Threadbare Mitten Film Festival
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2017 - The Origin Story

1st Year Festival summary

 June 23-24, 2017

For our first year, we crammed 41 films from 17 countries’ submissions into a day and night of cinematic bliss, including several Michigan and US Premieres. Focused mostly on short films, we still screened 3 features and 2 films that hovered right on the border between the two forms. We also reserved a showcase for Michigan student filmmakers, and featured another 8 Michigan Made films in our regular programming. Gratitude to our Sponsors who took the initial leap of faith with us.

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Clyde E Baldwin

Year One website and design

1st Year Media

WKAR Intervew - Morning Edition 6.22.17

County Journal Story

CosmicSparky’s Den of Madness blog


Opening Night Premieres at the Eaton Theatre

all films - MI/US premieres

Ringo Ringo Rocket Star and his Song for Yuri Gagarin - 10 min - Dir. Rene Nuijens

And the Earth will be Lost to the Flames - 5 min - Dir. Adam Bertocci

Fish - 4 min - Dir. Saman Hosseinpuor

Tyler - 7 min - Andy Koeger

Consequences - 9 min - Dir. Nabil Nona

Vandella Day - 1 min - Dir. John McCourt

Ruin - 16 min - Dir. Justin Guerrieri

Girl Meets Roach - 17 min - Dir. Christopher Zatta

Two for the Show - 39 min - Dir. Michael McCallum

Michigan Student Showcase

Film’s Cool - 11 min - Dir. Jim Gleason [Delta College]

Solace - 12 min - Dir. Garret Morgan [Delta College]

Mare’s Nest - 5 min - Dir. Jack Clayman [Compass College]

Horse Dad - 2 min - Dir. Anna Hudzik [Ringling College]

Follow Me - 10 min - Dir. Bailey Durham [CMU]

Jam - 6 min - Dir. Gabriel Wolfe [U of M]

Technical Difficulties - 19 min - Dir. Jesse McAnally [Wayne State]

This Morning Last Night - 5 min - Dir. Andy Hones [MSU]

On the Way Up - 22 min - Dir. Stuart Heinlein [MSU]

Experimental Cinema Lab

Art house, non-traditional narrative

The Day I Began to Love Myself - 10 min - Dir. Donato Rossi

Bang - 15 min - Dir. Zongsheng Fu

Emory Wendon’s Fantastical Autobiographical Museum - 75 min - Dir. Devin Cameron

Mixed Effects

blended genre program (the kitchen sink)

Hada - 9 min - Dir. Tony Morales

Elephant in the Room - 6 min - Dir. E.M. Spairow

Default - 5 min - Dir. E.M. Spairow

Just Words - 24 min - Dir. Ilia Antonenko

Dredge - 17 min - Dir. Jon Clark

Red Skies - 9 min - Dir. Bret Miller

Mousse - 41 min - Dir. John Hellberg

Life is Short and Absurd

Comedy shorts

Maria Fernanda in Time - 9 min - Dir. Xavier Pijuan

Think Twice - 7 min - Dir. Eliaz Rodriguez

Shadows in the Dark - 7 min - Dir. TL Westgate

My Ass is Bleeding 2 - 9 min - Dir. Amanda Cat

Casa Grande - 6 min - Dir. Andrew Paul Davis

The Raven - 21 min - Sarah Rosenkrantz

(A)utomated (I)rritation - 6 min - Ali Presley Paras

Life on the Run

crime cinema, on the road

Roads Ahead - 25 min - Dir. Florian Jochum

Nowhere Michigan - 96 min - Dir. Robert Vornkahl

A Bloody Good Time

horror & exploitation [extreme graphic content]

The Dark Hunger - 15 min - Dir. Anthony Williams

Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir - 13 min - Dir. David E. Munz-Maire

The Ingress Tapes - 8 min - Dir. Michael Fausti

Who’s Watching Oliver - 87 min - Dir. Richie Moore