Open Projector Showcase 2013

Open Projector Showcase 2013: Opening Celebration

In this final event of the season, we will screen 100 minutes of short films by the audience-voted winners and more at this special, one-night-only event! Come celebrate West Michigan’s growing film community at the Open Projector Showcase 2013!

Watch a selection of films at 7 PM. After the show, vote for your favorite flick. Ask your questions in a Q&A with the filmmakers. Hear special guest Christian Gaines ( incoming director for ArtPrize) speak about film and film communities.

Around 9:30 PM, relax and enjoy the after party with a cash bar and musical guest Selectronics!

This event was made possible by support from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

Note to parents: these films are not rated, but some thematic elements may not be appropriate for children under 15.

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Films showing include:

Monster, Me_002

Monster, Me (Milt Klingensmith)

10 min. A young girl mysteriously transforms into something she will learn to love, if it doesn’t kill her first.

Monster, Me website.




Juggle & Cut_001Juggle & Cut (Caleb Slain)

10 min. In the autumn of 1998, a profound tragedy echoed through a small Michigan farming community and twisted the well laid plans of a young prodigy in strange and inspired ways.




Paranormal Probe_002Paranormal Probe (Anjalika Lobo)

10 min. The destinies of two kids and the star of a failing ghost-hunter show collide in this quirky coming-of-age narrative.




Space for Rent_003Space for Rent (Jeremy Knickerbocker)

12 min. Space For Rent examines the creative act and process of reacting to spaces in architecture, as it manifests itself in both performance and sculpture. Street Skateboarders are largely reacting to the excesses created by industrialization and corporate capitalism.

Watch the trailer here.


Retrospective_002Retrospective (Brandon Belote)

8 min. Upon finishing art school, director Brandon Belote looks back at the creative process. Retrospective presents an abstract vision of creativity that is both anxious and beautiful.




The-Slaughter_002The Slaughter (Jason Kohl)

15 min. A pig farmer tests his unemployed son’s resolve to join the family business. Starring Eli Bridges and Michael Shamus Wiles (Monk, Breaking Bad.)

Watch the trailer here.




Une-Seconde-Par-Jour_003Un Seconde Par Jour (Richard Negre)

7 min. One second of animation (that’s 25 drawings) per day, for a year; that’s the goal!

Watch a few seconds here.


Date: July 12 2013
Time: 7 PM - 12 AM
Cost: Non-Members $4 | Members Free

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503



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