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Snapshots from the 48th Michigan Student Film Festival

Thanks to Marco of MPI of Michigan who shared these photos with us!  More to come!

On April 23, 2016, the 48th Michigan Student Film Festival drew both record entries (over 400) and record crowds for both K-8 and 9-12 screenings of Best of Show films.

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The generous DIA's Detroit Film Theatre was once again host to the fabulous event, created through the long hours of our volunteer board.

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From left:  Kevin Walsh, Chris Weagel, Mike Conrad, Kathy Vander, John Prusak, Kurt Mayry, Jason Roche, Annette Frank, Art McDonald, Ted Houser, Brian Stackpoole, Dave Davies (emcee), Jennifer Leonard and Jennifer Williamson.

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This year celebrated the incredible impact of John Prusak, DAFT board member of 46 years.  Griffin Olis of Troy Athens received the first

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Checking in and picking up trophies.

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Brandon Eeles of the Ford Career Tech Center (Wayne-Westland) autographs award-winning poster design--with DAFT president Kevin Walsh.

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Best of Show alumnus Adam Cooper, film student at Chicago's Columbia College, attended the screening--with DAFT board member and MPI CFO Kurt Mayry.

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Emcee Dave Davies returned for a terrific fourth year!

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The Motion Picture Institute once again funded a wonderful after-glow with Buddy's Pizza for all honorees.

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Record attendance for the first screening!

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Special lanyards based on Brandon Eeles design created for all Best of Show senior-level recipients.

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Key sponsors for this year's festival.

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Kevin Walsh poses with festival t-shirts, generously donated by Buddy's Pizza.

 

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