The Mosaic Film Experience
November 7th & 8th, 2014
Join us at Michigan’s Premier Emerging Filmmakers Event
The Mosaic Film Experience works to help tomorrow’s content creators navigate media culture and use storytelling in their everyday lives. This year, over 750 films were submitted from 46 different countries. Join us in celebrating these student’s achievements, meet inspiring West Michigan Filmmakers and sit back and enjoy a great weekend of entertainment.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three films from each category (three high school student films, three college student films). And new this year, The Rick Wilson Memorial Prize given to the best High School and College entry from West Michigan.
2014 Feature Film Trailers - Past Mosaic Film Experience Winners
November 8, 2014 at 8:30PM
Point and Shoot Official Trailer (2014) directed by Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry.
Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, POINT AND SHOOT follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and bought a motorcycle and a video camera & began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. While traveling, he struck up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution broke out in Libya, Matt joined his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other, Matt fought in (and filmed) the war until he was captured by Gaddafi forces and held in solitary confinement for six months.
Provocative Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson (Show Me Love, Together) returns with this raucous and ebullient tale of three pre-teen outcasts who form an all-girl punk band.
Mosaic Film Experience High School 1st Place Winner
Director: Kira Bursky - USA
Girly spends her last moments with her lover, Benny, with the hopes of him promising his love for her forever.
Faith of Art:
Mosaic Film Experience 2013 College 1st Place Winner
Director: Oligar da Paz - Netherlands
A Russian immigrant puts aside his past to passionately pursue his artistic dreams.
Escaping the Island:
Mosaic Film Experience 2013 High School 2nd Place Winner
Director: Malone Lumarda - USA
A young individual struggles with society's obsession with technology
Mosaic Film Experience College 2nd Place Winner
Director: Calvin Johnson - USA
Stanley and Rebecca engage in the most illegal of activities - love.
Destination Planet Negro:
Mosaic Film Experience 2013 - High School 3rd Place Award
Director: Jordan Wippell - Australia
The neo-noir story of a man seeking redemption for a violent crime.
Mosaic Film Experience 2013 College 3rd Place Winner
Director: Maria VanDyken - USA
Mary and Rachel deliver Thanksgiving meals to families in need.
The Festival Location
NOVEMBER 7th & 8th, 2014 AT WEALTHY THEATRE IN GRAND RAPIDS
Celebrate the students who have submitted their work in a 2-day film festival, hosted by Wealthy Theatre, in downtown Grand Rapids. This event showcases some of the most compelling, enjoyable, and moving work produced by these students, as well as critically acclaimed films that communicate diverse perspectives.
The Mosaic Film Experience helps connect young people with the world of digital media. Promoting the value of creativity in the ever changing digital age. Our mission is to empower today’s diversity of youth to speak out in their individual voices.
We offer a variety of partner levels. Every contribution makes a difference.
Spotlight - $1,000+ contribution
Website logo placement & Screen logo placement (1 film)
Red Carpet - $2,500+ contribution
Event signage, Website logo placement, & Screen logo placement (limited)
Premiere - $5,000+ contribution
Event signage, Stage mention, Website logo placement, & Screen logo placement (limited)
Academy - $10,000+ contribution
Event title sponsor, Event signage, Stage mention, Website logo placement, & Screen logo placement.
Sid and Sharin Jansma