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MIGHTY MAC FEST

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MIGHTY
MAC FEST

OCTOBER 3-6TH 2024 • ST. IGNACE, MICHIGAN

JOIN US

Welcome to the Mighty Mac Fest, an innovative film festival proudly hosted by the Saint Ignace Film Festival non-profit organization! This exciting event invites submissions from storytellers across diverse genres, offering a platform for filmmakers to showcase their talents and unite a kaleidoscope of creators.

The heart of the Might Mac Fest is the Creative Corner a dedicated space for educational programming tailored to celebrating the unique artist in us all. Whether you are an emerging filmmaker, storyteller, musician, or performer, the Creative Corner will provide festival-goers the opportunity to engage with industry experts and peers through workshops, panels, and interactive sessions. 

Join us for an unforgettable celebration of cinema, creativity, and community. There's something for everyone at the Mighty Mac Fest. 

We can't wait to see you there!

SCHEDULE

Exciting news! The schedule for the Mighty Mac Fest will be released soon. Sign up now to stay in the loop and receive up-to-date information straight to your inbox, ensuring you don't miss a moment of this extraordinary event!

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WE CAN WAIT TO SEE YOU!

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EXPLORE

Looking for more information about what to do in St. Ignace during your stay? Explore historic landmarks, enjoy outdoor adventures, or indulge in local cuisine. There's something for everyone to discover in this charming waterfront town. 

 

June 7, 2024 

Notification Date

 

SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Calling all filmmakers! Submit your film to the Mighty Mac Fest competition series and showcase your talent to a diverse audience. Whether it's drama, comedy, documentary, or experimental, all genres, and short and feature-length are welcome.  Don't miss the deadline dates - visit Film Freeway to submit now!  

              

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January 31, 2024 

Early Bird Deadline

 

April 30, 2024 

Regular Deadline

 

May 31, 2024 

Late Deadline

 

June 7, 2024 

Notification Date

 

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ALL-ACCESS PASS

OCTOBER 3-6TH 2024

ST. IGNACE, MICHIGAN

PURCHASE TODAY!

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$200

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ALL-ACCESS PASS

OCTOBER 3-6TH 2024

ST. IGNACE, MICHIGAN

PURCHASE TODAY!

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$100

STUDENT

PASS HIGHLIGHTS

• Access to all festival events, including screenings, the Creative Corner's workshops, panels, and interactive sessions. 

 

• Exclusive community and partner discounts.

 

• Five free raffle tickets for a chance to win Mighty Mac Fest prizes.

 

• One-year subscription to a top streaming service for endless entertainment beyond the festival.

 

• Plus, explore special events within the St. Ignace community during the Mighty Mac Fest! Immerse yourself in the local culture and discover unique attractions, including live music performances, art exhibitions, culinary delights, and outdoor adventures. 

 

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CREATIVE CORNER

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GUEST CREATORS

SEAN SORENSEN

PRODUCER • ROYAL VIKING ENTERTAINMENT

Sean Sorensen founded Royal Viking Entertainment and is currently writing and producing dozens of projects in active development. Sean produced cult favorite MAYHEM starring AcademyAward-nominee Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving, the cop thriller BLACK AND BLUE starring Academy Award-nominee Naomie Harris, Frank Grillo, and Tyrese Gibson for Sony Pictures, and the searing 9/11 true story WORTH, starring Academy Award-nominees Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, and Stanley Tucci for Netflix. Most recently, Sean produced the psychological thriller THE WASP starring Naomie Harris and Natalie Dormer which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in June 2024.

 

Sean is a collector of contemporary art and travels away from Hollywood as often as possible.

AMERICA YOUNG

DIRECTOR • WRITER 

America Young was awarded the 2020 Humanitarian Award by UCSD and the Spirit of New Mexico in 2022 for her work as a filmmaker and for championing women in the film industry through The Chimaera Project, a non-profit she co-founded and serves as President.

Having stunt coordinated for years, America transitioned to directing seven years ago. While having a solid foundation in action, she is also known for her ability to bring out the best performances in actors, both drama and comedy, while translating subtle and rich story points visually on screen.  The projects she has helmed have a wide range from a drag queen comedy to sci-fi action to fantasy action to coming-of-age drama to exploring domestic violence in a superhero universe.

Read America's Full Bio Here

 

LYLIANA WRAY

ACTRESS 

Lyliana Wray has a passion for working with diverse filmmakers to bring unique, individual perspectives on-screen and is dedicated to creating a more positive and empathetic world through the playground of storytelling; at the heart of every complex character is the humanity that connects us all. At age ten, Wray booked her first ever audition, Lifetime Television’s GIRL MISSING, and has since accepted roles in film and television, commercials, and print. Her resume includes ALBEDO ABSOLUT, Paramount’s MAXIMUM RIDE, ABC’s BLACK-ISH, CBS All Access’s STRANGE ANGEL, NBC’s THE NIGHT SHIFT, Nickelodeon’s revival of ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?, and Paramount’s box-office hit TOP GUN: MAVERICK.

 

CHAD LAMARSH

MUSICIAN

Chad LaMarsh is a renowned figure in the New England music scene, boasting over four decades of experience as a musician, songwriter, and performer. Throughout his career, LaMarsh has shared the stage with iconic names such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Godsmack, and the Goo Goo Dolls, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

 

In addition to his impressive live performances, LaMarsh's original compositions have been heard on ABC's ALL MY CHILDREN. With a treasure trove of stories from the road and the studio, LaMarsh offers invaluable insights that are sure to both entertain and inspire.

 

Chad created his proprietary training system, "Get Gig Ready," designed to empower musicians of all backgrounds with the tools and techniques needed to excel in their craft. Click here for more information on Chad and his revolutionary approach to musical performance.

JAMES C. HART

PRODUCER  DIRECTOR

James is a seasoned Emmy award-winning producer and director in both film and television. His credits include the feature DRONES directed by Rick Rosenthal with Matt O'Leary, Eloise Mumford, and Whip Hubley; ABUELO an acclaimed short film from the American Film Institute; and HALFWAY THERE starring Matthew Lillard, Blythe Danner, Sarah Shahi, and Esai Morales.

 

Hart's television portfolio is equally remarkable with various producing credits on NBC's HILL STREET BLUES and ABC's THE WONDER YEARS with Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Dan Lauria, and Alley Mills. He co-executive produced episodes for NBC's MEDICAL INVESTIGATION and MISTER STERLING. Hart has produced and directed episodes for NBC's L.A.LAW and CBS's CHICAGO HOPE. His contribution to these production teams has been recognized several times; he has received several Primetime Emmy nominations and accepted one award.

SUPPORT

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MIGHTY MAC MARKET

OCTOBER 4-6TH 2024 

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SHOW THEATRE

CREATE COMMUNITY

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SHOP

CREATE IN STYLE

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PARTNER

CREATE A DIFFERENCE

INSPIRE

CONNECT

We want to hear from you! Whether you're interested in exploring partnership opportunities, becoming a donor, have questions about the Mighty Mac Fest, the Show Theatre, or anything else, please don't hesitate to reach out. Your ideas, feedback, and collaboration are invaluable to us. Connect with us and support the future of arts and entertainment in the St. Ignace community!

 

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONNECTING SOON!

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