Freep Film Festival is hosting a variety of free events geared toward the local filmmaking community as part of this year’s festival. These three events are free and open to the public. All require advance registration. Freep Film Festival’s indoor events will require masks and either vaccination proof or recent negative COVID test. Details on COVID policies here.
4 p.m. Thu., Sept. 23, Cinema Detroit, Detroit. Free. Reservations required here.
Directors of three in-progress documentaries will be on hand to show off short samples of their work at at the annual Works-in-Progress event, which is being co-presented by Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts and Facing Change: Documenting Detroit. At this free event, the filmmakers will talk about their films while showing clips of the in-process docs. They will then receive feedback from a panel of documentary filmmakers and producers, including Juanita Anderson, Senior Lecturer and Area Head, Media Arts and Studies at WSU; filmmaker and producer Beth Levison whose film “Storm Lake” is having its Michigan premiere at Freep Film Festival; and Razi Jafri, a local producer and filmmaker, whose film “Hamtramck USA” is having its Michigan theatrical premiere during this year’s festival.