12 shorts screen in MWFF annual Ad Community program

“Grace and Fortune,” a comedy short written by Lapiz SVP/ECD Fabio Seidl, is one of a dozen short films by some 30 filmmakers to screen at the Midwest Independent Film Festival’s annual Advertising Community Shorts program Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The rundown:

“Doomdate, a zomromcom, co-created by Carissa Barecca, Kevin Sctiretta, and Jeff Hadick of The Second City Works; cast includes Katie Rich, Second City mainstage regular and current “Saturday Night Live” writer.

“Ponokomita,”  shot/directed by Duncan Wolfe of One at Optimus; produced by Chicago journalist Seth Putnam; post by  Optimus editor Max Mooney, colorist Jeff Greco, and sound designer Ben Treimer.

“In the Water,” a music video for singer/songwriter Beth Bombara designed, directed, and produced by Preston Gibson, a motion designer at 90 Degrees West, and his brother Parker Gibson, formerly of Boxing Clever, St. Louis.

“County State USA: Sweet Corn,” a comedy directed by former Fallon Minneapolis editor Jonathan Nowak, co-produced by Iowa native Steve DeVore. 

“Dreamers and Makers are my Favorite People,” a music/drama  directed/edited by Jamie Fleischel, with DP Corey Lillard and producers Katie Prentiss and Brian Gailey of Picture Show. 

“Happy Hour,” a drama based on a short story written by Jim Thompson, retired Leo Burnett EVP, directed by Martin Rodahl of 71 Degrees North and edited by The Colonie’s Brian Sepanik.

“Sleepy Steve,” animated; writer-director Meghann Artes; assistant director Katie Ray, DP Scott Thiele, art director Emily Carter and actors Thomas Kelly and Michael Woods.

“Detroit Lights,” drama, directed by cinematographer Danny Valdez, sound by Steven Vandeven of Static Studios.

“Where to Go on Your Honeymoon,” animated, directed by producer Christopher Jones, sound design by ARU’s Bob Benson. 

“The Tapout Crew,” a drama written/directed by Aaron Fronk, Cooper Johnson, and Vincent DeGaetano of FND Films. 

“Reversal,” a neo-noir written/directed by Cutters’ editor Michael Lippert, producers Adina Kwasigroch and Brittany Wagner of FCB and Brett Sechrist; art director Cutters’ Manuel Pena; colorist, Tyler Roth of Company 3.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased here.

At Landmark Century Centre Cinema, doors open at 6 p.m.