Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival, now in year two, enhances what is already a growing arts and culture scene in Hamtramck (MEDC Interview)

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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.
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Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival YEAR TWO!!

You never know who you’ll meet at VTFF!

Happy New Year! It’s 2018 and we’re gearing up for the second annual Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival! Submissions are open now for your unconventional narrative shorts—CLICK HERE for info on the kinds of films we’re looking for as well our the rules and deadlines.

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!

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Thanks to everybody who helped make VTFF2017 a huge success—we hope to see you again at VTFF2018!!

Art Submissions 2018

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.

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