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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. Time Warped

    Julien Desroches / Long Island, New York / 2016 / 4 mins
    A young inventors time traveling device malfunctions transporting him to different points in time. We follow his chaotic journey as he tries to get back home.
    Plays In:
    Dramady Shorts Block B

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 1:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Dramady Shorts Block A

    Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre
    March 4, 2017 5:00 pm


  2. Treasure Nest

    Joy (Meng-Chwen) Tien, Allison Botkin & Mike Bourbeau / Jersey City, NJ / 2014 / 5 mins
    Treasure Nest is a 3D animated short following the adventures of Blue a cat-like creature in search of hidden riches. Along his way Blue discovers a bird-like creature named Peanut who he reluctantly brings along in hopes that she will be the key to unlocking the treasure. Through the use of such programs as Maya ZBrush Photoshop Houdini Nuke and After Effects the Treasure Nest thesis group presents a beautifully hand-painted world in which Blue’s resolve is tested throughout his journey... eventually leading him to a prize of which he never expected.
    Plays In:
    Animation Block B

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 12:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Animation Block C

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 6:30 pm

    Plays In:
    Animation & MicroCam Block A

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


  3. True Colors

    Nicole Morciniec / 2016 / 5 mins
    A small sparrow falls in love with a beautiful bird, and paints himself to be colorful in order to catch her attention.
    Plays In:
    Animation Block B

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 12:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Animation Block C

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 6:30 pm

    Plays In:
    Animation & MicroCam Block A

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


  4. Undertones

    Sylvia Gabriel and Aiden Standke / Ann Arbor, MI / 4 mins
    A short experimental film examining the meaning of memory and perception of reality.
    Plays In:
    Animation & MicroCam Block A

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


  5. Unmasked

    Alice Gavish & Christina Faraj / 2016 / 5 mins
    Unmasked is an animated short film encompassing an emotional story that revolves a young boy who embarks on a journey after the sudden loss of his father.
    Plays In:
    Animation Block B

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 12:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Animation Block C

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 6:30 pm

    Plays In:
    Animation & MicroCam Block A

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


  6. Viewer

    A.V. Brown / Port Huron, MI / 2016 / 14 mins
    A tale of love and loss through the eyes of a Viewmaster toy.
    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


  7. When She Showed Up

    Brandon Rose / North Hollywood, CA / 2016 / 1:31 mins
    When She Showed Up is a romantic comedy drama that focuses on Max and Allie, two people who are forced to spend a night together because of the actions and mistakes of others. Neither one are happy with the situation but as the night goes on, they begin to like and hate each other more and more in different ways, eventually settling on maybe it was a good thing that they met each other.
    When She Showed Up

    Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre
    March 4, 2017 1:15 pm


  8. Yellow Gold

    Cristen Leifheit / Chicago, IL / 2015 / 3 mins
    Yellow Gold compares living cycles in agriculture to question the lengths in which we implement technology and the results observed in a closed ecosystem. This short film gives voice to a landscape affected by the strain of economics and explores the effect that modern agricultural methods have on the living cycle of our food supply.
    Plays In:
    Animation Block B

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 12:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Animation Block C

    Wellspring Theater
    March 4, 2017 6:30 pm

    Plays In:
    Animation & MicroCam Block A

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