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Our Mission: To promote a thriving film and video production community in West Michigan. Starmap

Welcome to the West Michigan Film Video Alliance!

  • ADD YOUR CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE WMFVA 10TH!

    The WMFVA will publish a Silver Commemorative Booklet of Congratulations on our Tenth Silver Anniversary! To add your personal message, click on the link below, choose your TAX DEDUCTIBLE contribution level and send your text and/or logo directly via email. ALL ADS DUE BY DECEMBER 30, 2014. 

    For questions please contact Deb at 616.885.2961. And thanks - we're looking forward to seeing you at the Tenth Anniversary Celebration on January 23, 2015 at the SpeakEZ Lounge - pick up your special WMFVA Silver Commemorative Booklet that night! Go to our calendar for more details.

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  • PERFECT TEN WMFVA Membership Drive Begins

    Dear WMFVA Member or About to Be,

    We want to thank you for being a valued member of our community and if you arent already, we want to entice you to join. As we celebrate our Tenth Anniversary in 2015, we are offering a Perfect Ten opportunity. Starting today, December 10,th through Saturday, January 10th, we offer you membership at $10.00 off each of three levels.

    Individual Membership $40 $10 = $30

    Corporate $100 - $10 = $90

    And students get a super break membership from $20 $10 = $10. (Must have college/university email address to qualify for this discount)

    Remember December 10 through January 10, $10 off membership = the Perfect Ten in honor of the WMFVA Tenth Anniversary. Its a perfect time to join.

    ADDED BONUS BELOW:

    Join during this time and get entrance into our Tenth Anniversary Party happening January 23rd at SpeakEZ Lounge!

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  • The WMFVA Wants You!

    Become a WMFVA Member!

    Now is a great time to join the WMFVA! 

    If you join now your membership will be good until the end of 2015!

    Check out our great membership levels;

    Individual Membership $40

    Corporate Membership $100

    Student Membership $20

    Want more information on what you get at each level? Click here to learn more and join, http://wmfva.org/join_or_renew.php

  • Our Mission...

    The mission of the West Michigan Film Video Alliance is to promote a thriving film and video production community in West Michigan.

    Our members are dedicated to the art and business of filmmaking, commercial, and corporate production.

    The WMFVA has a rich history of working across the community to provide educational programs, resources, networking, and support to filmmakers and producers since we launched in 2005. At the same time we work with regional, state, and national business, educators, and policy makers to support filmmaking and production as vital to Michigans 21st century economic diversity and growth.

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Coming Up

Reinvent WMFVA - Film Community Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 6:30pm - 9pm
Compass College of Cinematic Arts Theater
41 Sheldon Blvd.
Grand Rapids, MI
49503

Ten years ago as of January 2015, the West Michigan Film Video Alliance was born! Many of you were a very special part of that moment, a charter member or sponsor of the WMFVA that has grown with us over the years.  Now it's time to think of the future - the next ten years! Every organization needs to invent new goals, new challenges, and new thinking to stay fresh-and we're on it! 

Members of our board conducted a focus group with some of the filmmakers in our region to get their input on our film community needs and how the WMFVA can help. We'll share those ideas and ask for your input. We'll also hear from our community partners including Kristen Taylor, Development Officer at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), and others.

We invite all who are interested in growing the West Michigan film community to our first WMFVA Town Hall Meeting. This event leads up to our 10th Anniversary Silver Celebration year that kicks off at the SpeakEZ Lounge January 23, 2015 (see below).

 So join us. Build the future. Start with the next ten years.

Get Ready to Party!

Friday, January 23, 2015, 6:30pm - 10pm
SpeakEZ Lounge
600 Monroe Avenue NW (corner of Trowbridge)
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

We're not kidding - 2015 will be the year to CELEBRATE the WMFVA Big 10 SILVER ANNIVERSARY! All WMFVA members join us for free on Friday, January 23, at the SpeakEZ Lounge -- and we're taking over the whole place for the party! A special 10th Anniversary drink will be served in our honor!

So plan now to join us. Free parking is located in the lot directly across Monroe Ave from the SpeakEZ. Entry to the SpeakEZ is on Trowbridge.

This is just the beginning of a year to remember - you don't want to miss the Grand Opening!

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See our complete calendar of events.

I was at the rally and I just want to say thank you! Great rally - great speakers - great information!  Good to know that WFMVA is such a powerful tool to help us all trying to get work in the industry!

—John Pellegrini