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What's your Genre?

The Threadbare Mitten Film Festival is a celebration of genre cinema, here in the tell-tale heart of Michigan.

We won't push you into a box: 
Horror, Sci-Fi, Contemporary Western, Neo-Noir, Absurdist Comedy, Fantasy, Splatterpunk, Magical Realism, Creature Feature, Psychological Thriller, Modern Samurai, ZomRomCom, Exploitation and Grindhouse, Road Trip, Experimental and Non-Narrative... whatever weird quirks spark your camera rolling, we want to give you an exhibition home to exorcise them with an appreciative audience. 
(and if being pushed into a box is your thing, well ok, show us that!)

We do not categorize submissions by genre, only by duration. We will program screening blocks based upon the characteristics of the selected films themselves.

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What's the the plan, then?

Downtown Charlotte will host this two-day festival, starting with a Friday Night Premiere on the largest screen in town at the historic Eaton Theatre and a VIP Party for filmmakers and friends at the Windwalker Underground Art Gallery. Screenings will run all day Saturday at the Windwalker, with Filmmaker Coffee Chats across the street at Fay's Evelyn Bay Coffee. Jury Awards will be presented during the festival.

Located halfway between Battle Creek and Lansing on I-69, Charlotte offers many restaurants, coffee shops, and a craft brewery, with local hotels available for festival attendees. The Mid-Michigan region offers the curious endless attractions and world-class beers within an easy highway drive in any direction.

Find more about submission rules, deadlines, and awards by following this link.

Submit your film

We accept films submissions through FilmFreeway and Withoutabox. This year's entries are closed.


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Threadbare Mitten Film Festival