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2018 - The Obligatory Sequel

2nd Year Festival Summary

 June 22-24, 2018

As if the hubris of launching a film festival wasn’t enough, we decided for our second year to add another day and an outdoor screening, as well. With 54 films, including 7 feature films, selected from 21 countries’ submissions, including themed documentary programming, well… there’s a reason this year’s opening film reveled in the power of cinema to “to make heads explode.” This year we featured 15 Michigan productions (plus local student films) in our festival, and our first world premiers. More than anything, we were pleased to see familiar faces returning, and familiar creators resubmitting their work and recommending us to their peers. Some of our Sponsors returned to help us, as well!

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Midori Ivy

Year Two design

(with help from Smelly)

Additional PRess for year two

Festival Director Q&A in Michigan Film and Digital Media Office Newsletter - 6.18

County Journal article - 6.23 - [click thumbnail to expand]


Opening Night Films

+ Film.craft.beer vip party

Directors on Directing - 4 m - Dir. Damien Patrik

Black Magic - 21 m - Dir. Allamaprabhu Pattanashetty

Count Your Curses - 8 m - Dir. Lorène Yavo

The Hobbyist - 9 m - Dir. George Vatistas

Alex - 4 m - Dir. Dave Less

Poor Little Witch Girl - 11 m - Dir. Pat Bird

Cowboys & Indians - 4 m - Dir. Emilia Ruiz

~ intermission ~

Goldblooded - 9 m - Dir. Tom Botchii Skowronksi

Emerald Ice - 16 m - Dir. Jesseca Ynez Simmons

Henningsson! - 19m - Dir. Lina Engborg

Bella in the Wych Elm - 36 m - Dir. Tom Lee Rutter

Michigan Matinee at the Eaton Theatre

select michigan productions

Smoke Break - 8 m - Dir. Dave Fairman

One Shot - 11 m - Dir. Joseph Victor & Ryan Steele

Small Fish - 16 m - Dir. Jake Weber & Camron Combs

Watch Night - 9 m - Dir. Mandy Looney & Mike Madigan

Lemon Eyes - 10 m - Dir. Chelsey Raegen Knapp

Foreword - 8 m - Dir. Michael McCallum

~ intermission ~

Kid Brother - 81 m - Dir. Devin Cameron

Film’s Cool, Kids!

student films

Last Night Carol - 14 m - Dir. Sam Blumenfeld [NYU]

Waves - 16 m - Dir. Justin Bailey [DePaul]

Scallywags - 3 m - Dir. Jason McCullough [CCS]

Shadow of Light - 4 m - Dir. Devin Durocher [MSU]

Juice - 10 m - Dir. Zoe Kissel [MSU]

All Over (Again) - 2 m - Dir. Bradley Coster [MSU]

Time in a Bottle - 5 m - Dir. Bradley Coster [MSU]

After Ashes - 15 m - Dir. Jesse McAnally [Wayne State]

What Can You Do but Laugh?

comedies

Millennials Anonymous - 6 m - Dir. Josh Schendel

Nosey - 13 m - Dir. Dave Fairman

To Do List - 9 m - Dir. Ryan Austin

Buy. Sell. Trade. - 66 m - Dir. Brandon Guiles & Cory Hearns

Foreign Horrors are Funny, or is it the Other Way Around?

horror comedy

Claire & Bruno: a Story of Love and Fresh Meat - 23 m - Dir. Lionel Delebarre

McBetter - 75 m - Dir. Mattia De Pascali

Life is Fantastic, Terrifying, and Short

short films

Tiny Clones - 5 m - Dir. Jim McDonough

Due Day - 7 m - Dir. Midia Kiasat

The One I Adore - 9 m - Dir. Jason Seelmann

She Came From the Woods - 12 m - Dir. Erik & Carson Bloomquist

Dead Celebrities - 11 m - Dir. Michael Fausti

Studded Nightmare - 9 m - Dir. Jean-Claude Leblanc

Splinter - 8 m - Dir. Curtis Matzke

Those Who Can Die - 19 m - Dir. Charlotte Cayeux

Love at the End of Earth - 8 m - Dir. Evan Morton

Invasion Plan B-Movies

b-movies

Ro-Boob: the Farting Robot Monster - 10 m - Dir. Logan Fry

Aliens with Knives - 91 m - Dir. Struan Sutherland & Nicole Steeves

Family Night Films

free outdoor screening

Last Embrace - 4 m - Dir. Saman Hosseinpuor

Frankie - 28 m - Dir. Josh Martin

Baby Frankenstein - 88 m - Dir. Jon YonKondy

Documentaries of Death and Life:

Work, Play, Memory

Nobody Dies Here - 23 m - Dir. Simon Panay

Homo Ludens - 27 m - Dir. Sanne Rovers

North Branch - 19 m - Dir. Nick Nummerdor & Andrew J. Morgan

Manufactured Communities:

documentaries on 2 wheels

Hill Climb - 11 m - Dir. Nick Nummerdor & Andrew J. Morgan

Riding Wild - 83 m - Dir. Charles Cohen

Surreal Cinema

Dull Hope - 3 m - Dir. Brian Ratigan

Crown of Thorns - 7 m - Dir. Gabriela Niskier

The God Inside My Ear - 100 m - Dir. Joe Badon