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400 Grand Rapids Public School district students will experience a unique film screening at ArtPrize On Screen, a collaboration between ArtPrize, Celebration! Cinema and The Mosaic Film Experience.  Following a screening of the 2015 film The Fits, students will engage in a discussion with representatives from The Mosaic Film Experience about the filmmaking process, career opportunities in the digital media arena and Mosaic Mobile – a mobile short film contest open to all West Michigan high school and college students.  This ArtPrize On Screen event is part of ArtPrize Education Days.


What:              Film screening and discussion to provide a platform for students to learn about creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills as well as digital media career opportunities.


Who:               - Skot Welch, founder Mosaic Film Experience

                        - Christian Gaines, executive director of ArtPrize

                        - School administrators and students will also be available for interviews


Where:           Ladies Literary Club (next to the ArtPrize HUB/HQ)

61 Sheldon Blvd SE

Grand Rapids 49503


When:             Friday, September 23

                        10:30 to 11 a.m. – Students arrive

11 to 11:10 a.m.  – Introductions

                        11:10  a.m. to 12:25 p.m. – Screening of The Fits

                        12:25 to 12:50 p.m. – Discussion

                        12:50 p.m. – Students depart


About The Fits

While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits. IMDB: The Fits


About Mosaic Film Experience

Founded in 2011, The Mosaic Film Experience (MFE) is a 501(c)(3) organization that brings the power of digital experiences and content creation to youth.  MFE programing provides students with access to passionate digital media professionals, media literacy resources and opportunities to tell their own unique stories.  For more information about MFE, visit

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