Film Challenge Detroit: Help us pick "People's Choice" winner


The 10 finalists for Film Challenge Detroit have been chosen and we need your help to pick the “People’s Choice” winner. So put your film critic hat on, grab some popcorn and vote for your favorite film right here: filmchallengedetroit.com.

The entry that gets the most votes on ClickOnDetroit between October 3 at 6 a.m. and October 19 at 8 p.m. will be the winner of the “People’s Choice” prize, and the creator of the short wins a really cool Go Pro HD camera.

The Grand Prize winner will be picked from the 10 finalists by a panel of four judges on October 20, 2016, and win four passes to the Sundance Film Festival, four round-trip airplane tickets to Park City, Utah, lodging for three nights, transportation to and from the airport, and $1,000 in spending money

The second place winner, or runner-up, will win $1,000.

The theme this year is “Opposites Attract.” We've received dozens of entries from creative people across Michigan.

Winners will be announced Thursday evening, October 20, 2016 following a screening of all finalists at the Detroit Institute of Music Education, 1265 Griswold St. in Detroit.

Hundreds filled the hall at last year’s Film Challenge Detroit Screening and Awards Ceremony where the theme focused on Detroit’s resurgence and comeback stories. Metro Detroiters mingled, enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres and celebrated the creative submissions from filmmakers across the state.

Congratulations to last year’s winners Matt Santia from Fraser (Writer/Producer) and Kyle Couch from Pontiac (Director), for their poignant and moving film "The Eulogy."  The short was shot locally in Birmingham and Pontiac and was based on the true story of how Santia’s wife overcame addiction.  The guys won a trip for four to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.