VTFF2019 Schedule

Posted by Vidlings & Tapeheads on Saturday, March 2, 2019


JUNE 28TH & 29TH (VIP & Filmmaker Events on the 30TH)
Ant Hall & Ghost Light | 2320 Caniff Avenue, Hamtramck, MI 48212

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VTFF2019 Kickoff / OLD TIMEY DOUBLE FEATURE • Doors 6:00PM

VTFF2019 Opening Night Double Feature

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Metropolis with Live Original Score composed and performed by David DiDonato (feature, 1927) Directed by Fritz Lang 7:00PM Special Selection

Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city master, and Maria, a saintly figure to the workers, to overcome the vast gulf separating the classes in their city and bring the workers together with Joh Fredersen, the city master. The film’s message is encompassed in the final inter-title: “The Mediator Between the Head and the Hands Must Be the Heart.”

Meat Wrapped in Dough (2:00) Directed by Tracy Park (website) | Special Selection

Everyone’s favorite food group! A light-hearted homage to delicious meat wrapped in tasty dough.

Lake Michigan Monster (78:14, feature, 2018) Directed by Ryland Brickson Cole Tews 9:30PM (facebook) Special Selection | Michigan Premiere

An eccentric ship captain and a crew of specialists plot revenge against the most mysterious creature of the deep — the Lake Michigan Monster.

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CLiKS Interview with Raymond Carr


Consider this the Vidlings & Tapeheads proto-pod…

In December 2018, V&T director Jerry White Jr. recorded some interviews for a podcast called “CLiKS” as a collaboration between Creative Loafing Atlanta and KitSplit. Four shows were recorded before Jerry moved to LA, but only one of the podcasts aired: until now!

CLiKS Episode Two features filmmaker/production designer/puppeteer (and 2018 Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival juror) Raymond Carr. Listen as Jerry and Raymond discuss filmmaking in Atlanta, passion projects like Raymond’s upcoming Joyriders film (currently in preproduction and crowdfunding at Seed & Spark), and much more!

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VTFF2019 Mothbird

Hey look, it’s 2019—a NEW YEAR with NEW OPPORTUNITIES to hold space with unconventional, underrepresented, and unbelievably-awesome short films, live music, and art! In other words: let’s get YEAR THREE of the Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival underway!
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Film submissions are now OPEN! For information on the kinds of shorts we’re looking for, as well as rules and deadlines, CLICK HERE.

In the coming months, we’ll be locking sponsors, booking bands and artists, and curating the film program to make 2019’s fest exceptional and extraordinary, positively prodigious and fantastically fun—and intrinsically incredibly interesting. If you’re a filmmaker anywhere in the world, or a musician/artist in Michigan, please reach out to us to learn how you can be a part of the fest. We’re also looking for Michigan-based volunteers—hit us up if you wanna hang out and help out!

Email us at info@vidlingsandtapeheads.com
Or message via facebook

Sponsorship inquiries please contact sponsorvtff@gmail.com

Art Exhibit inquiries please contact alanalorincarlson@gmail.com

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Art Submissions 2019


The Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival is now accepting submissions for our 2019 Art Exhibition!

We’re looking for 2D or wall-mounted art by Michigan artists to accompany our film festival during the last weekend of June 2019. VTFF encourages and celebrates subversiveness, innovative use of materials and budget, and quirky independent work that doesn’t fit comfortably within any one genre. In keeping with the spirit of unconventional narratives, we’re looking for representational work that tells a story, alludes to a story (illustration-style), or is otherwise character or genre inspired.

We do our best to curate a diverse and engaging program with a progressive group of unconventional filmmakers, musicians, and artists from Michigan and around the world. We strive to be inclusive and welcome people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, creeds, orientations, and walks of life to submit!

To get a sense of the venue space and atmosphere, here are some photos from the VTFF2017 Exhibit & VTFF2018 Exhibit.

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Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival 2018 Wrap-Up

Jerry Pixel Pic VTFF2018Welcome back! Or, if this is your first time to the fest—WELCOME TO YEAR TWO!! We’ve got a brand new batch of fantastic filmmakers, marvelous musicians, and amazing artists (plus a few returning alumni)! We’re here to celebrate unconventional stories, share space, hang out, meet and greet, and eat and drink! This year our music lineup has been curated by the Seraphine Collective, which is all kinds of awesome. We’re also now sponsored in part by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, which has been an incredible boost and really helped us make this year something extra special. Our crew has put a lot of hard work and heart into this weekend—y’all are in for a fun/cool/weird/powerful experience! Expect to be entertained, but also challenged. Expect to see/hear something you’ve never seen/heard before. And most of all, expect to have a great freakin’ time!! —Jerry 白 | Festival Director

Click here to see all stuffs from our second year…
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VTFF2018 Award Winners

VTFF2018 Award Winners

VTFF2018 is over—long live VTFF2018!! After much consideration and deliberation, we’re thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s fest!

We had a fantastic slate of forty-four short films in competition from around the world—including our Made in Michigan program highlighting homegrown talent. We’re so thankful to have had the opportunity to share all of these films with our audience and are excited to see our alumni’s future projects. Many thanks to our programmers and jury for their curation and dedication to promoting unconventional stories. Prizes have been generously provided by Final Draft, Wacom, ProAm USA, Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, Jungle Software, Red Giant, Couch and other sponsors!!

And now for the WINNERS…

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