Welcome fans and film makers to the 2014 Made-in-Michigan Film Festival. We once again will be having our festival in the Bronner Preforming Arts Center, Frankenmuth Michigan. October 3-4, 2014. Film submitters please note our new address: MiMFF PO Box 175 Frankenmuth, Mi 48734
Congratulations to the winners of the 5th Annual Made-in-Michigan Film Festival!
Audience Choice - A Grain of Sand
Best Academic Film – Flip This!
Best Narrative Short - The Painter and the Wife
Best Experimental - In the Night
Best Original Score - For the Love of Jazz
Best Animated Film - Eat Your Vegetables
Best Lead Actor - Joseph Haynes (Fine Print)
Best Lead Actress – Charly Bivona (Vanishing Act)
Best Supporting Actor - Shavar D. Clark (For the Love of Jazz)
Best Supporting Actress – Kimberly Cruchon Brooks (A Grain of Sand)
Best Documentary Feature - A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone
Best Documentary Short – Goat Years
Best Cinematography – Vanishing Act
Best Narrative Feature – Complex
Best of Festival – The Painter and the Wife
Motion Picture Institute will be making a short film with 16 local students, and screening it at 6:30pm during the festival on Saturday, October 19th.
A GRAIN OF SAND (99:00) Director: Michael Sneed Producer:Michael Sneed, Kathy Crawford, Ruth C. Flynn
As Steve prepares the perfect proposal, his girlfriend, Ally finds out the bank is going to take her grandma’s house if she doesn’t come up with a very large sum of money by noon on Monday. On the way home she stops for a cup of coffee and meets Tony and Frankie, a couple of bumbling mobsters who have just completed a large “deal”. When they leave the coffee shop their backpacks get switched.
The mayhem begins when Ally discovers she has a bag full of mob money and Sal, the mob boss finds the “morons” have brought back the wrong bag full of nursing books. Sal gives Tony and Frankie one hour to retrieve the money while Ally tries to convince Steve to keep it.
Stir in Steve’s meddling mother and a couple of inept FBI agents and you have a recipe for a hilarious zany adventure. Can romance win over all of these obstacles?