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The Seventh Annual Frankfort Film Festival, October 22 – 25, features 17 international award-winning films during the peak of Northern Michigan’s spectacular fall color.
Directors Jeff Spitz & Jennifer Amdur Spitz from the film Food Patriots may be present for their film showing on Thursday, October 22 at 5pm. Food Patriots is a documentary feature- length film and a public campaign profiling the goal of getting everyone to improve their buying and eating habits by 10%, specifically, 10% more fresh fruits and veggies, 10% more organics and 10% more locally grown foods.
Directors Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli from the film Frame By Frame may also be present for their film’s showing on Saturday at 5pm. Frame by Frame follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.
In addition, four short films by students from the Motion Picture Arts program at Interlochen
Center for the Arts will be shown, one per day, preceding each daily feature film. Interlochen’s Motion Picture Arts program provides students with a progressive interdisciplinary education through writing, critical studies, and hands-on curriculum.
Passes for the four-day film festival are $85 for the entire weekend. Individual tickets for each showing are $10 and can be purchased one hour in advance of each showing. A Director Sponsor pass for one ($115) or two people ($200) will allow VIP passes for the weekend and access to the opening night party at the Garden Theater on Thursday, October 22.
A listing of the festival schedule is available online at frankfortgardentheater.com.
Attendees of the Frankfort Film Festival can vote for the John P. Vinkemulder Audience Award for “best film” during the event.
For more information, please email [email protected]
The Garden Theater, located at 301 Main Street in downtown Frankfort Michigan, was originally built in 1923 and renovated beginning in 2008. The Garden shows first-run, independent
and foreign films, and is home to the annual Frankfort Film Festival. The Garden Theater is available to rent for private and corporate gatherings, charity fundraisers, wedding receptions and other special events. Learn more by visiting frankfortgardentheater.com.