The Michigan Film & Digital Media Office
(formerly known as the Michigan Film Office).
The name change is part of a recent rebranding of the organization that includes a new approach to promoting film and digital media production throughout the state. According to Jenell Leonard, Commissioner of the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, “The new name reflects substantive changes to our vision, and is one of many steps in branding Michigan as a preeminent place for filmmakers, digital media artists and producers along with building a home for the range of talent in the state’s creative industries.”
Sponsorship of YPSI 24 is a part of the broader mission of the MFDMO that includes opportunities to promote filmmakers and digital media artists throughout Michigan. Since the primary purpose of YPSI 24 is to support independent filmmakers in Michigan through the YPSI 24-Hour Film Shootout, our event fits into the new strategic plan of the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office. YPSI 24 is honored to be selected for this sponsorship and is pleased that the State of Michigan department charged with promoting the film industry in our state recognizes our event based in Ypsilanti.
Ms. Leonard of the MFDMO states: "Creativity is central to Michigan's cultural heritage and key to our economic future. Clearly, innovation is a driving force in our state's emergence in the digital media and high-tech industries. In the spirit of collaboration, we are proud to support YPSI 24-Hour Film Shootout, a competition that celebrates creativity and the power of possibilities."
We are happy to announce the judges for the 2015 YPSI 24-Hour Shootout!
This year we have a great panel of judges! We are really excited to welcome Jen Proctor, Beth Kane, and David Camlin to the fourth shootout. They will be responsible for watching all the films and awarding prizes. Films will evaluated based on their originality, artistic vision, technical quality and how compelling a film is overall. Judges will be on a on the lookout for creative use of the provided ingredients required in all films as part of the Shootout Rules.
Jennifer Proctor is a filmmaker and media artist whose award-winning experimental film, video, and interactive works have screened internationally. Her creative and scholarly work explores ghosts, mashup, and issues of gender representation in cinema. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Screen Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In her spare time, she studies abnormal feline behavior
Beth Harrison Kane
Beth Kane is an Emmy-award-winning producer and has a Master's Degree in film and video from the University of Michigan. After working for several years as a broadcast producer at Young & Rubicam-Detroit and Chiat/Day-San Franciso, Beth was Executive Producer for San Francisco Production Group -- a production, post-production, 3D animation and effects company. Returning to Michigan, she is pleased to be an adjunct faculty member in the Communication Department at WCC, and teaches scriptwriting, broadcast arts and communication classes. She is looking forward to judging the YPSI 24-hour film competition again this year.
Growing up along the southern coast of Maine, David Camlin always knew he wanted to be involved, somehow, in making movies. That interest led him to Portland (the original, not Oregon) where he enjoyed the tight knit and creative community of artists, musicians and filmmakers. He spent his time producing and editing documentary movies and television series that were screened in local theaters and aired on Maine and New Hampshire’s public broadcasting networks. In addition to his independent work, he was contracted to produce and edit content for clients that included museums and art galleries, music producers and various broadcast networks. Since moving to Michigan in 2012, David has continued to develop and produce content connected to Maine while freelancing as a video editor and producer for Southeast Michigan film and video production companies.
Hyperion Coffee Co. in Ypsilanti, Michigan will host the 2015 YPSI 24-Hour Film Shootout kick off and submissions. On Saturday Oct. 3, registered filmmakers will sign in no later than 10am (the official start time) at Hyperion Coffee Co. at 306 N. River St., Unit D in the Depot Town section of Ypsilanti. Filmmakers will return to this site to turn in their completed projects the following morning, Sunday Oct. 4 by 10am. Participating filmmakers can look forward to cup of good Hyperion coffee to get them on their way to a day of fulfilling filmmaking!
YPSI 24 welcomes Hyperion Coffee Co. to our community partners group and their participation in the 2015 YPSI 24. Hyperion Coffee Co. is a coffee roasting company that serves wholesale and retail customers. Click the link for more information on Hyperion Coffee Co.
Hyperion Coffee is located at 306 N River St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
HERE’S A LOOK BACK TO THE 2013 YPSI 24 HOUR FILM SHOOTOUT!
Films were screened at the EMU College of Business auditorium and filmmakers and friends later congregated at the Afterglow held at The Tap Room in downtown Ypsilanti.
View more photos from the shootout, as well as behind the scenes stills from YPSI 24 films over at Mlive!
And now…the winners!
First ever Ypsi24 TIE!
The 2012 YPSI 24 kicked off on October 5 when filmmakers checked in to get their list of elements to be included in their projects. 24 hours later, fourteen teams delivered a completed movie
On Sunday, October 7, the programs were screened at a standing-room crowd at the Riverside Arts Center in downtown Ypsilanti. Following the screenings, the audience moved on to the Mix Marketplace to learn who the judges voted as the best of the best and the winner of the Audience Award.
In addition to cash prizes, the 1st Place and Audience Award received the impressive IPSY Trophy! The 2012 winners were:
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The Best of the Best will be rewarded with cash prizes, unlimited notoriety, and the 1st Place and Audience Award winners receive the latest and greatest filmmaking trophy around…The IPSY!
YPSI24 trophy design by Jake Grimes | JDG Creations, Ypsilanti MI