We will be a US Touring Festival. Meaning, a different city each year!

In the last three years we have called it the Mid-Michigan youth media initiative and have been honored with over 80 attendees total and featured a few films. This is our third year listing is as an actual festival.
Our festival will host Film screenings, Masterclass sessions on acting 101, production ideas, location list, film travel perks, writing, financing options and an award night.

We are also adding Distribution to our festival. Yes, we will be distributing selected content worldwide!

Gift Cards, live reviews, Award Plaques, and Free production related Masterclasses.

No Nudity, No discrimination, no racism, no sexism, and no bigotry.

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  • What do you want from a festival?
    Flix has it

    February 2021
  • I won an award so thus that means this festival must be great! Wrong! Something about this seemed off after I was contacted by Edna Frenchwood, the event director. They initally contacted me to tell me that my film had won an award and that they wished to do a live interview with me. They were initally cagey about when my film would be shown for some reason. Also I asked if I would get complimentary/reduced priced tickets to the event since it is my film, something I never got a response to. Furthermore, Despite me asking them several times for a time and link to the upcoming interview, they never did and instead gave me a link to the festival website which didn't have the information I desired. The interview was eventually delayed much to my dismay but I moved on. Some time after the event had passed, I was asked to attend a meet and greet for all the award winners. I found it a bit odd that it was happening after the event's dates but I still went. Much to my surprise, this meet and greet was in reality a ploy to get me to subscribe/become a member to their exclusive filmmaking programs. Edna was trying to sell the award winners her overpriced filmmaking program, claiming that it has had a bunch of success. I'll put it to you straight, I have never been a part of any film festival, online or in-person, where the festival director was so desperately trying to sell their own filmmaking program that would supposedly help other filmmakers. I understand wanting to keep in contact with the filmmakers and helping them along the way if you're able to. But what Edna is doing is gatekeeping, only helping those who pay for her overpriced program, which upon further research into it isn't even all the successful in the first place. And before I forgot, after all this, Edna still had the audacity to contact me about doing an interview. I told her to give me a time and link so that the interview can be done. And after supposedly not responding on time, even though I responded nearly 2 days before the interview was supposed to be, I was blamed for it not happening. To be honest, I didn't care about the interview at that point, but I didn't appreciate being blamed for it not happening when it was Edna's lack of communication that was at fault for this interview, as well as the previous interview, for not happening. I know Edna or someone else from the festival will respond with their claims of how they may have helped me out or I misuderstood something or whatever. Frankly my dear, I don't give a d***. Thank you for the award and have fun scamming people!

    February 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your response Daniel. Some of our staff this year had covid, and we are locking in projects for members. We apologise for not getting to your interview yet. We also wanted to launch our app while the interviews were going on, which was delayed. We are still scheduling them and will still live to spotlight your film. You do not need to be a member to get the spotlight. It is a free service because you won. We are not sure, how its a scam, when you have won an award and did not get to be a member. Again, we are adjusting to covid, new staff and welcome any suggestions to make our team better. Our live event go till mid summer. If you check out our facebook page, we had live events until May of last year. Please be patient with us. Thank you.

  • Mohsen Mohammadi

    It was fun that my film has been selected in your festival.
    I hope in the future I could participate again.

    January 2022
  • Vittorio Caratozzolo

    We appreciated your Festival very much and felt very honored by your acknowledgements.
    You encouraged us to go on with our school cine-activities.
    Warm greetings and Healthy New Year!

    January 2022
  • Charles Andrews

    Thank you for choosing our movie 846 for your festival.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    He won our best short! We got him locked with a celebrity who just acted in his new short, 'Victoria secret'. We did his payroll, casting, car rental and food supply. We pitched his film to an investor and he didn't show up to meet with her. Today his film 846 is streaming on Amazon Fire, Roku and Apple TV Plus. We are happy to have helped him to gain success, new steps and new relationships! All perks that members enjoy!