her over. After receiving some awful advice that women are turned on by things that scare them, Gordon sets out to take Wendy on the most terrifying date of her life. Adult theme and strong language
2011 Best Animated Film
Directors: Adam Muchortow and Marcus Baron
A boat struggles to find meaning in life, sailing every direction, amassing every asset. It is not until he meets a female boat that life starts to make sense.
The Made-in-Michigan Film Festival (MiMFF) is accepting film entries for its 2015 festival on October 16th & 17th at the Bronner Performing Arts Center in Frankenmuth, Michigan.
The MiMFF is exclusive to Michigan-made films and celebrates and recognizes the best of Michigan film talent.
A $500 Grand Prize will be awarded to the jury selected “Best of Festival” winner and a $200 cash prize will be awarded to the “Audience Choice Award” winner.
The Bronner Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art, 500-seat theater. Filmmakers will enjoy networking with other film industry professionals through our Hospitality Room, Friday night cocktails, and After-Glow Party. Several activities are being planned – including a free Motion Picture Institute educational student workshop, Q & A sessions with filmmakers and the audience, and much more.
Submissions are free through July 1st, 2015. It’s our way to give back to the Michigan film community.
To submit a film go to filmfreeway……
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Thanks and good luck!
Please enjoy the short film that Frankenmuth students made with the help of MPI (Motion Picture Institute) during the Saturday of the 6th Annual Made-in-Michigan Film Festival.