2018 MWFF Spotlight Award Winner

We are very proud to announce this year’s ‘MWFF Spotlight Feature’ winner is Minding the Gap, directed by Rockford native Bing Liu! “Minding the Gap” is about three young men […]

Sakurai’s “The Stream VII” is a calm representation of natural world

In the man-made waterways of rice paddies, the water in nature must follow artificial rules. In that way, nature is made abstract, giving rise to a new form of beauty […]

Bauch’s “Dubstep” is a psychedelic project to watch again and again

“Dubstep” is a music video featuring a man and his journey with hallucinogenics. Student director Garrett Bauch took the opportunity to polish his editing skills and put an especially creative […]

Addison Groove’s “Changa” is a colorful explosion

Lose your mind with this warped and wonderful journey through preternatural dance moves. Q/A with Creative Director Alex Johnson 1. What first drew you to pursue making this specific film project? […]

Ramos’s “8.1 Degrees of Guilt” reveals guilt and painful trauma

Imagine being born from a “sterile” woman and being treated as a miracle baby. Imagine experiencing the most devastating earthquake in Mexican history and being cursed as a kid by […]

“Moving Southwark” documents the incredible world of dance

The dying moments of 24 dancers, each consumed by the city of London. “Moving Southwark” is a magical realist expression of London’s medieval backyard directed by Jevan Chowdhury. Jevan Chowdhury […]

“Greg Loves a Human” is a compelling and creative narrative

Greg and Jeff are two ghouls, scrambling to find a last minute human sacrifice. Jeff’s mind is on the job, but Greg’s heart is on a girl. If you’d like […]

Jason Fitzgerald sheds a light on loneliness in “Shakes”

A man feels his entire world constantly shaking, making for a lonely existence… until a friendship is imposed upon him by his equally isolated neighbour. Director Jason Fitzgerald brings us […]

Hardy-Carnac’s “Tunisia 2045” shows the desperation in all of us

A father and his daughter are waiting, worried and tired. A simple gesture could decide their future… Q/A with Ted Hardy-Carnac 1. What first drew you to pursue making this specific […]

Vanderlip’s “An Echo of Oceans” explores the unknown

Drowning in the depths, a man sinks in the crushing blue of the ocean. The broken pieces of his psyche lie shattered in his inner world, but though the darkness […]