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.
WOLF TREE FILM FESTIVAL FAQ’S
Q: WHAT IS THE WOLF TREE FILM FESTIVAL?
A: In its fourth year, the 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 region.
Q: WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL TAKING PLACE?
A: The festival will take place at the Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall, MI (214 E. Mansion St. Marshall, MI 49068)* and will include screenings of each selected film, a Q&A with select filmmakers, an awards presentation, and a filmmaker roundtable with industry professionals.
Q: WHAT TIME DOES THE FESTIVAL START?
A: Doors open at 6pm in the Downstage Club for a reception with the filmmakers and music with a DJ. Films roll at 7pm.
Q: WHAT FILMS ARE SHOWING AT THE FESTIVAL?
A: Screenings will feature nine Official Selections by The Wolf Tree Film Festival, listed above.
Q: CAN I WATCH THE FESTIVAL VIRTUALLY?
A: At this time, there are no options to watch virtually. If that changes, we will post information on how to do so.
Q: WHAT ARE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS AT THE FRANKE CENTER?
A: The Franke Center requires all attendees to wear a mask when not eating or drinking.
*The festival will adhere to all public health and safety recommendations at the time of the event
If you have any other questions, please email jdarling (at) frankecenterforthearts (dot) org.
The Wolf Tree Film Festival’s 9th and final Official Selection is “The Peace Pipeline” — Directed by Gitz Crazyboy & Tito Ybarra!
Comedians and activists, Gitz Crazyboy and Tito Ybarra, pose as an 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.
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The Wolf Tree Film Festival’s 8th Official Selection is “the I’s have it” — Directed by Kayla Schiltgen, a multidisciplinary artist working at the intersections of dance, film, and the natural environment. “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 Wolf Tree Film Festival’s 7th Official Selection is “Static Space” — Directed by John Klein & Kate Black-Spence. This film explores themes of connection, and the power of being heard.
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 Wolf Tree Film Festival’s 6th Official Selection is “Perpetual Plastic” — Directed by documentary filmmaker and Marshall native, Eric Ebner! 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.
The Wolf Tree Film Festival’s 4th Official Selection is “Hudson Hogsett: Kinda Into Soccer” — Directed by Jordan Presley who grew up in Marshall. While Hudson and his immediate circle of family, friends, and coaches won’t say this (they’re too humble) the creators of this film believe that Hudson is one of the most special soccer talents in North America in his age group.
Their 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.
The Wolf Tree Film Festival’s 3rd Official Selection is a student film, “From the Diary of a Space Villain” — Directed by Kendall Royce Oswald & Spencer Nolan Oswald from Albion, MI.
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.
The Wolf Tree Film Festival’s 2nd Official Selection “Devils” was shot and cast in Michigan! Bret Miller (Director), is an independent film director working from Atlanta that asks the question: ‘So, what happens to those who are forgotten?’
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.