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Shorty Film Festival offers 12 films in 2 hours

  If you were not able to attend last year’s Made In Michigan Film Festival (MIMFF) in Frankenmuth, this is your chance for a taste test. Thanks to a new partner, Frankenmuth Community Education, the Made in Michigan Shorty Film Festival is free to the public.   The Shorty Fest features the 12 best award winning short films from the past six festivals.  The films range in length from 2 minutes to 22 minutes.  The genre ranges from animated to comedy to documentary to narrative to spooky. 

  “We screened over 100 films before coming up with this awesome lineup,” says Laura Weiss, MIMFF President.  “These films best represent what our festival is all about.  Michigan filmmakers are truly capable of great art.  We are doing this in hopes of generating community excitement and support.  One cannot understand how unique and fun an indie film festival is until he or she gives it a try.  You will laugh!  Please come.” 

  Spencer Hoffman, a junior at Frankenmuth High School, is the festival’s MC.  He participated last year in the Motion Picture Institute’s student workshop.  This free filmmaking workshop is sponsored by the MIMFF.  The students spend the day learning all aspects of filmmaking and produce a five-minute film that is shown at the festival.  Spencer is considering film school after graduation.

   “We are proud and excited to have him as part of our team,” says Weiss.

  The audience will judge the films and select the best of the festival.  A question and answer with the filmmakers will round out the night.  This is an example of what to expect at the fall festival on October 16-17.

  The Shorty Fest is Friday, May 29 from 7-9:30pm at the Bronner Performing Arts Center.  Admission is free.  Bring a friend and get a free bag of popcorn compliments of Frankenmuth Community Ed.  For more info on the films visit the Made in Michigan Film Festival facebook page or



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