2022 Wolf Tree Film Festival Official Selections

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Congrats to the incredible 2022 #WolfTreeFilmFestival Official Selections! Grab your tickets ASAP for the short film screenings at The Franke, Saturday, Jan 22, 2022. Doors open at 6pm and films roll at 7pm.

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.


A IS FOR APPLE 
Written & Directed by Adam Mick Laughlin · Produced by Killian Heilsberg
A worm finds a city inside an apple, but must escape the fascist government drones inside.


DEVILS 
Written & Directed by Bret Miller · Produced by Ashley Carey
While taking a final tour of an investment home, a distracted developer is horrified to discover that the deceased owner never left. And she never will.


FROM THE DIARY OF A SPACE VILLAN
Directed by Kendall Royce Oswald, Spencer Nolan Oswald · Produced by Spencer Nolan Oswald
There’s perhaps nothing more villainous, and of course nothing more space, than a space villain. In this film, a villainous space bounty hunter by the name of Keith, carries out a task in a very poetic-like manner.


HUDSON HOGSETT: KINDA INTO SOCCER 
Directed by Jordan Presley · Produced by Andrew Stewart
While Hudson and his immediate circle of family, friends, and coaches won’t say this (they’re too humble) we believe that Hudson is one of the most special soccer talents in North America in his age group. Our brief for telling his story was to walk the fine line between showcasing the incredible talent that is Hudson Hogsett, while also showing the grounded nature of him being a kid.


LICENSE & REGISTRATION 
Written & Directed by Jackson Ezinga · Produced by Jackson Ezinga, Chris Randall
Elliott Nelson, a cop impersonator with good intentions, makes his first traffic stop.


PERPETUAL PLASTIC
Directed by Eric Ebner · Produced by Guillem Rius · Edited by Scott Elliott
Millions of single use plastics are discarded every day across the globe. What happens then? Artist liina klauss attempts to visualize the journey of all disgraced plastics through her installation on a beach in Bali, Indonesia. First Prize at the National Geographic Society Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge.


STATIC SPACE
Directed by John Klein, Kate Black-Spence
Jamie is a young woman living in rural Indiana struggling to figure out her place and identity. When she inadvertently stumbles across a frequency on her ham radio and makes contact with astronaut Noa currently orbiting Earth, the two women are presented with the opportunity to find meaningful connection, even while worlds apart.


THE I’S HAVE IT 
Directed & Choreographed by Kayla Schiltgen · Camerawork by Jasper Meddock
“the I’s have it” explores responding to the innermost voice. Filmed in the dense forest of Northern Minnesota, the setting creates a space equal to the depths of one’s mind, challenging the dancer, cinematographer and viewer to allow themselves to get lost, listen deeply, and perhaps find something new.


THE PEACE PIPELINE
Directed by Gitz Crazyboy, Tito Ybarra
Comedians and activists Gitz Crazyboy and Tito Ybarra pose as a indigenous energy company sharing plans to reroute Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline through the wealthy white suburbs of Duluth, MN, to more fairly share the risks oil pipelines bring to indigenous lands—with shocking and hilarious results.


Time’s Running Out! Last Chance to Submit Films to the 2022 Wolf Tree Film Festival.

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Hey YPC friends!

Last chance to submit your short films to the 2022 Wolf Tree Film Festival before the DEADLINE: DEC 12, 2021. We look forward to viewing your works of art and have already received some fantastic submissions!

Over the years, the #WolfTreeFilmFestival housed in historic Marshall, Michigan, a gorgeous small town with a vibrant artistic community, has showcased many inspiring cinema works, cultivated networking opportunities between aspiring filmmakers and industry professionals (such as Lance Barber, Oliver Robins, & Sebastian Twardosz), and celebrated the creativity and unique charm of the Great Lakes region. Check out Wolf Tree’s past Official Selections to get hyped for next year’s event!

SCREENINGS

January 22, 2022 | 7PM | Franke Center For the Arts
Hosted by John Matthew Riopelle | Pre-screening Mixer Downstage Club | 6PM

Reminder: 2022 Wolf Tree Submissions Open!

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2022 Wolf Tree Film Festival
SHORT FILM SCREENING
JANUARY 22, 2022 | 8PM
EST

GENERAL ADMISSION

ADVANCE $15 | $18 AT DOOR

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED: DECEMBER 1, 2021


In its fourth 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.

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

KEY DATES
Dec 1, 2021: FilmFreeway deadline for submissions
January 5, 2022: Filmmaker Notification date
January 22, 2022: Wolf Tree Film Festival at the Franke Center


Wolf Tree Film Festival 2022

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Wolf Tree Film Festival

Wolf Tree Film Festival 2022

SHORT FILM SCREENING
JANUARY 22, 2022 | 7PM
EST
FRANKE CENTER AUDITORIUM
214 E. MANSION ST. MARSHALL, MI 49068
DOORS & BAR OPENS AT 6PM EST (DOWNSTAGE CLUB)
WITH DJ NERVOUS RECS FROM DETROIT
SCREENINGS: 7PM

GENERAL ADMISSION

🎟 ADV. $15 | DOORS $18

🎬 SUBMIT A SHORT FILM (OCTOBER 1)

In its fourth 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.

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

Key Dates:
October 1, 2021: FilmFreeway open for submissions
Dec 12, 2021: FilmFreeway deadline for submissions
January 5, 2022: Filmmaker Notification date
January 22, 2022: Wolf Tree Film Festival at the Franke Center

For more information on submission rules and awards, please visit FilmFreeway.


Wolf Tree 2021 FAQs

Wolf Tree Film Festival FAQ’s

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It’s almost Wolf Tree time YPC friends! If you have any questions regarding our 2021 virtual event, please read below:

To purchase a full festival ticket ($15) please click on the blue ‘Tickets’ button in the center of the BingeWave page. It sits between the ‘Main Website’ and ‘Support’ buttons below.

In its third year, Wolf Tree Film Festival aims to showcase short 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 festival is fully virtual in 2021 and will include screenings of each selected film.

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.

Start Date

January 23, 2021, 6:00 pm

End Date

January 23, 2021, 9:00 pm

Q: I BOUGHT A TICKET BUT CAN’T FIND THE EMAIL CONFIRMATION?

A: Once you have purchased a ticket, a link to the festival site will be sent to the email provided at purchase.  An additional email will be sent Friday and again at 5pm on Saturday. Please check your spam and junk folders for “BingeWave” as the email will be coming from that site.

Q: WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL GOING TO BE LIVE STREAMED?

A: The event will be live streamed on the BingeWave site starting at 6pm this Saturday, January 23, 2021. This is a live screening (meaning we recommend joining at 6pm). You will be able to join late, but may miss some content.

Q: HOW DO I VIEW THE FESTIVAL?

A: Once you click on the link provided in the email from BingeWave, you can watch the event anywhere you would access the internet (laptop, phone, tablet or screencast to your TV). For best viewing, please use your WiFi and do not use the Safari browser or 3G/4G.  

If you have any other questions, please email jdarling(at)frankecenterforthearts(dot)org.

THANK YOU for Fridays at the Fountain 2020!

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The Youngish Professionals Committee
Fridays at the Fountain – A YPC Concert Series

The YPC would like to thank all of our sponsors (Choose Marshall, Dark Horse Brewing Company, Almanack Digital, terraNOVA Collective, Black Lab Five, Franke Center for the Arts, and FUG), our artists, our viewers, and crew, for joining us in this year’s Fridays at the Fountain. We had an absolute blast streaming and dancing along with everyone, and hope to see everyone back at the Brooks Memorial Fountain in the near future for the continuation of our FATF concert series. We love you all!

Fridays at the Fountain Facebook Live Streams
June 19, 2020 – August 28, 2020

You can rewatch all of our FATF live streams at the links below!

Want a rad Fridays at the Fountain t-shirt? They’re just $15 and are available in sizes Adult Small – 3XL! DM us on YPC’s Facebook with your size and shipping address to help support FATF.

Until next time, be active, be engaged, #BeYoungish!