The Made-in-Michigan Film Festival (MiMFF) celebrated and promoted independent films which are made in the state of Michigan. The rules of the festival included that all entries must have a significant connection to the state of Michigan, and it was suggested that a majority of the scenes were filmed within the State. Any films using Michigan residents as cast and crew had a major advantage.
Every year the festival runners tried their best to showcase as many films as possible, but they also strived towards enhancing the quality of cultural and economic life in the State of Michigan. The festival was also an opportunity to network and discover other fellow artists for your next creative endeavor, so it's a shame that it is no longer running.
Top prizes awarded at the festival included:
Best of Festival - The winner of this jury selected award will receive a $500 cash prize and a trophy.
Audience Choice Award - The audience will be asked to rate each film on a scale of 1 to 5. The film with the highest average rating will win a $200 cash prize and a trophy.
It was a great film festival and we hope to see it return one day!
Made-in-Michigan Film Festival (MiMFF) isn't the only festival that has stopped running. Latin American Film Festival, John Paul II, It Came From Lake Michigan, HBO Comedy Festival, Hazel Wolf, Filmstock, DocMiami, Daytona Beach Festival, Dark Carnival, CineVegas, Cardiff, Black Earth Film Festival, Big MINI, Angelus, Amelia Island, Optronica, Temecula, Big River, and Muskegon have all ended their festivals.