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Independent Films

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Originally planned to premiere last April, the "Independent Film Festival Ypsilanti," otherwise known as iFFY, is now scheduled to take place August 20-22.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with one of the festival's creators, filmmaker Martin Thoburn, and festival curator Hafsah Mijinyawa about the film festival also organized by Donald Harrison, now happening in person and online due to COVID-19.


Making a movie is challenging enough, but shooting and editing a film in just 24 hours?  That's the challenge facing about 30 film teams entered in the 2014 Ypsi 24 Hour Film Shootout, which begins Friday night.

Event founder and director Mark Ducker says films will have to include three elements revealed at the start of the competition, and the finished product must run between four and seven minutes. 

The film chosen as best of the best by a panel of judges will win a $1,000 cash prize.