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2017 North By Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival

All Films & Events

This page lists all Films and Events.

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  1. All the Wrong Friends

    Mark Kerins & Ryan Hawkins / Dallas, TX / 2016 / 78 mins
    In this darkly comedic thriller, a group of high school friends reunite a few years after graduation for a road trip to a music festival. But when they make a pit stop at another friend's isolated lakehouse and discover a dead body, their friendships are put to the test as each begins to suspect the others.
    All the Wrong Friends

    Black Arts & Cultural Center
    March 4, 2017 12:30 pm


  2. Laurel-web

    Animation Block B

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 12:00 pm

    Animation Block C

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 6:30 pm


  3. Laurel-web

    Animation & MicroCam Block A

    Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre
    March 4, 2017 3:00 pm


  4. Laurel-web

    Awards Ceremony

    60 mins
    Did your favorite film win? Attend the awards ceremony to find out!
    Awards Ceremony

    Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre
    March 4, 2017 7:15 pm


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    Big Rapids

    Justin Reifert / Chicago, IL / 2016 / 30 mins
    The abuse of prescription opioids such as Vicodin and Oxycontin has become one of the most pressing public health issues in America today. Filmmaker Justin Reifert highlights the personal side of this growing epidemic, taking viewers inside his own family as they struggle to support his brother's recovery. When Josh, 34, is forced to move home with their parents, differing attitudes towards addiction and recovery ignite old tensions and threaten to divide the family.
    Plays In:
    Documentary Block B

    Black Arts & Cultural Center
    March 4, 2017 2:00 pm


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    The Boondogglers

    Garrett Elmer / Spokane, WA / 2016 / 15 mins
    Three young bounty hunters reluctantly band together in search of an elusive killer.
    Plays In:
    Suspense Shorts Block C

    Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation Board Room
    March 4, 2017 1:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Suspense Shorts Block A

    Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre
    March 4, 2017 6:00 pm


  7. Breaking Circles

    Thomas Butcher / Troy, MI / 2016 / 14 mins
    What does it take to break the circle of bad behavior? Max enters high school at a disadvantage because of his size and soon finds an enemy. But when he begins to trust a new friend, he learns that he isn't alone. It's up to Max to break the circle.
    Plays In:
    Coming of Age Shorts

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 4:00 pm


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    The Clearing

    Matthew Hamel, Michelle Hamel & Danny Kim / Berrien Springs, MI / 2016 / 6 mins
    "The Clearing" was entirely written, filmed and edited in just 48 hours and premiered at the PMN Cinema 2880 Festival where it was awarded best film in the professional category.
    Plays In:
    Thriller Shorts Block B

    Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation Board Room
    March 4, 2017 2:30 pm

    Plays In:
    Thriller Shorts Block A

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 5:00 pm


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    The Color of Space

    Darius Gardner / Kalamazoo, MI / 2016 / 4 mins
    Accompanied with the narrative of what passion means to him, The Color of Space is a one room documentary exploring the many colors, characters, and the connection of art in Kalamazoo tattoo artist Luke Forton's shop room inside of the Art n Soul tattoo parlor.
    Plays In:
    Animation & MicroCam Block A

    Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre
    March 4, 2017 3:00 pm


  10. Colors of Love

    Marc Kornblatt / Madison, WI / 2016 / 20 mins
    In this short silent film, two people meet in black and white and fall in love in color.
    Plays In:
    Drama Shorts Block C

    Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation Board Room
    March 4, 2017 12:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Drama Shorts Block A

    Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre
    March 4, 2017 4:00 pm