Vidlings + Tapeheads Film Festival

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Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival

celebrating unconventional stories in film + music + art

July 27, 28, 29* | 2018

The second-annual Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival is July 27 & 28, 2018 at Ant Hall & Ghost Light in Hamtramck. The fest features forty-five short films, nine live music performances curated by Detroit’s Seraphine Collective, a group art exhibition, and the Michigan Premiere of feature documentary Man in Camo, with NYC director Ethan Minsker in attendance!

Man in Camo screens Friday July, 27 at 8 PM, followed by live music at our opening night party.


All short programs take place throughout Saturday, July 28 featuring the following blocks: Made in Michigan, Documentary, Fiction, and Animation—live music to be performed between blocks and headlining the night’s festivities.


*Sunday July 29's Award Ceremony brunch and excursion is closed to the public, but available for VIP Passholders, volunteers, performing musicians, artists, and the filmmakers themselves.


Festival Multipass – $20

Includes opening night film and both opening & closing night parties, plus all four film blocks—saves $15 from the a la carte price!


VIP Pass – $35

Includes opening night film and both opening & closing night parties, all four film blocks, plus Sunday's award ceremony brunch and excursion.


Friday, July 27th (a la carte)

Opening Night Film (8:00 PM) – $5

Man in Camo

A close look at the life of visual artist, writer, and filmmaker Ethan Minsker and his drive to create and crusade the making of art.



Opening Night Party (10:00 PM) – $5

Nique Love Rhodes & The NLR Experience | Kesswa | Raychel G. + Detroit Mixo (AZDKN MUSIC)

Saturday, July 8th (a la carte)

Made in Michigan Program (12:30 PM)  – $5

approx 115 mins including filmmaker Q&A


Documentary Program (3:00 PM) – $5

approx 90 mins including filmmaker Q&A


Fiction Program (5:15 PM) – $5

approx 110 mins including filmmaker Q&A


Animation Program (8:00 PM) – $5

approx 120 mins including filmmaker Q&A


Closing Night Party (10:30 PM–??) – $5

Prude Boys | Girl Fight | Sara Barron


Taurus Burns, Alana Carlson, Katherine Marty, Catya Plate, Sarah Rayburn, Emily Vastbinder, Colin Wilson.

All artists from Michigan except Catya Plate from NY who is also screening a film in the Animation Program.

FULL MUSIC LINEUP, Curated by Seraphine Collective

Friday, July 27, 2018 | Nique Love Rhodes & The NLR Experience, Kesswa, Raychel G. + Detroit Mixo (AZDKN MUSIC)
Saturday, July 28, 2018 | Prude Boys, Girl Fight, Sara Barron, Zac Brunell, Dirt Room, True Blue

The Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival has curated a diverse and engaging program from a progressive group of unconventional filmmakers from the U.S. and around the world. The fest is committed to inclusivity and invites people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, creeds, orientations, and walks of life to participate. VTFF is dedicated to promoting films with a unique voice that tell stories in an unusual way, experiment with the medium, or explore eclectic subject matter and themes. The fest encourages and celebrates subversiveness, innovative use of materials and budget, and quirky independent work that doesn’t fit comfortably within any one genre. VTFF has an unabashed appreciation of the auteur and connects with characters who are outsiders and dreamers—both in front of, and behind the camera.

The main events will take place at Ant Hall and its adjoining Ghost Light bar in Hamtramck, Michigan. Throughout its over 20-year history, Planet Ant has produced film festivals, improv festivals, Detroit Box Fests, and hosted events by The 313 and other renowned local and national artists. For more information, please visit