The inaugural Lansing Fall Film Exhibition (LFFE) is set to launch from 8 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at Celebration Cinema in Lansing.
LFFE Founder and Director Autumn “Bri” Lloyd says this is the first 90 minute Michigan and Lansing-based film exhibition in the Capital region.
“We just came up with this idea because there’s so many filmmakers between here and Detroit and they’re trying to get their foot in the door, and it would be nice to showcase Michigan filmmakers,” she says.
The Capital region has other film fests that draw on local talent, but also include international talent.
So far, Lloyd’s nailed down an underwriter and received four entries that include an eight-minute science fiction short and an 18-minute comedy/drama. Each submission must be less than 20 minutes. Lloyd says she still needs about 40-50 minutes of film and is hoping to fill all 270 seats at Celebration Cinema by the time the festival opens.
“One of my friends said we need to make Lansing weird, that we need to make it more like Austin,” she says. “Austin has a huge film festival and this is just one step closer to making Lansing weird.”
Lloyd is working with local t-shirt printers and other local suppliers to keep the project as home grown as possible.
Source: Bri Lloyd, LFFE
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