North by Midwest (NXMW) Micro-Budget Film Festival now accepting submissions!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan: Public Media Network of Kalamazoo, Michigan is proud to announce the 3nd annual North By Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival. Small-budget filmmakers are invited to submit their films in five categories: Long Feature, Short Feature, Documentary/Profile, Animation and MicroCam.

Entries are now being accepted through November 4, 2016.

The North By Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival (NxMW) honors video and film creators that are able to produce a large-scale project on a shoestring budget. “Public Media Network is excited to coordinate and host this film festival. We look forward to enjoying and recognizing the work of talented filmmakers using limited resources,” states Hap Haasch, Executive Director of the Public Media Network.

• Micro-Budget means that your budget must be equal or less than $10,000 for Long Features and $5,000 for other categories (not including equipment costs).
• Prizes in each category include: 1st Place, $1,000; 2nd Place, $500; 3rd Place, $100
• A Festival Screening will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in the Epic Center, in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. More details to come.

A category to watch out for is MicroCam. MicroCam is 100% shot on your small device – iPhone, Android Phone, iPad, Tablet, GoPro (excluding DSLR cameras). You can edit on your non-linear software of choice – as long as it is under 5 minutes.

More information about the North By Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival can be found at, and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. @nxmwfilm

This year on March 4th, NxMW is collaborating with the 14th Annual Michigan Teen Filmmakers Festival to bring you a weekend of film in downtown Kalamazoo. Teen Filmmaker Festival at Chenery Auditorium, NxMW at the Epic Center. To find out more information and how to submit a film, visit:

About Public Media Network: Public Media Network (PMN) is a Public, Education, and Government (PEG) community media organization founded in 1983. We provide non-commercial media services to these consortium partner communities: City of Kalamazoo, City of Portage, Kalamazoo Township, Oshtemo Township, Comstock Township, and the City of Parchment in the state of Michigan. Our services include: media production training, equipment loan, programming distribution, and vocational instruction in radio and digital video production to local high schools. We also manage and operate (under contract) WKDS 89.9 FM, a 100-watt FM non-commercial/educational radio station licensed to the Kalamazoo Public Schools. Visit our website for more information.

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