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Why we need a Feminist Film Festival

by (lydiavanhoven)

Submitted 09-08-2015 under OPINION

In the top 100 highest grossing films of 2014, women represented a total of 30% of all speaking characters, often as a wife or mother. When we break down the numbers by race and gender, the statistics are even more bleak. Out of that small 30%, only...

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LUNAFEST brings films by, for, about women to Grand Rapids

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 04-17-2015 under OPINION

As the fundraising film festival LUNAFEST celebrates its 14th year, it will be making its debut in Grand Rapids for the first time next week.  Dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and...

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Fashion forward: Grand Rapids Film Festival to showcase student work

by (Meg Jewell)

Submitted 03-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Film Festival (GRFF) is excited to host the first ever Fashion for Film Showcase on Thursday April 10, 7–9 pm at downtown Grand Rapids venue, the Pyramid Scheme. Bernadine Vida, world renowned costume and fashion designer, has...

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Film festival submissions coordinator encourages community, diversity

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 03-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This story is the second installment of a series on the Grand Rapids film scene and Grand Rapids Film Festival. To read the first installment, a profile of Storytelling Pictures production coordinator Frankie Bailey, click here. “Film is such...

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Con Artist Crew brings activism, visionaries to art scene

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

Vivid black and white painted walls greet me as I enter the Con Artist Crew gallery space one afternoon. Despite the distraction of noisy traffic outside and the loud, color-rich art that adorn the walls, the soft-spoken voices of Magdalene Law and...

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Calvin Students win award at Chicago Film Festival

by (nak6)

Submitted 11-28-2012 under NEWS

  "A Royal Pain" proved to be the opposite of its title when a Calvin student group took home an award at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival November 4. A collaboration between media production, music and art majors, "A Royal...

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La Soga screens at Third annual Latin American Film Fest

by (Ryan Mac)

Submitted 04-09-2012 under OPINION

Where can you find two hundred people riveted to their seats with wide eyes glued to the screen? Non native Spanish speakers who are fluent? This group had gathered to see the first film from the Dominican Republic shown at the acclaimed Toronto...

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They aren't always shadows

by (Mark A France)

Submitted 02-03-2012 under OPINION

For the past seven years, the Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival has showcased numerous award winning feature length and short films at the Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids, humbly boasting over the talented filmmakers who frequently submit their works...

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