It's not Open Mic Night,
it's Open Projector Night.

Celebrate short films with the Open Projector Night series, a recurring event that presents the work of local, regional, and national filmmakers with a connection to Michigan, in either content, location, or crew. Enjoy a diverse range of screenings 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 receive a number of awards, including special screenings of their work before UICA's feature films. 

Upcoming OPN dates:
September 18th, 2019 - click for additional details
December 11th, 2019
March 18th, 2020
June 17th, 2020

UICA Open Projector Night

Open Projector Night is supported in part by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office

Meet the panel

Submit your shorts

The Panel: Nick Hartman, Spencer Everhart, Dale Jackson, Jackson Ezinga

The Panel: Nick Hartman, Spencer Everhart, Dale Jackson, Jackson Ezinga

Interested in submitting your own short film for consideration? Anyone is welcome to submit. Applying is free, and we welcome any genre, or rating, under 20 minutes in duration. Films are selected and curated into a seventy-minute program by a panel of UICA staff and volunteers.

Please consider that Open Projector Night is an ongoing film series; its intent is to showcase a diverse selection of films connected to Michigan and to establish a venue to highlight local filmmakers in Grand Rapids.

Submission deadline: Aug 12, 2019
Notification date: Aug 28, 2019