2016 East Lansing Film FestivalWhat the Elff? 19th Annual East Lansing Film Festival Great Films, Good Times

7/11 Film Competition: Eleven days to make a 7 minutes film.

Competition dates: 9.29.16–10.9.16
Registration deadline: 9.22.16
Price: $70.00

Winning Prizes:
1st Place: $400.00
2nd Place: $200.00
3rd Place: $100.00

Competition dates: 9.29.16–10.9.16
Each team will be emailed the elements for the competition at 6:00pm on 9.29.16.

All Films must be submitted by 7:00pm on 10.9.16. You must email the link to your video to kjm.lmfcdirector.elff@gmail.com We recommended you upload you video to one of the following. YouTube.com, Vimeo.com, or dropbox.com.

Registration deadline: 9.22.16 All teams Must be registered by 11:59pm 9.22.16. To register a team, pay via the PayPal button below and fill out the form below.

The showing for the films will beat 6:30pm on 10.24.16. The winners will be announced after the showing.

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Road, EL
Wednesday, June 22 

The City of East Lansing
The East Lansing Film Festival
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 Please join us for a “pottery full” of activities in the beautiful lobby of the Albert A. White Theater. At 4:30pm, budding ceramicists can paint ready-made pottery that they can take home and others can  browse and purchase beautiful original pottery on display produced and donated by our local artists. At 7pm, you canwatch the highly-acclaimed Brazilian film, THE SECOND MOTHER. After the film, the pottery will still be available for purchase in the lobby.

All the proceeds go towards the construction of the new Ceramics Studio being built on the second floor of the Hannah Community Center.

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Beginning at 4:30pm, come paint a pre-made pot in the lobby of the Hannah Community Center theater. Open for all ages! All materials are provided including cover-ups for those messy artists!
Cost: $10 and you can take home your masterpiece.
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Come browse and purchase an eclectic assortment of pottery pieces donated and produced by local artists. The pieces will be on display from 4:30pm on in the lobby and available for purchase after the film. Art from the Friends of the Library will also be on sale.
Credit cards accepted.
(Que Horas Ela Volta?)

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Directed by Anna Muylaert

Rated R  112 minutes    In Portuguese with English subtitles

When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. All the elements of the story fit impeccably together for a humorous and occasionally wrenching examination of relationships. Winner, Special Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival.

This is THE sleeper, crowd-pleasing film of 2015. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday, June 22
Hannah Community Center

819 Abbot Road, EL

Film Tickets – $10, $8 for seniors(65+) and $5 for students with IDs.
Tickets go on sale at 6pm.
Watch the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5WzbcjBQtE

ROTTEN TOMATOES TOMATOMETER: 96% – critics    92% – audience
(one of the highest ratings for Rotten Tomatoes)


   If you are unable to attend this fun event but would still like to support our efforts to build a new Ceramics Studio and make East Lansing a true City of the Arts,please donate by clicking on the PayPal button or by sending a check to:

Ceramics Fundraiser
City of East Lansing
410 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823                                 undefined

Visit the East Lansing Ceramic Arts at:
For more information, please contact Susan at 980-5802


Sunday, June 26
Studio C!
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Directed by Christopher E. Grimes

86 minutes

This eye-opening documentary examines the efforts in the United States to tighten regulations on commercial dog kennels, known as ‘puppy mills,’ where animals are kept without adequate regard for their welfare. You will be amazed at who finances and perpetrates these cruel businesses that take advantage of their defenseless, living “product”.

Director Chris Grimes, an Okemos native, returns home to share his important film. He will be attending the film screening to discuss the film with the audience.

This movie is finally going to expose the truth about where your puppies are coming from. Many are unaware of the percentage of dogs purchased through puppy stores and online are actually coming from these horrendous places with horrible living conditions. Christopher E. Grimes did an outstanding job conveying the truths behind puppy mills.”

John and Paige Elway 


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John and Paige Elway with Director Grimes

Sunday, June 26
Studio C!
1999 Central Park Drive, Okemos
Tickets: $8, $7 for college students
Watch the trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1M7dJQg8F8To purchase tickets ahead of time, go to studioctheatre.com
and enter June 26 in the “date box”.


The East Lansing Film Festival