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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. Silent Ring

    Kent Meloy & Jeff Bentle / Cincinnati, OH / 2016 / 2016 mins
    A man who finally gives in and buys his first mobile phone finds himself haunted by a memory he can't quite recall.
    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


  2. Sleeping in the Jungle

    Andrew Arehart, Jack Arehart, Matthew Arehart & Larry Boyce / Medina, OH / 2016 / 11 mins
    A 15-year-old boy wanders the freezing streets of Cleveland in search of shelter and God. A true story.
    Plays In:
    Coming of Age Shorts

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 4:00 pm


  3. Solitude

    Jesse Knittel / Kalamazoo, MI / 2016 / 1 mins
    A short PSA that promotes healthy self-awareness, well-being, and peace within yourself.
    Plays In:
    Animation & MicroCam Block A

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


  4. Something Fun

    Chad Rhiness / North Hollywood, CA / 70 mins
    Veronica Atburn blew off college to drive around the country and write her Great American Novel. She returns home to find her sister, Catherine, her oldest friend, Jackie, and a sometimes friend, Rudy, right where she left them. After a contentious welcome home party, she challenges her friends to stop rehashing their past and to start making new memories. All she wants is to do Something Fun. But having fun isn't as easy as it sounds.
    Something Fun

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 2:30 pm


  5. Spectratta

    Susan Maughlin Wood / Seattle, WA / 2016 / 5 mins
    We are all on the spectrum. The more we recognize this, the more compassion, empathy and indeed celebration we can experience for the whole spectrum of neurodiversity.
    Plays In:
    Animation & MicroCam Block A

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


  6. Stella

    Ben Hoene / Effingham, IL / 2016 / 5 mins
    The story takes place in a rural town in Illinois. It is told from the perspective of a dog named Stella, who was the victim of animal abuse by her owner. Stella's testimony is similar to those who are victims of domestic abuse and manipulation.
    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


  7. Supermom

    Jason Honeycutt / Canoga Park, CA / 2016 / 15 mins
    A daughter thinks her mother is a real life super hero - she might be right.
    Plays In:
    Coming of Age Shorts

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 4:00 pm


  8. Suspense Shorts Block

    sus·pense: noun A state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen.

    In This Program: Interlude, Dredge, The Boondogglers, Lemon Eyes

    Suspense Shorts Block C

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

    Suspense Shorts Block A

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


  9. Teta: A Nursing Mother Tells Her Story

    Alexandra Hidalgo / East Lansing, MI / 2017 / 25 mins
    In Teta, Alexandra Hidalgo tells the story of her journey nursing her youngest son, Santiago, for twenty-two months. Teta uses Hidalgo’s narration and the footage shot by her husband to portray the ups and downs of nursing a baby as a working mother of two. As the film shows Santiago go from his first nursing session minutes after being born to his last as a walking and talking toddler, Teta illustrates the transcendent emotional bond created by nursing, not only between mother and child but between all members of the family.
    Plays In:
    Documentary Block A

    Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre
    March 4, 2017 12:00 pm


  10. Thriller Shorts Block

    There is always mystery around the corner - or in the next scene.

    In This Program: Dystopia, Keylord, Silent Ring, The Clearing, Viewer

    Thriller Shorts Block B

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

    Thriller Shorts Block A

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 5:00 pm