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2015 North by Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival

Thanks to everyone who attended the #EpicScreening
on May 16, 2015!

Here are the winners:

2015 Long Feature Winner
Matthew Weaver

2015 Long Feature 2nd Place
Ryan Alexander Dewar
Time Teens: The Beginning

2015 Long Feature 3rd Place
Drew Britton
When The King Tilts

2015 Short Feature Winner
Kyle Misak

2015 Short Feature 2nd Place
Michiel ten kleij
Steven Caught A Star

2015 Short Feature 3rd Place
Joshua Courtade
Vanishing Act

2015 Short Documentary/Profile Winner
Jim Gilmore
Great Aunt Mabel

2015 Short Documentary/Profile 2nd Place
Phil Wachowiak
Ancient Ann Arbor

2015 Short Documentary/Profile 3rd Place
Allen Bialk
The “Original” Blessing of the Bikes

2015 Animation Winner
Jerry Gundling

2015 Animation 2nd Place
Roger Haus
Matteo Crinelli

2015 Animation 3rd Place
Shannon Kohlitz
Make Your World An Interesting One

2015 MicroCam Winner
Jesse Knittel
Holding Onto You

2015 MicroCam 2nd Place
Matthew Weaver

2015 MicroCam 3rd Place
Aubrey Hardaway
Short and Sweet

Best Local Film: Palm d’Mitten Award – Presented by the Kalamazoo Film Society
Matt Weaver


From the heart of the Midwest, the Kalamazoo-based North by Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival looked for submissions from the Great Lakes. Our categories included: Long Feature, Short Feature, Short Documentary/Profile, Animation, and an all new challenge…MicroCam. MicroCam means anything that was shot on your small device (iPhone, iPad, Android, GoPro). You could use any editing software of your choice – as long as it was under 5 minutes. Micro-Budget means that the budget must be equal or less than $10,000 for Long Features and $5,000 for other categories (not including equipment costs).

About Sponsor Organization Public Media Network:

Public Media Network

Public Media Network (PMN, formerly known as the Community Access Center) is a Public, Education, and Government (PEG) community media organization founded in 1983. We provide non-commercial media services to these consortium partner communities: City of Kalamazoo, City of Portage, Kalamazoo Township, Oshtemo Township, Comstock Township, and the City of Parchment in the state of Michigan.

Our services include: media production training, equipment loan, programming distribution, and vocational instruction in radio and digital video production to local high schools. We also manage and operate (under contract) WKDS 89.9 FM, a 100-watt FM non-commercial/educational radio station licensed to the Kalamazoo Public Schools.