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Open Projector Night 21

Open Projector Night 21
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Audience in UICA theater

7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
UICA Members: $4, Public: $8
Rated R —Children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. Films screening contain some adult material.

Open Projector Night turns 21!
We’re celebrating our 21st show with a cash bar featuring craft wine and beer, appetizers, and (of course) Michigan-made short films. Reserve your tickets today for this special one-night-only event.

Advance tickets available online until May 15, 2018. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the event until sold out.


Official Film Lineup

Philip Carrel - The Clay Path
Toby Kaufmann- Buhler, Kenojuak Ashevak - Assembler/Responder Music Video
Matthew Bouwense -  Major Murphy Step Out Music Video
Alisa Yang - Please Come Again
Darius Gardner - Por Si Te Vas (In Case You Go)
Matt Everitt - Swade, Visas Music Video
Tyler Rubenfeld - Innards
Joe Post - Poached
Mike Madigan - Emergency Alert
Joseph Victor and Ryan Russell Steele - One Shot
Carese Bartlett - Refill
Matthew von Dayton - The Collector


About Open Projector Night

Celebrate short films with the Open Projector Night series, a recurring cinematic event presenting the work of local, regional, and national filmmakers with a Michigan connection. Enjoy a diverse range of movies  from animated narratives and commercial work to experimental pieces. After the event, participate in a question and answer panel with the filmmakers and vote for your favorite short film. Winners will receive a number of awards, including special screenings of their work before UICA's feature films.


Submit Your Shorts

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Interested in submitting your own short film for consideration? Anyone is welcome to submit, with no restrictions on content, genre, or rating, and no fee to apply. Films are selected and curated into a seventy-minute program by a panel of UICA staff and volunteers.

Submission deadline: April 22nd, 2018
Notification date: May 4th, 2018


Open Projector Night is supported in part by the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office and The Ferris Foundation.

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Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or megan@uica.org at least 72 hours in advance.

Earlier Event: May 11
Final Portrait
Later Event: May 18
You Were Never Really Here