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 be related to the state of Michigan (e.g., by content, location, the film creators/crew, 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.
Please note this festival is also in collaboration with another festival known as Artprize on Screen. By submitting your film to UICA’ Open Projector Night, UICA may share your contact information and film with Artprize on Screen for consideration. You will also receive weekly email communication from UICA through our eNews. If you wish to unsubscribe from our eNewsletter, you may do so at the bottom of the mailing. If your film is selected to screen in either festival you will be notified immediately.