Features & Docs A-Z

2021 Documentaries


The Waterbird Counter Directed by Rusty Malkemes/ 7 minutes Tim Baerwald collects data to establish patterns of waterbirds. We get a glimpse of the effort it takes to collect data during the fall waterbird migration in southwest Michigan. Last Slice Directed by Ankur Singh, Cai Thomas/11 minutes Three families across Chicago are forced to close… View Article

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Friday, February 25, 1:00 pm, East Lansing Hannah Community Center Theater A

2021 Short Films B


Bequeathed Directed by Michael McCallum/8 minutes A man is given a package that his recently deceased Father wanted him to have. Flight Directed by Natalie Peracchio/5 minutes A daughter comes to grips with her elderly mother’s declining mental state. Good Boy Directed by Sarah Wierda/13 minutes After a traumatizing day, a quiet teen is ambivalent… View Article

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Saturday, February 26, 5:00 pm, East Lansing Hannah Community Center Theater A

2021 Shorts Program


The Watery Grave Directed by Michael Amerson Jr./ 8 minutes A young man dealing with grief, experiences death and resurrection at his local church. Neutrals Directed by Jacob Horne/ 14 minutes Two friends, Chris and Dan, accidentally kill the wrong person and find their night spiraling out of control while being pursued by the vicious… View Article

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Friday, February 25, 7:00 pm, East Lansing Hannah Community Center Theater A

2021 Student Films


What Tiger Wishes Directed by Chris T.W. Anderson/ 22 minutes A little girl draws images of an idealized reality to escape her troubled childhood and broken family. As an adult, she must face her absentee father after her mother’s death in the hopes of resolving the psychological problems he’s caused; ones which threaten to hurt… View Article

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Friday, February 25, 3:00 pm, East Lansing Hannah Community Center Theater A

2022 Short Documentaries


My Child’s K-5 School Journey in Detroit: Voices from the Best Classroom Project Directed by Dara Hill, Anthony Whittaker, Josh Bellers/ 7 minutes This documentary short details the experiences of four families whose participation in a social network in Detroit informed their school-choice decisions. The parents joined forces in 2013 to collectively research Detroit schools… View Article

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Saturday, February 26, 1:00 pm, East Lansing Hannah Community Center Theater A

2022 Short Films A


The Pewter Bros. Directed by Michael McCallum/11 minutes Two brothers are in search of a missing treasure if they can tolerate being around each other long enough to find it. In Between Lands Directed by Laura Griffin/16 minutes Laura Griffin is a Korean adoptee who was raised in a small town in Midwest America. While… View Article

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Friday, February 25, 5:00 pm, East Lansing Hannah Community Center Theater A

2022 Student Films


Being Alive Directed by Dalin Nelson/ 14 minutes After completing her mother’s birthday present, Jade discovers a heartbreaking secret that will change her family forever. Feeling confused and isolated, Jade must decide if her mom is deserving of the gift. ECHOES Directed by Caleb Joye/11 minutes Connecting the inequalities of the past to the issues… View Article

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Saturday, February 26, 3:00 pm, East Lansing Hannah Community Center Theater A

A New Normal

Directed By Nick Kuiper | 60 Minutes
As the world grapples with a deadly pandemic, Ferris State University must apply an “all hands on deck” approach to keep the campus open and students learning.

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Sunday, February 27, 1:30 pm, Studio C

Operation Wolf Patrol

Directed By Joe Brown | 86 minutes
This feature-length documentary profiles eco-activist, Rod Coronado, and his attempt to end wolf hunting in the United States. Over the course of three years, we watch Rod work to redefine his activism in an era– post 9/11, where some have called him an “eco-terrorist.” The film comes to a climax when Coronado’s “Wolf Patrol” is… View Article

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Saturday, February 26, 7:00 pm, East Lansing Hannah Community Center Theater A

Small Town Wisconsin

Directed By Niels Mueller | 105 Minutes
Wayne Stobierski is the most fun-loving, hardest-living party animal in Rhinelander, Wisconsin (population 7,798). Just ask his favorite wingman, Tyler, who’s seen it all, lived it all, loved it all. Only problem? Tyler is Wayne’s nine-year-old son. Wayne wants to take Tyler to Milwaukee before he loses custody of him. The trip spins comically out… View Article

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Thursday, February 24, 6:30 pm, Studio C

The Big Ugly

Directed By Scott Wiper | 103 Minutes
Anglo-American relations go bad when London mob bosses invest in a West Virginia oil deal in hopes of laundering dirty money. Starring Ron Perlman

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Sunday, February 27, 3:30 pm, Studio C