I love to go to the movies, but sometimes you're looking for something to watch that hits a little closer to home. Sometimes, Hollywood just doesn't understand how to write a story about life in West Michigan, but these filmmakers do.

If you're looking for plans this weekend, make sure you're ready to enjoy some creative storytelling this weekend in Grand Rapids.

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You'll want to join some of West Michigan's most creative for a unique gathering of independent, amateur, and freelance storytellers. They'll be capturing the raw, unfiltered human experience, without the Hollywood sheen.

And guess what? You stand a chance to walk away with some serious cash to kickstart your next masterpiece if you're a participant.

The festival starts with a fantastic free networking event Friday September 29th at the Muse from 6-9 p.m. This is your chance to rub shoulders with some of West Michigan's best filmmakers and creative minds. Plus, you can get insider tips from a panel of experts on how to get your work out there for the world to see.


On Saturday they'll be offering workshops on production and monster makeup and a chance to put your skills to the test in a 24-hour, from-scratch challenge. So, if you're up to the challenge, you could win a great prize.


Then Sunday the rest of us can enjoy the fruits of the labor of those participating by heading over to Studio Park, as well as enjoying all day screenings of other West Michigan based filmmakers.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to connect, learn, and potentially secure funding for your creative endeavors. Get more details by visiting their website.

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