Filmmaker in Attendance Events

Tuesday, March 19

8:15pm
Opening Night Screening

Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Filmmaker in Attendance, Films in Competition, Historic Film, Narrative, Short Film

Filmmaker in Attendance

Short films in competition, featuring animation, documentary, narrative and experimental new works, including films by Mark Toscano, Jodie Mack, Kyle Armstrong, John Smith and the North American premiere of Da

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Wednesday, March 20

7:15pm
Films in Competition 1

Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Filmmaker in Attendance, Films in Competition, Short Film

Filmmaker in Attendance

Memorial Land, the most recent documentary by Bill Brown included with other experimental, documentary and animated films.

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Thursday, March 21

12:00pm
Juror Presentation: Laida Lertxundi

Filmmaker in Attendance, Short Film, Special Presentations

Filmmaker in Attendance

Laida Lertxundi, originally from Bilbao, is a filmmaker, programmer and lecturer living and working in California. Her films, made with non-professional actors, evoke intimate spaces both external and internal and

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

9:30pm
Suzan Pitt Retrospective Program 1

Animation, Filmmaker in Attendance, Historic Film, Short Film, Special Presentations

Filmmaker in Attendance

The first of two retrospective programs by celebrated animator Suzan Pitt, who has been creating some of the most beautiful, strange and fiercely original films for over four decades.  Pitt’s

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Friday, March 22

12:00pm
Juror Presentation: Kevin Jerome Everson

Filmmaker in Attendance, Short Film, Special Presentations

Filmmaker in Attendance

Kevin Jerome Everson's films combine scripted and documentary moments with rich elements of formalism. They focus on gestures or tasks caused by certain conditions in the lives of working class

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

9:30pm
Films by Pat O’Neill

Filmmaker in Attendance, Historic Film, Short Film, Special Presentations

Filmmaker in Attendance

One of the most acclaimed avant-garde filmmakers of our time, Pat O’Neill will be in attendance with several of his short films from the 1960s to the present. In O’Neill’s

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

9:45pm
Animated Films in Competition

Animation, Filmmaker in Attendance, Films in Competition, Short Film

Filmmaker in Attendance

Recent animated films and videos by Emily Hubley, Maureen Selwood, Maya Erdelyi, Meejin Hong, Shin Hashimoto and Kevin Eskew among others.

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Saturday, March 23

12:00pm
“The Central Park Five” & Discussion

Documentary, Feature Length, Filmmaker in Attendance, Panels & Discussions, Special Presentations

Filmmaker in Attendance

The Central Park Five, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, tells the story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who, in 1989, were arrested and

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

3:30pm
Films in Competition 6

Animation, Experimental, Filmmaker in Attendance, Films in Competition, Narrative, Short Film

Filmmaker in Attendance

Michael Robinson’s Circle in the Sand, set in the near future during a second American civil war, follows a band of exiled political prisoners and their supervising soldiers, living in

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

4:00pm
“Water and Power” by Pat O’Neill

Feature Length, Filmmaker in Attendance, Historic Film, Special Presentations

Filmmaker in Attendance

Pat O'Neill's first 35mm feature, Water and Power, is widely regarded as a masterpiece. By using a series of visually and aurally dense tableaux created with advanced motion control, optical

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)