Celebrate short films with the Open Projector Night series, a recurring event that recognizes the work of local, regional, and national filmmakers, whose work is connected to Michigan. Enjoy a diverse range of screenings from animated narratives and commercial work to experimental pieces. After the event, participate in a question and answer panel with the filmmakers and vote for your favorite short film. Winners will receive a number of awards, including special screenings of their work before UICA's feature films and entry into a drawing for a free theater rental.
Please consider that Open Projector Night is an ongoing film series; its intent is to showcase the diversity of films connected to Michigan and establish a venue to highlight local film in Grand Rapids. Films are selected and curated into a seventy-minute program by a panel of UICA staff and volunteers.
Prizes include a three month promotional package with UICA, a Reciprocal Membership, and film and concession passes.
While there is no limitation on film category or subject matter, submissions must conform to these guidelines:
• Less than 20 minutes in duration.
• Must belated to the state of Michigan (e.g., by content, the film creators/crew, exhibition venue, etc.)
All submissions will be reviewed and curated by the Open Projector Night Selection Panel. If accepted, you must supply a presentation copy of your film.