We bring quality entertainment and transformative
films to the people of Grand Rapids, MI.
Providing our community with opportunities to engage with film, while supporting and developing filmmakers, is our main concern. We've developed year round programming to reach into new communities, complete with a 36-Hour Challenge to engage regional film students and aspiring professionals.
The 2018 Film Festival Schedule is a simple 3-day celebration:
Day one: Friday, April 13 from 7 to 10 PM the festival kicks-off with a signature event dubbed “F&M” which stands for fashion and music for film. This event is hosted by The Waldron on Ionia Street. The program centers around six of the short films screening at the festival, which serve as inspiration for fashion studies students from Kendall College of Art and Design. A total of 13 looks are designed and displayed on live models during this unconventional fashion show. Music from the shorts films also serve as a focal point. Purchase tickets for $10 here.
Day three: Sunday, April 15 is the prime networking event for the regional filmmaking community. The Knickerbocker New Holland Brewing hosts GRFF’s Filmmaker Impact Stories from 5 to 8 PM. For this event, regional filmmakers share the story of how film transformed their lives. Tickets are $5 in advance and can be purchased here.