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Our Mission: To promote a thriving film and video production community in West Michigan. Starmap

Welcome to the West Michigan Film Video Alliance!

  • Congratulations to Winners of the 2015 Eclipse Awards!

    BEST WRITING IN PRODUCED CONTENT

    KEITH OPPENHEIM & VANDANA PEDNEKARMAGAL - FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY

    ALEX BOLEN - SLEEPING BEAR DUNES

    BEST EDITING

    PHILIP CARREL - DYRAFJORDUR

    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS (CGI AND MAKEUP)

    JIM SCHAUB - MAKE SUMMER MATTER

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORING

    OVERDRIVE BLUEGRASS BAND - OVERDRIVE REUNION SHOW

    BEST ANIMATION

    ANIMATION WORKSHOP GROUP - ANIMATION WORKSHOP GROUP

    BEST SOUND DESIGN

    MICHAEL DOLLAR - GOD IS GOOD: BUNNY DEBARGE

    BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE LENGTH

    MICHAEL MCCALLUM - BUFFALO

    BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

    JARROD FLOOD - THROUGH THE DUST

    BEST LOCAL REGIONAL SEGMENTS AND PROMOTIONAL PIECES

    BRAD YARHOUSE - GR FILM FEST ANIMATED TV COMMERCIAL

    BEST ONLINE PROGRAMS, SEGMENTS AND PROMOTIONAL PIECES

    JACOB SCHMIEDICKE - DIVINE ASSISTANCE

    BEST DIRECTION

    MARIE ULLRICH - THE ALLEY CAT

    BEST DOCUMENTARY

    THOM BELL - HISTORY OR HOAX

    BEST ANIMATION

    DEANNA MORSE, GRETCHEN VINNEDGE, SUZANNE ZACK, LYNN MCKEOWN, MAGGIE ANNERINO ANIMATION WORKSHOP GROUP

    BEST CINEMA TRAILER

    JOE FAULTERSACK LOVE IS BLIND

    BEST LOCAL TV AND CABLE

    TERESA THOME, PATRICK ZIEGLER, FRED STELLA HOLIDAY MEMORIES OF GRAND RAPIDS

    BEST ACTING

    RALPH LISTER THE DOOR

  • West Michigan Production Directory

    Looking for West Michigan talent and crew? 

    Find them here on the only regional production directory listing hundreds of crew and related services in West Michigan. Find veteran professionals with impressive resumes or newcomers who want entry-level experience. Easy to use, excel printouts available by category to make your crew calls and tracking a snap.

    Our website database simplifies your Search for Talent and Resources in Michigan Area Productions (STARMAP). Try it! You'll LOVE it!

  • The WMFVA Wants You!

    Become a WMFVA Member!

    Now is a great time to join the WMFVA! 

    If you join now your membership will be good until the end of 2015!

    Check out our great membership levels;

    Individual Membership $40

    Corporate Membership $100

    Student Membership $20

    Want more information on what you get at each level? Click here to learn more and join, http://wmfva.org/join_or_renew.php

  • Our Mission...

    The mission of the West Michigan Film Video Alliance is to promote a thriving film and video production community in West Michigan.

    Our members are dedicated to the art and business of filmmaking, commercial, and corporate production.

    The WMFVA has a rich history of working across the community to provide educational programs, resources, networking, and support to filmmakers and producers since we launched in 2005. At the same time we work with regional, state, and national business, educators, and policy makers to support filmmaking and production as vital to Michigans 21st century economic diversity and growth.

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Coming Up

Open Projector Night SHOWCASE at UICA

Friday, August 7, 2015
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The WMFVA proudly hosts the Open Projector Night SHOWCASE at the UICA Theater. Films square off in a competition to choose the winner among those that have received the highest praise from audience members attending earlier Open Projector Nights. Join us for refreshments and prizewinners. 

Founders' Day Picnic

Friday, September 25, 2015

The annual WMFVA community picnic takes on special meaning this year when we honor our original founders and invite back all former members of the WMFVA Board of Directors. Join us for special fun, games, food, and surprises. Location TBA.

See our complete calendar of events.

Thank You Dirk Eichhorst, Mark Winzer and the WMFVA! The screenwriters workshop session held last night was immeasurable in value. The level of creativity, expertise, experience and generosity presented by these talented men is vital to the success of emerging producers and screenwriters. I am inspired to reevaluate my goals and approach as a filmmaker.

—Noemi Morales