Wolf Tree Film Festival 2023

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SHORT FILM SCREENING
JANUARY 21, 2023

FRANKE CENTER AUDITORIUM
214 E. MANSION ST. MARSHALL, MI 49068

In its fifth year, Wolf Tree Film Festival showcases films set in the Great Lakes region or that include themes or topics related to the region, as well as the work of filmmakers who reside in or grew up in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes region is defined as any state or territory that touches one of the Great Lakes (including Ontario, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York).

Submitted films should be no longer than 30 minutes, and all genres will be considered.

The festival will take place at The Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall, MI* and will include screenings of each selected film, a Q&A with select filmmakers, an awards presentation, and a filmmaker roundtable with industry professionals.

The Wolf Tree Film Festival is housed in historic Marshall, Michigan, a gorgeous small town with a vibrant artistic community. Hosted by the Franke Center for the Arts and Marshall’s Youngish Professionals Committee, the festival is held at Franke Center, originally a church built in 1921, now an arts complex that is the proud home of world-class concerts, inspiring theater, and award-winning movies.

KEY DATES

🔑 OCTOBER 1, 2022: SUBMISSIONS OPEN
🔑 DEC 1, 2022: DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
🔑 JANUARY 4, 2022: FILMMAKER NOTIFICATION DATE
🔑 JANUARY 21, 2023: WOLF TREE AT THE FRANKE CENTER

*The festival will adhere to all public health and safety recommendations at the time of the event

CONTENT WARNING: Some films included in this festival contain mature content that may be inappropriate for young viewers and may be triggering for others. Viewer discretion is advised.

Last #FATF22 Show of the Season: Zion Lion

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Please give a warm welcome to our final Fridays at the Fountain performers: Zion Lion!

Then meet us at the Brooks Memorial Fountain, August 12th – 7pm EST, for the last FATF show of the season. Everyone is welcome. Bring your own chair or blanket to keep it comfy.

Zion Lion is the “baddest band” to hit the Kalamazoo music scene. The members are a combination of several bands from the Kalamazoo area that crossed each other’s path along the way and decided to form what we believe to be the right mix of reggae, African zouk, mucosa, zoukous and some Afro-latin influences. Some of the members have had the honor of opening and sharing the stage with local, national and international reggae artists such as Freddie McGreggor, Pato Batun, Winston Jarrett, Culture, Beenie Man, Lucky Dube, Mikey Dread and the Meditations.


THANK YOU #FridaysAtTheFountain2022 partners! 
Oaklawn Hospital & Choose Marshall 

Calhoun County Visitors BureauMarshall Community FoundationMarshall Rotary ClubWoods Insurance and Financial Services, Austin Rinard Miller Financial ServicesCopper Athletic Club, The Cronin Foundation, Dark Horse Brewing Co.Black Lab Five, & Graphics 3.

Coming Up: The Sam Luna Band!

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Kicking off our third Fridays at the Fountain performance is: The Sam Luna Band! Join us for family fun at the fountain – July 29 at 7pm EST! Please bring your own chair or blanket.

Sam Luna is a multi-instrumentalist from Battle Creek, MI. Frontman Sam Luna and guitar player Sage Castleberry have been best friends since middle school, and got their musical start in high school performing on a downtown Battle Creek sidewalk in 2015. They can be seen at shows across southwest Michigan playing Sam’s released music, and covers anyone would enjoy. Sam is best known for his ever-growing set of originals, along with radio hits from decades all the way back to the 60’s. Crowd pleasers are enjoyed by all ages, as Sam and his band have an enjoyable, classic, modern sound.


THANK YOU #FridaysAtTheFountain2022 partners! 
Oaklawn Hospital & Choose Marshall 

Calhoun County Visitors BureauMarshall Community FoundationMarshall Rotary ClubWoods Insurance and Financial Services, Austin Rinard Miller Financial ServicesCopper Athletic Club, The Cronin Foundation, Dark Horse Brewing Co.Black Lab Five, & Graphics 3.

The Youngish Professionals Committee Sponsors Celebration of Trees

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The Youngish Professionals Committee is excited to sponsor a tree in Downtown Marshall’s “Celebration of Trees” event. S/O to YPC pal, Liz Fig and her kids Nery and Sal, who decorated this beautiful tree that we absolutely adore!

Downtown Marshall will have a special glow and sparkle with the “Celebration of Trees” event, taking place from November 23 through January 3, 2022.

Fridays at the Fountain 2021

Fridays at the Fountain 2021!

Events, Updates
Fridays at the Fountain

The Fridays at the Fountain concert series is set to return in-person at the Brooks Memorial Fountain on July 9th with local favorites, Danae & The Grind. Running every other Friday through the end of the summer, the series will feature 4 additional local musical acts including Chameleon (7/23), Rae of Light (8/6), Kjell Croce (8/20) and Mike Reed (9/3). There is no cost to attend. Please bring your own chair or blanket.

The series is brought to the community by Marshall’s Youngish Professional Committee with the help of generous sponsorships by the Marshall Community Foundation, Oaklawn Hospital and Woods Insurance, along with Choose Marshall, Black Lab Five, Graphics3, Dark Horse Brewing Co., Franke Center for the Arts, Austin Rinard – Miller Financial Services, & Copper Athletic Club.

Last summer, the series was presented entirely virtually via livestream. “We’re looking forward to being able to bring the concerts in-person again this year. As our community is emerging from being largely at home during 2020, it’s a great way to rebuild and develop connections,” says Jennifer Conley Darling, one of the event organizers. The concerts will again be live streamed so that those who can’t attend in-person can still enjoy the music.

All the concerts will take place at the Brooks Memorial Fountain and be live streamed through Choose Marshall and YPC’s Facebook at 7pm EST.