International Youth Silent Film Festival

The Redford Theatre is participating in the 2018 International Youth Silent Film Festival.  Filmmakers who are 20 years old or younger on April 15, 2018 and who live in Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Wisconsin, or Arkansas can submit short silent movies to the Redford Theatre for judging in a regional competition.  The first, second and third place films from the Detroit regional will be screened at a national screening of films in Portland, Oregon.

For submission and other festival information, see the Redford Theatre call for entries and the IYSFF website.

Important Dates:

February 28, 2018
Submission deadline for the Detroit regional competition.
Submission form

April 20, 2018
Screening of  short silent films produced by the Thanhouser Company, one of the first motion picture studios (founded in 1909). Live accompaniment for the films will be provided on the Redford’s Barton Theatre Organ by Nathan Avakian.

April 21, 2018
Screening of the films in the Detroit regional competition at the Redford Theatre. Live accompaniment for the films will be provided on the Redford’s Barton Theatre Organ by Nathan Avakian.

June 6, 2018
Screening of the official selections for the International Award Show at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon (including the first, second and third place films from the Detroit regional competition).

Ticket information for April 20 and 21 (filmmakers get free admission but family members and others must buy tickets)

Hotel information will be posted in 2018.