A Celebration of Art in Cinema–Mini Film Festival at Inspiration Studios
A total of twenty-three films and two industry panels will be featured.
A Celebration of Art in Cinema is a 2-day mini-film festival being offered at Inspiration Studios in West Allis on September 27 and September 28. Screenings begin at 1:30PM each day and conclude by 11:30PM.
According to organizing and producer of the event, Cindy Mich (writer, fimmaker, radio personality), “This mini-film festival was designed to do three things. First, it aims to share the wonderful works put together by local filmmakers and filmmakers from all across the country. Second, we hope to bring together, writers, directors and technical types to network in the hopes of helping to create more colorful cinematic productions. Last, this event is intended to enrich the greater Milwaukee community by offering more music and movies on a yearly basis.”
A total of twenty-three films and two industry panels will be featured. Films include a variety of genres: horror, drama, comedy and sci-fi, and hope to attract audiences of all ages, incluing youth. Two directors will be on hand to conduct a Q and A session and there will be two industry panels to help potential filmmakers address concerns about getting involved in this creative process.
According to Mich, “Industry Panels will discuss, for directors, the ups and downs of directing independent films; for producers, the challenges of funding films; and for writers, how the magic made on paper becomes an on-screen sensation. These panels are meant to provide information and support for future filmmakers.”
Local filmmakers and directors who may wish to participate in the industry panels are asked to contact Cindy Mich directly for more specifics via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Celebration of Art in Cinema will also have representation on hand from non-profit organizations that help domestic abuse victims and offer drug addiction support, as two films deal with both subjects.
Wednesday, September 27
1:30-2:50 – Screening of Enchantments
3:00-3:10 – Welcome by Founder
3:10-4:50 – Sci Fi Block: Screening of Runaway, Occupants
5:00-7:00 – Writer/Director Industry Panels
7:00 -8:00 – Comedy Shorts Block: Screenings of High Heels, Sandals and Bare Feet, Legit, Ties that Bind
8:15 -9:05 – Dramatic Shorts Block: Screenings of Tit for Tat, Lou, The Waiting Room, I Know You, Follow Your Dreams
9:15 – 11:30 – Screening of Frogmarch, Panel
Thursday, September 28
1:30-3:00 – Dramatic Shorts II Block: Screenings of We Remember, Hip Priest, Skin of the Night, Halfway House
3:10 – 5:00 – Screening of Right to Live, Panel
5:10-7:45 – Horror Block: Screenings of Krueger, Talk of the Dead, Lonely Holidays, Psycho Magnet, Director Q and A
8:00 – 10:00 – Screening of Darcy, Director Q and A
Mich added, “I am also very pleased to announce that I am offering the premiere screening of the movie, ‘Man In the Red Bandana.’ This film chronicles the life story of a 24 year old man who worked in the WTC South Tower, and lost his life on 911 while saving the lives of many others.”
Admission for each screening block is $5. Each panel event is $5. Each one-day pass is $15. Advanced tickets may be purchased directly via the event website below or at Inspiration Studios, 1500 S. 73rd Street, on the days of the festival.
More details about each film block, the feature films, panels, and the Q&A sessions are available at https://cin4251.wixsite.com/celebrateartincinema and at www.inspirationstudiosgallery.com or by calling (414) 587-3474.
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