The 11th annual East Lansing Film Festival (ELFF) takes place March 12-20, 2008. The ELFF the largest and most diverse film festival in Michigan and screens more than 100 independent and foreign feature, documentary, short and student films from around the world.
Lake Michigan Film Competition
One attraction is the Lake Michigan Film Competition, which offers cash awards to filmmakers whose film was at least 1/4 shot, produced or financed in the states that border Lake Michigan: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The categories for the awards are Feature, Documentary, Short Film and Student Film. We are very pleased to offer the Message Makers Most Promising Student Filmmaker Award, a prize package worth $10,000.Once again, filmmakers from the Mid-Michigan area will come together to write, shoot, edit, and premiere an original five-minute production in a mere 48 hours. Participants will be given specified elements, such as a theme, prop, or line of dialogue at the start of the competition, and they must incorporate these elements into their finished film to be eligible for an award.
Discovering the Short
Discovering the Short shows a selection of short films from the 2006 East Lansing Film Festival appeared on WKAR-TV and was produced by MSU students led by former student Randy Flick and faculty member Robert Albers of the MSU Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media.. The “short film” has long been the point of entry into the art of filmmaking and every year the East Lansing Film Festival offers aficionados a chance to view high quality short films made by professionals from all over the country.
Watch more of Discovering the Short on YouTube.
ELFF 48/5 contest entries – filmmakers write, shoot, edit, and premiere an original five-minute production in a mere 48 hours.
Making the scenes: Local filmmakers race the clock for 48/5 – via Lansing City Pulse
For much more on the ELFF, check out elff.com, the ELFF MySpace Page, the ELFF on Flickr, the East Lansing Film Festival’s B-Side Community. You may also be interested in MichiganFilm.org, a web site that highlights independent films from Michigan filmmakers and seeks to network those filmmakers and actors together.
More Michigan Film Festivals on Absolute Michigan’s Michigan Film Festival Page.