Public Arts Midland: Short Film Showcase
On Tuesday, November 1, a Short Film Showcase featuring the work of Great Lakes Bay area filmmakers will take place at the Creative360 Bayliss Street Gallery. The event is sponsored by Public Arts Midland and co-sponsored by Creative 360 as part of the arts center’s year-long Celebration of Voices project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The free event will run from 6 until 7:30 pm. Among the work shown will be that of Professor Jeff Vande Zande of the Delta College English Department and his Delta College students. Vande Zande has been making short films since 2017, with over 80 film festival acceptances and a handful of filmmaking awards. Additional films from area filmmakers will be included in the showcase.
“Midlanders might know of Public Arts Midland for the great murals and other visual arts projects around the county, but our ultimate goal is to share a variety of arts media with our community,” remarked Laura Vosejpka, Creative 360 executive director and Public Arts Midland co-chair. “Creative 360 was excited to partner as the showcase represents goals for our Celebration of Voices Project that the NEA has recently funded.”
The films, which will run approximately 10-12 minutes each, represent a variety of genres and styles. Guests are welcome to come for all or part of the event. Of course, movie popcorn and other light refreshments will be available.
Some films may contain adult language/themes. If you are unable to join us in person, please enjoy the links below to watch each film.
Featured Short Films
The Scorpion Tail:
This was a collaboration of a talented group of individuals in Midland, MI to enter the 2015 International 48 Hour Film Challenge where teams from around the world compete to make a film in less than 72 total hours from concept to submission.
Our competition requirements:
Genre: Film noir or Superhero
Prop: Remote control
Dialogue: “That’s the last time I’m going to do that.”
Character: Raquel…entomologist (Bug scientist)
Awarded best musical score in December of 2015.
By Hania Road.
A short film produced for Delta College Cinematography Capstone. Mourning Coffee was directed edited, and produced by: Ashley Kuberski, Jeremy Light, and Brett Russell.
A desperate father in a desperate situation takes desperate measures.
By Jeff Vande Zande.
After a night of drinking, two strangers find themselves having a sober conversation.
One of Delta College’s Student-produced shorts as part of DIGITAL FILM CAPSTONE, Spring 2015.
In Good Health:
In Good Health is a short film originally written by Cameron Kerkau, and produced by Logan Histed, Jerrod Rachow, and Michael Pieper.
When a father discovers his new interest in real estate, he and his son find themselves the proud new owners of a real fixer-upper.
Flip This! premiered in the local short film program in Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival 2013.
Flip This! won “Best Academic Film” in the Made-in-Michigan Film Festival 2013.
This is a short film made by Delta College students for the Delta College Digital Capstone class.
A young man struggles with the angst of growing up. At least he has her.
By Kevin LaDuke.