Film Festival rolls out Red Carpet – Nov. 4-7

Ferndale Film Festival rolls out red carpet for Independent Filmmakers:

Four days of films from Michigan and around the world, Nov 4-7, 2010

DETROIT, October 21, 2010 – The Ferndale Film Festival is rolling out the red carpet for filmmakers in its second year, celebrating independent film with screenings of a catalog of films including features, shorts, and documentaries from Australia, England, Germany, Canada, and the United States at diverse locations all over Ferndale. Thursday, November 4th marks opening night at the Magic Bag Theatre and the awards ceremony and final screening rounds up the weekend on Sunday November 7th.

F3 attracted thousands of moviegoers and raised over $2,500 for local charities in 2009 through ticket sales at the inaugural event.

Three Michigan Filmmakers are showcased on November 4th, opening night, at the Magic Bag Theater. “Bullies on Vacation” begins the night, a short film written by Brian Vander Ark of the “Verve Pipe”, directed by Devon Gummersall of “My So-Called Life” and starring Vander Ark and Mark Kelly of AMC’s “Mad Men”. “Bullies on Vacation” is the story of a man on vacation with his family who discovers that his childhood taunter is vacationing with his family at the very same resort. A simple ‘sucker punch’ is anything but, and lessons learned are few and far between. “Handlebar” a Feature film directed by Michael McCallum the story of Dwayne and Benny, Two low-level thieves, who are hired by a mobster to kidnap a rival’s daughter. Instead, they make the biggest mistake possible, grabbing the boss’s daughter. They struggle to save their own skins while hiding from the mobster and his hired hitman. “4 Pictures” directed by Mike Madigan is a short film about Kaitlin (Dawn Bartley), living and documenting a simple day to day routine. Trying to avoid ‘change’ whenever possible, an unexpected revelation causes her to rethink her closest relationships.

Free and Paid Screenings continue over the weekend at locations all over Ferndale, with free screening locations including the Ferndale Public Library, M-1 Studios, The Loving Touch and the new free “Film Festival on Demand” Screening at Treat Dreams Bake-house and Micro-creamery. “Film Festival on Demand” is a selection of two 20 minute programs that can be played for patrons at anytime over the weekend.

The festival also marks the beginning of the “Micro Mini” contest, the micro mini is a contest to create a 300 second film meeting the criteria announced at the end of the awards ceremony and create a movie in 90 days. Micro Minis will be judged and screened at a future Ferndale Film Festival Event.Mother fletchers

Said Board President and former Mayor of Royal Oak, Bill Urich, “In our infant year we screened nearly 60 films, conducted workshops to educate on film and film production, and staged family friendly events. In terms of the economy, we are in strong support of the film incentive, and the F3 last year doubled the traffic for Ferndale merchants, so it’s a great, productive and fun event for every one involved.”

Dean Bach, of the F3 Board of Directors, stated “I see F3 as a centralized location for independent filmmakers to showcase their work in an emerging Michigan film industry”, as the owner of Dino’s in Ferndale continued, “We surpassed our expectations last year and this year the stars are the limit.”

The complete listing of films and Tickets are available at Ferndalefilmfestival.org. Opening Night tickets are available at $10.  Ticket prices are $5 per screening. Come celebrate the art of filmmaking with the Ferndale Film Festival, November 4-7th in Fashionable Ferndale. For more information on all this, visit Ferndalefilmfestival.org.

SCHEDULE:

Movies Location Time Date Alberta, Detroit Blumz 7:00
Friday, Nov 5 Butterfly Kisses Blumz 7:00
Friday, Nov 5 In The Life Blumz 7:00
Friday, Nov 5 Dog Gone Blumz 7:00
Friday, Nov 5 WINTER ROSE Blumz 7:00
Friday, Nov 5 Coming Home Blumz 7:00
Friday, Nov 5 Purchase Tickets for Blumz

Mozambique Ferndale Public Library 3:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Broken Ferndale Public Library 3:30
Saturday, Nov 6 True Gunner Ferndale Public Library 3:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Free Screening Tickets for FPL 3:30
Suburban Nation Ferndale Public Library 12:30
Saturday, Nov 6 The Dino Beat-Up Ferndale Public Library 12:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Waiting Ferndale Public Library 12:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Plight of the Earth Fairy Ferndale Public Library 12:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Cesar’s World Ferndale Public Library 12:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Carlos Rules The World Ferndale Public Library 12:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Free Screening Tickets for FPL 12:30
Tis of Michigan We Sing Go Comedy 2:00
Sunday, Nov 7th Purchase Tickets for Tis of
The Spirit of Isabel Go Comedy 4:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Qing Lou No Go Comedy 4:30
Saturday, Nov 6 The Tank Go Comedy 4:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Pink Slip Go Comedy 4:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Bare Witness Go Comedy 4:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Purchase Tickets for Go Comedy Saturday Screening
Red Princess Blues The Loving Touch 7:00
Monday, Nov 1 Denmark The Loving Touch 7:00
Monday, Nov 1 Run Granny Run! The Loving Touch 7:00
Monday, Nov 1 Free Screening
Train+ing M-1 Studios 6:00
Friday, Nov 5 Making Your Mark M-1 Studios 6:00
Friday, Nov 5 Free Screening
Bullies On Vacation The Magic Bag 7:00
Thursday, Nov 4 Handlebar The Magic Bag 7:00
Thursday, Nov 4 4 Pictures The Magic Bag 7:00
Thursday, Nov 4 Opening Night Tickets
The Drummond Will Rosie O’Gradys 1:30
Friday, Nov 5 Purchase Tickets
Publicly Defended Rosie O’Gradys 1:30
Saturday, Nov 6 The Saxophone Player Rosie O’Gradys 1:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Room D21 Rosie O’Gradys 1:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Skater’s Edge Rosie O’Gradys 1:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Grandfather Rosie O’Gradys 1:30
Saturday, Nov 6 Purchase Tickets for Rosie O’Gradys Sat 1:30
Denmark Treat Dreams Film Festival on Demand Surviving Hunger Treat Dreams Film Festival on Demand Kidnap Treat Dreams Film Festival on Demand Cockles and Mussels Treat Dreams Film Festival on Demand Film Festival on Demand Free Screening

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