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
Micah Walker, “Vidlings and Tapeheads festival brings alternative, unconventional indie films to Hamtramck,” Metromode (Article), July 13th, 2017
John Monaghan, “Short and offbeat films are the focus of new fest in Hamtramck,” The Detroit Free Press (Article), July 5th, 2017
Jeff Milo, “Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival,” Deep Cutz (Article), July 4th, 2017
Ben Curry, “Ten with Ben,” CMNTV (Web Series Interview), June 27th, 2017
Welcome to the Inaugural Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival!
Festival Submissions 2017
Made in Michigan Program 2017
Documentary Program 2017
Animation Program 2017
Fiction Program 2017
VTFF2017 Award Winners
VTFF2017 Picture Parade
Thanks again to Alexandra Clark, Rachel Dunkel, John Grossi, Don Hessel, Amy Ingalls, Alan LaFave, Mar Layna, Adscope Media, John Monaghan, Alissa Shelton, Darren Shelton, Cindy White, Jerry White Sr., all of our sponsors, coordinators, programmers, jury members, filmmakers, musicians, artists, & volunteers!!