VTFF Kickoff / Man In Camo Premiere • Doors 7:00PM TICKETS $5
This year we’re starting things off a little differently—kicking off the fest with SPECIAL SELECTIONS, including the Michigan Premiere of the feature documentary “Man in Camo,” with director Ethan Minsker in attendance…
Man in Camo (feature) Directed by Ethan Minsker (facebook) Special Selection | Michigan Premiere 8:00 PM 82 minutes
Man in Camo takes a close look at the life of visual artist, writer and filmmaker Ethan Minsker and his drive to create and crusade the making of art. Through the lens of old photographs and films, Minsker leads viewers on a journey through the hurdles that once held him back, from dyslexia to the violence of 1980s Washington D.C. It was these hurdles that forged his love of film and art, and his work now spans across three decades. Man In Camo brings forth not just the love of art, but the reasons for making it in the first place.
Amanda LeClaire interviews Vidlings & Tapeheads Fest director Jerry White Jr. for WDET’s CultureShift.
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!
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!!