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

Welcome to the West Michigan Film Video Alliance!

  • "Alliance" Magazine Spring Edition Arrives

    Take a look at the latest edition! For information on advertising, contact Monica Sparks at monica@wmfva.org or monica@theurbansparks.com.


  • WMFVA Networking Events Announcement

    Back by popular demand, WMFVA brings back a member favorite from the early days, Networking Events! Board members David Baker and Monica Sparks are lining up a great schedule for 2016. Throughout the year, there will be two types of networking events:

    1) Studio Tours Scheduled quarterly, these are a more structured event with a tour of the facility, short demos, and time for mingling over refreshments. A relaxed introduction to services and production spaces with a fun group of industry colleagues,catching up with friends both new and old.

    2) Happy Hour Hosts In the months in-between Studio Tours, this is a less structured gathering hosted at a variety of places around the community. There will be beverages and snacks, a brief welcome announcement, and just good old-fashioned hanging out together. These are flexible and versatile in location and help build camaraderie and community in the industry.

         Make plans to attend the first Networking Event on Friday, April 15

         Studio/Facility Tour: Ferris Media Festival, Big Rapids

    Tour the state-of-the-art new facility at your leisure during the all day Ferris Media Festival from 8:00am 4:30pm in the University Center. Stop by the WMFVA table between 1:30 2:30pm to catch up with other WMFVA members and guests, enjoy refreshments, and enter the drawing for a chance to win a FREE WMFVA Membership for a year. While checking out demos and presentations at the festival, use the #WMFVA hashtag to share real-time tips with other members via social media during the event.

    For information about the Ferris Media Festival, schedule of events, presenter bios, and more, visit the website at the link below.


  • West Michigan Production Directory

    Looking for West Michigan talent and crew? 

    Find them here on the only regional production directory listing hundreds of crew and related services in West Michigan. Find veteran professionals with impressive resumes or newcomers who want entry-level experience. Easy to use, excel printouts available by category to make your crew calls and tracking a snap.

    Our website database simplifies your Search for Talent and Resources in Michigan Area Productions (STARMAP). Try it! You'll LOVE it!

  • 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 2016!

    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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Within minutes of posting my request to the WMFVA listserv, I received some outstanding recommendations. It's nice to know we have this trusted community of film and video experts who are willing to share resources and assistance.

—Jeff Tow, Owner, Jeff Tow Creative