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Catalyst Radio: Open Projector provides chance for local filmmakers to showcase works

Original film creations can be submitted through Wed., Dec. 11.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Open Projector Night is Dec. 18 at UICA.

Open Projector Night is Dec. 18 at UICA. /Open Projector /UICA

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Open Projector is a project at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts focused on showcasing the work of local filmmakers. Organizers want to help create a community among those who make the creations and those who enjoy viewing independent works.

Open Projector Night is set for Dec. 18, and the selection panel is hoping to raise awareness among local filmmakers and is also seeking submissions from those who have not previously participated.

Local work is due to the selection panel by Dec. 11, with no fee charged to offer a film project to the curators. With each submission limited to a maximum of 20 minutes, the panel will choose a variety of films for the audience to view. The audience also has the opportunity to cast votes for favorites.

In studio is Katie Jones, a member of the Open Projector film selection panel, to explain how the event works. She talks about the hopes the volunteer-led organizers have for the local film community through the creative viewings.



Music in this episode of Catalyst Radio is the local band Lake Timber’s with the new release called Platypus. The song is “Faded.”

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