The Mosaic Film Experience
November 5th & 6th, 2015
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. Last 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.
MFE 2014 Award Winners
* To view our 2014 official selections please visit our news page here. *
2014 Feature Film Trailers - Past Mosaic Film Experience Winners
Directed by: Andy Fortenbacher
Produced By: Madeleine Shapiro
The chills of winter blow through a rural Midwestern community in 1944 and Sam Whitaker, a lonely 9-year-old, awaits her father’s return from the World War II front lines. One day, Sam has a chance run in with a disfigured older boy named Frank, who is known for his monstrous appearance as the town outcast. Despite the harsh criticism from her peers, Sam befriends Frank, and learns a lesson about true friendship while nurturing a rare breed of moths.
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.
Directed by: Sam Fleischner
Runtime: 102 minutes
A lovely and poignant snapshot of New York seen from the city's ever-churning subway system, this indie film captures the sensory overload and inevitable indifference of urban life through the eyes of a lost autistic boy. Director Sam Fleischner covers a lot of ground here with nods toward the city's ethnic and class divisions, but the film retains a graceful magnetism while drawing a portrait that is too often left in the margins.
The Festival Location
NOVEMBER 5th & 6th, 2015 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