3rd Annual

The Mosaic Film Experience

November 07, 2014 to November 08, 2014

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Grand Rapids MI 49588
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College Student Competition
Stories that celebrate thought provoking views of the world around you that are produced while you are a college student.

Former college students who have been out of school for more than two years should enter in the Non Student Category.
High School Student Competition
High school filmmakers who create stories that celebrate your views of the world around you.
Non-Student Entry
Professional and non professional filmmakers who are not students that create film stories that celebrate thought provoking views of the world around you.
Young Filmmakers (Middle school and younger)
You must be in middle school or younger to apply for this category.

You Have A Story, Share It!!
We all have similar stories, but bring a different lens to them. It is our goal to offer one time prizes to students who are passionate about sharing their story through the medium of film and video. .


We all have stories to tell.

In November 2014, area students will join with national and international filmmakers in an experience focusing on the rich mosaic of our cultures. The Mosaic Film Experience will present over 100 hours of winning film from international, national and student entries.

Often the stories we want to hear are not found in Hollywood they are the sort that are told by communities. "They are documentaries, shorts the story-telling that reveals a community and opens a door" explains founder Skot Welch.

The experience will run November 7&8 at Wealthy St. Theater in Grand Rapids, MI.

More than just a film event; an experience.


In 2012, the Mosaic film experience was created to promote intelligent, passionate, creative discovery among high school and college students through short film.

Through courses in filmmaking and screenwriting, young people explore experiences from their own lives and share their stories and messages with a wider world.

The Mosaic Film Experience is a juried film festival that encompasses a weekend of activities for youth and adult audiences, including hands-on learning for students and film enthusiasts, screenings of great feature and documentary films, post-film talkbacks and entertainment experiences.

Mosaic discovers and develops tomorrow’s artists and audiences within local communities.The Mosaic Film Experience sparks conversation and new ways of thinking; it seeks to generate a lasting community dialogue using shared art, shared experiences and newfound skills. It is a platform for learning about our differences by showing us how similar we are.

“Mosaic is an event which tells the stories that are seldom told, by a tribe that rarely gets a chance to tell them: our young people. They are authentic, they are brilliant, and they are ours.”
Skot Welch, Founder


Gretchen Vinnedge (Filmmaker); maggie annerino (Producer)



All candidates must submit a 20 minute film or under. Candidates have a maximum of two film submissions.

Application Process
We ask that all candidates carefully read the guidelines to properly prepare their works to meet the requirements for submission through Withoutabox.com.

All submissions must be completed by August 31st, 2014 11:59 pm (eastern standard time). Winners will be announced at the The Mosaic Film Experience Prize Reception on November 8th at 6pm. We would like winners to be available by attending or by Skype. Winners will also be provided with more information, upon acceptance.

Contact Information
If there are additional prize questions, please feel free to email us at info@mosaicfilmexperience.com please include in the subject line titled Prize Question.


I/We attest that I/we have read and understand and complied with the Rules of Entry of the Festival, that I/we am/are the sole owner(s) of legal right and title thereto have absolute authority to submit the Material to the Festival.
I/we understand that by submitting said Material, I/we authorize the Festival to exhibit the Material during the 2012 Festival dates, if the Material is selected for exhibition by the Festival.
I/we will indemnify and hold harmless the Festival, its organizers, judges, sponsors, and partners, individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses including legal expenses arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, or third party claims based on Material submitted to the Festival.
I/we understand that the Festival is not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the Material while it is in the Festivals possession, or while en route to or from the Festival, and I/we release the Festival, its organizers, judges, sponsors, and partners, individually and collectively, from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the Material while en route to or from the Festival or while in its possession.
Festival finalists & winners will permit the Festival to use their name, contact information and/or likeness & publicity stills, film or video footage, title, and logline of Material, in pre & post-competition publicity & promotional efforts. If you wish to opt out of this stipulation, please make a request in writing and submit it to info@mosaicfilmexperience.com.
The Festival may, at its own discretion, transfer the submitted Material to a compilation DVD for Festival screening and the resulting DVD may be used for Festival promotional purposes. However, said compilations are not sold or distributed by the Festival.
Should Material win one or more awards Award(s) at the Festival, I/we am/are authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing Material to name the individual(s) listed on the Award Designation List to receive any and all Award(s). If Material is eligible for Award(s) and no one was designated to accept it/them, the Award will be deemed forfeit and another award winner will be chosen.