Back to All Events

Open Projector Night Showcase

Open Projector Night Showcase
Sep 13 - Sep 26, 2019

09/13 | 3:00, 8:00 PM
09/14 | 3:00, 8:00 PM
09/15 | 3:00 PM
09/17 | 8:00 PM
09/19 | 8:00 PM
09/20 | 12:30, 5:30 PM
09/21 | 3:00 PM
09/24 | 5:30 PM
09/25 | 5:30 PM
09/26 | 5:30 PM

UICA Members: $5
Public: $10

*Pre-sale tickets are not available for films screening more than one date. Movie tickets can be purchased at the Guest Services desk beginning at 12 noon on the date of each screening.

Movie times are subject to change. Please verify showtimes the day of your visit. 

UICA’s Open Projector Night Showcase is a 98 minute program that offers audiences a variety of award winning short films including animation, fiction, and documentary works with a connection to the state of Michigan, in either content, location, or crew.

These shorts have all been awarded the “People’s Choice Award” through UICA’s Open Projector Night program.

For more information about Open Projector Night and how to submit please visit:


Wake Up!

Directed By: Brennan Huizinga
Genre: Comedy | Romance | Drama
Runtime: 3:00 min

An alarm clock is tasked with waking up a heartbroken young man and possibly winning her back again.

My Own Worst Enemy
Directed By: Eve Hinz
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 15:15 min

My Own Worst Enemy explores the seemingly life or death anxieties that can come from the littlest things and how frustrating it can be to overcome self-imposed rules and rituals.

Swade - Visas
Directed By: Matt Everitt
Genre: Music Video
Runtime: 3:53 min

A music video built around the idea of movement without progress.

Nail Polish & Pills
Directed By: Rachel Debloski
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 15:39 min

Seven teenage girls spend the afternoon in a psychiatric hospital activity room gossiping about one another

Some Angels Fight
Directed By: Mark Baas
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 4:30 min

Human trafficking is a multibillion dollar industry that doesn’t discriminate against gender, race or location. Leslie King was forced into prostitution at age 15 and remained trapped for 20 years. Overcoming impossible odds, she now goes back into the darkness to set others free.

You Too
Directed By: Daniel Schippers
Genre: Animation
Runtime: 4:48

Daniel and Steven are the best of friends. A day of fishing brings them closer yet.

Mino Bimaadizwin
Directed By: Shane McSauby
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 9:58

Mino Bimaadiziwin follows Jim, a trans Anishinaabe man, who has lost all connection to his Native culture until he has a chance meeting with a mysterious Anishinaabe woman, Bangishimogikwe.

Hill Climb
Directed By: Nick Nummerdor | Andrew J. Morgan
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 10:44 min

Hill Climb offers a candid look into the nearly 100 year tradition of the Mt. Garfield All Pro Motorcycle Hillclimb. The film is a snapshot of the riders, their bikes, and the enthusiasts that camp out on the shores of Lake Michigan for this exciting historic event.

Directed By: Carese Bartlett
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Runtime: 10:41 min

An elderly woman is forced to confront her anxiety when it appears as a stressed out, twenty year-old, ready to prove her worth.

Acid Rain
Directed By: Matt Charrouf
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 9:53 min

Benjamin, a housebound teen in the 90s, is locked away by his overprotective mother in the basement of their home. She fears the world is too dangerous for him and desires to keep him in a perpetual state of dependency. Longing for a sense of individuality, he begins to rebel in hopes of finally escaping to a better future beyond the walls of his mother's prison.

Private Slum
Directed By: Zachary Clark
Genre: Music Video
Runtime: 4:10 min

Rebirth and hot colors in this music video for Kalamazoo band The Go Rounds.

An Old Man’s Game
Directed By: Karl R. Koelling
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 8:14 min

An aging Christmas tree farmer struggles to maintain his crop while grappling with his own mortality and the value of his work. Directed by his son, Karl Koelling.

Total Runtime: 98 minutes

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

Earlier Event: September 6
The Mountain
Later Event: September 18
Open Projector Night