GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - If you're a movie lover, make sure to mark next week off on your calendar. The Grand Rapids Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday and this year's festival is bringing amazing works of cinematography to several different locations across downtown.
These venues will be used to screen films, hold panels, conduct workshops and bring together the West Michigan film industry through networking and celebration.
The festivities begin on Wednesday, May 15 with an invitation only kick-off party. Then starting Thursday, May 16, film screenings will be taking place at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art and at Grand Valley State University's downtown campus. There is expected to be over 50 hours of screening time taking place over just four days.
The festival will feature classes and hands-on workshops held at Ferris State University's Kendall College of Art and Design's newly renovated historic Federal Building and Compass College of Cinematic Arts. These workshops will take place throughout the weekend starting May 15.
On May 17, Grand Rapids Community College will host a Producer's Brunch at 11 a.m. at the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center. That evening, a free outdoor screening of the film "Bicycle Dreams" will take place at Rosa Parks Circle. "Bicycle Dreams" was named the Best Feature Documentary at the 2009 Grand Rapids Film Festival and played at eleven other international film festivals.
Grand Rapids Film Festival
Wednesday, May 15 through Sunday, May 19
Get a complete list of venues and films online at www.grfilmfestival.com
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