2017 gave us plenty of good with a healthy dose of bad. Perhaps the best new thing 2017 brought us was the Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival in Hamtramck. Anyone looking for a place that supports the arts and culture, with a heavy dose of blue collar work ethic, and buzzing with positive energy, need look no further than Hamtramck, Michigan. Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival fits perfectly within those ethos of Hamtramck. VTFF makes its return for year two later this month, and it has filmmakers, cinephiles, audiophiles and art enthusiasts eager for what’s sure to be an enjoyable weekend of festivities. We’ll chat with Vidlings & Tapeheads founder and director, Jerry White Jr. and give you the lowdown on this year’s lineup. Remember, as always, support #MiFilmFestivals! This interview originally appeared in the MEDC’s July 2018 Newsletter.
The D Brief interviews VTFF founder and director Jerry White Jr. Hear why Hamtramck/Detroit is a perfect place for this fest and find out which native Michigander Jerry hopes will show up this year!! And more!
Saturday, July 28 | 8:00 PM | 102 minutes | Rating: NR
Saturday, July 28 | 5:15 PM | 89 minutes | Rating: NR
Saturday, July 28 | 3:00 PM | 74 minutes | Rating: NR
Saturday, July 28 | 12:30 PM | 89 minutes | Rating: NR
In the coming months, we’ll be reaching out to sponsors, booking bands and artists, and curating the film program to make our 2018 fest kick at least as much ass as 2017! 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!
Sponsorship inquiries please contact email@example.com
Art Exhibit inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to everybody who helped make VTFF2017 a huge success—we hope to see you again at VTFF2018!!
The Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival is now accepting submissions for our 2018 Art Exhibition!
We’re looking for 2D or wall-mounted art by Michigan artists to accompany our film festival during the last weekend of July 2018. 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.