Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival 2017 Wrap-Up

Jerry White Jr. (by Millie Ho)I kind of have a thing for film festivals. There’s something magical about watching movies with filmmakers and an audience that really gives a shit. Something amazing about the crazy days and long nights hanging out with fellow dreamers and makers. The thrill of discovery! I’ve been particularly inspired by fests that foster a creative community, involve music and art, and are anchored in a city or neighborhood that is often overlooked or underappreciated. There’s a reason why we love “Show & Tell” as kids—we all have a need to be heard and share what we’re passionate about! The Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival is what that looks like for our crew, in this town, at this moment.

Our inaugural fest was a huge success! We received over 200 film submissions from around the world and welcomed hundreds to the fest over three days. Whether you were there and would like to relive it or couldn’t make it and want to see what the fuss was all about, here’s a collection of VTFF2017 stuff to check out! —Jerry White Jr. | Festival Director

VTFF2017 Award Winners

VTFF2017 Award Winners

We’re proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival! We had an incredible slate of forty-three short films from around the world, including our Made in Michigan program which highlighted homegrown talent. We can’t wait to see what our alum do next! Many thanks to our programmers and jury for their curation and dedication to promoting these unconventional projects. Prizes have been generously provided by Final Draft, Wacom, ProAm USA, Toon Boom, Transcend, HitFilm, Red Giant, QuickFilmBudget, Couch and more!! Now, without further ado…


Vidlings Chorus created by Jerry White Jr.

VTFF2017 Clips edited by Andy Menko & Jerry White Jr.

Weicht ihr Trauergeister
Written by J.S Bach

Written by Jerry White Jr.
Performed by Jerry White Jr. & Yu Jung Ho

VTFF2017 Logo & Monos drawn by Millie Ho