Ticket Information: You may purchase single day tickets or receive special pricing to attend both days. In addition, there is no extra cost to hear the guest presentations, which take place on Saturday.
Presenters: In addition to screening films this year, the festival includes several guest presenters who are industry experts with great insight in the areas of film, television and digital media. They will present information on Saturday afternoon in the small theater and there is no additional cost to see these presentations.
Tickets for Filmmakers: Each filmmaker with work selected in the festival will receive ONE free ticket good for both Friday and Saturday Screenings & Presentations.
Credit Card or Cash Purchases:
Credit Card: Admission tickets may purchased using a credit card through Eventbrite, please note that additional fees apply for each ticket purchase.
Eventbrite Ticket Sales End on Friday, September 28 at 3:00 p.m. If you would like to purchase tickets with a credit card through Eventbrite on our website please make your purchase before Friday at 3:00 p.m. Admission tickets cannot be purchased with a credit card at the theater. Tickets may be purchased, CASH ONLY, at the Maumee Indoor Theater anytime.
Cash Only: Advance tickets may be purchased, Cash Only, at the Maumee Indoor Theater ticket office or in the lobby during the festival.
Admission costs to the 2018 Maumee Film Festival are as follows:
$6.00 – Single Admission Ticket on Friday, September 28
$6.00 – Single Admission Ticket on Saturday, September 29
$10.00 – 2-Day Combo Admission Ticket For Both Friday & Saturday
The Maumee Film Festival is NOT recommended for children as many films have adult themes and strong language.
Chris deFaria, the President of DreamWorks Feature Animation Group, will serve as a judge for the 2018 Maumee Film Festival!
Chris deFaria oversees the studio’s feature animation business including slate strategy, development, production, innovation and technology, and business affairs. There are six films currently in production including How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Abominable, Trolls 2, The Boss Baby 2, Spooky Jack and Croods 2. deFaria also launched the DreamWorks Shorts Program which has two inaugural films releasing in 2018, Bird Karma and Bilby.
Prior to joining DreamWorks Animation, deFaria served as President of Animation and Technology Innovation at Warner Bros, where he worked for over 20 years. Known for pushing technological boundaries, deFaria spearheaded the development and application of emerging technologies and applied them to the creative process with groundbreaking results, notably in such breakthrough films as: Gravity, Mad Max: Fury Road, 300, Happy Feet Two, Sucker Punch, The Lego Movie franchise, Edge of Tomorrow, the Harry Potter films, Man of Steel and The Matrix trilogy. While no longer at Warner Bros., deFaria remains an executive producer on Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and is working closely with the director on this innovative film.
Chris deFaria sits on the boards of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and LACMA and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Writers Guild of America. DeFaria is also a founding board member of FilmAid International, a non-profit organization that screens educational and informational films in refugee camps around the world.
deFaria will judge the films remotely, it is unclear if he will attend the festival – we will keep you posted!
“Local film festivals provide fantastic support for the movie industry, and serve as vital platforms of discovery for emerging filmmakers and artists. I know that great voices and ideas can come from anywhere, and I am honored to support the Maumee Film Festival, which has proved it is an important part of the artistic community of Maumee, and a growing fixture in the festival landscape” ~ Chris deFaria
Lineup Of Events
Friday Night Shorts– 6:00 P.M.
Drama & Comedy
- Black and Blue (13:00)
- Melting Pot (11:49)
- Vienna (7:16)
- Void (11:00)
- Out of the Box (14:31)
- A War Between Bros (10:40)
- Bleak (4:53)
Friday Night Shorts Cond’t – 8:30 P.M.
Sci-Fi & Horror
- Pursuit (12:41)
- Well Born (16:24)
- Subordinate (3:48)
- The Choice (7:44)
- Skinling (8:09)
- Listed (11:00)
- Exit Interview (8:10)
Student Films 10:30 a.m.
High School Filmmakers
- Friday the 13th (7:42)
- Alfie (10:16)
- Payment Option (8:39)
- Gorilla Movie (10:00)
- Her (4:25)
- Vogue (3:00)
- Man with a Plan (4:17)
Saturday Afternoon Shorts – 12:00 Noon
Experimental, Sci-Fi & Drama
- Dinner and a Movie (7:10)
- Icons (5:10)
- My Girls (11:56)
- Bartender’s Guide (10:40)
- Despondence (7:57)
- Autonomy (12:46)
- Satisfied (3:00)
- Anything & Everything (4:56)
Documentary Series – 2:00 p.m.
- Thomas Jackson Story (9:20)
- Struck Down Not Destroyed (14:27)
- Re-Integration (2:18)
- Reclaiming Spaces (22:27)
- Further In (11:00)
- Skunk Ape Documentary (6:04)
Documentary Series Cond’t– 4:00 p.m.
- Degenerate (29:00)
- Marieke (7:15)
- Mr. B (13:14)
- Scenes from a Protest (24:53)
- Hidden Dancers (6:18)
Saturday Night Shorts – 6:30 p.m.
Drama & Thriller
- The Loop (10:00)
- On Air (12:09)
- Suicide Man (20:40)
- 1% (7:40)
- Welcome to the World (13:08)
- Relax (7:10)
Saturday Night Shorts Cond’t – 8:30
Comedy & Drama
- Tobias (6:30)
- Among Other Things (9:53)
- West Read Avenue (7:00)
- Unpublished Sherlock Holmes (15:48)
- Dojo Jeff (6:25)
- The Killer (5:00)
- Candace: Special Screening– Candace is a short film that premiered on May 13th in Cannes, France as part of the American Pavilion Emerging LGBTQ Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival where it won BEST FILM. It has also played at Le Petit Cannes Film Festival and the Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival. Candace was shot in August of 2017 by a cast and crew of Yale School of Drama and Yale College students and professional filmmakers.
After Festival Mixer
Saturday, September 29th Presentation Schedule:
All presentations will take place in the back theater.
This year’s festival will include a panel of guest presenters who are industry experts with great insight in the areas of film, television & digital media.
“Building a Brand for Independent Filmmakers” Presented by Communicã • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Presenter – Debbie Monagan, President Communicã
Debbie Monagan, president of Communicã, Inc., a Toledo-based global marketing, advertising and public relations agency will discuss how to develop your brand. Jon Kimble, Communicã’s lead filmmaker from their film division, Anserina Films, and longtime collaborator Michael Maloof, will lead a discussion about the brand development process and how it relates to building a brand for independent filmmakers. Communicã is one of the most recognized business-to-business agencies, and ten times has been named as one of America’s Top 50 Agencies by BtoB Magazine.
“Pursuing Higher Education” Presented by Bowling Green State University • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Department of Theatre & Film Presenters: Lucas Ostrowski, MFA, Assistant Professor of Film; Thomas Castillo, MFA, Associate Professor of Film; and Stephen Crompton, MFA Instructor of Film.
Faculty from Bowling Green State University’s department of Theatre and Film will discuss their Film Production major. Showcasing selections from department productions, they will discuss course offerings, degree requirements, production opportunities, equipment and facilities, and graduate success.
“Visual Effects from Blockbuster Films” Presented by Jon Alexander • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter Jon Alexander – Composite and Stereo Supervisor for Films, Rides & Venues for Lucasfilm at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco, Calif.
Jon Alexander found his way from Maumee to working on some of the biggest blockbuster movies of all time. He will discuss the practical side of the visual effects industry and how it is possible to break into the movie business coming from perhaps one of the more unheralded breeding grounds of cinematic artistry. Due to the interest George Lucas had in developing movie making technology, Jon has been fortunate to be a part of the evolution of movies from film to the digital age. He will share insights into how you can take advantage of that to get your own films out there. Although he is not a household name, he has been lucky enough to work with the biggest names in the industry and he will share some stories of working on the films of George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, Darren Aronofksy, Michael Bay, Robert Zemeckis and more until he runs out of time.
“Short Form Storytelling” Presented by Madhouse • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Presenters Rob Seiffert and Dave Gawron
As filmmakers, most of us are notorious for loving our long establishing shots and dramatic title sequences that set the stage for our preciously crafted tales. Before you know it, you are three minutes in and you haven’t even started. But sometimes you’ve got to ruthlessly trim the fat and make every second count—the five minute edit you are left with is likely stronger and more arresting than the ten minute one you started with.
“Indie Film Production & Direction” presented by Ben Dupris • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Presenter Ben Dupris – Independent Filmmaker from Las Vegas, NV.
Independent Filmmaker Ben Dupris will share his experience working for VICE, Disney, and HBO to discuss indie film production and direction. Ben is an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. He was a 2017 Sundance Institute producer’s fellow, The Redford Center Recipient, a Fellow at Concordia Studio and an artist in residence at Blue Mountain Center, NY. He also spent several months on the ground during the occupation at Standing Rock, North Dakota where he worked with the Executive Alliance of Boys and Men of Color to bring the social justice issues of Native American people to the forefront.
MISSION: The Maumee Film Festival celebrates the art of creativity, filmmaking and storytelling. It allows aspiring filmmakers the unique opportunity to see their work projected on a movie screen in the iconic and beautiful Maumee Indoor Theater. The festival celebrates the city of Maumee, a peaceful community situated along the scenic Maumee River.
Nancy Gagnet, Maumee Film Festival Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org or (419) 360-8466
Sam Johnson, Manager Maumee Indoor Theater: (419) 897-8902
Committee Members: Mike Brice, Nancy Gagnet, Alex Goetz, Justin Cumuso, Ed Conn, Stephen Crompton & Jessica Ellison
Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant Street, Maumee Ohio, 43537