FLINT, MI – With Halloween right around the corner, people can still get a healthy dose of spooky movies in Flint.
On Saturday, November 12, the first-ever “Flint Short Film Freakout” will take place at Flint Local 432, located at 124 W. 1st St.
The festival will feature short horror films from around the world and give attendees a chance to see what scares look like around the world.
From zombies to ghosts to possessions and more, the festival lineup will have it all, from the bizarre to the sublime.
Chris Ringler created the event and said it was free for everyone. He used to work with the Flint Horror Collective hosting film festivals in Flint.
“I just wanted to get back into that stuff,” Ringler said. “I left the band to do my own thing and this is my first solo film festival.”
The festival is presented by the Flint Monster Society and Ringler expects a total of 50 films to be screened.
To prepare for the event, he viewed 150 short films to determine the best ones.
“The hardest part was trying to find the best films to show and adapt,” he said. “It was a little disappointing to disappoint other people who would have liked to see their films at the festival.”
Ringler has always loved horror movies and has been writing horror stories since he was a teenager.
The festival will conclude with a midnight movie-style block of the weirdest films submitted, and Ringler will announce the top three films of the day, awarding the directors cash prizes.
For more information on the Flint Short Film Freakout event, click here.
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