The Dutch Tilt Film Festival is back at the Holland Theatre in Bellefontaine this week for the third year in a row.
The festival will show a total of five feature films and 25 short films by the time it ends Saturday evening. The filmmaker behind the festival is 27-year-old, Bellefontaine native Lance Schmidt. He says the festival is special to him because he grew up watching movies at the Holland Theatre.
Listen to Schmidt talk about the Dutch Tilt Film Festival
The feature film, Dar He, a story about the lynching of Emmett Tillman, opened up the festival Wednesday evening at 6:30. Dar He was followed by The Woodsman and Pretty Little Things. Schmidt designed the festival so that patrons only have to pay one fee to come and enjoy all of the films shown Wednesday through Saturday. The cost for a four-day festival pass is $25 per person.
Tickets can also be purchased for specific days at the Holland Theatre. The cost for a ticket Wednesday, Thursday or Friday is $10. Tickets for Saturday cost $15 per ticket.
Dutch Tilt Film Festival is named after the cinematic term, “Dutch tilt,” which refers to when the camera is tilted at an angle to create a sense of disorientation for viewers.
Schmidt graduated from Bellefontaine High School in 2003 and the New York Film Academy in 2005. His first film, Mitosis, will premiere Saturday evening.
A question and answer session with Schmidt, Greg Nichols and Greg Arter will follow Saturday’s showings.
All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Holland Theatre.
Thursday: 7 p.m., Wonderland Express; 9 p.m., Things I Don’t Understand
Friday: 6 p.m., Pretty Little Things; 7:45 p.m., Dar He; 9:10 p.m., Wonderland Express; 10:15 p.m., The Woodsman
Saturday: 2 p.m., Things I Don’t Understand; 4-9 p.m., 25 short films; 9 p.m., Mitosis premiere; 9:45 p.m. Q & A session with Greg Nichols, Greg Arter and Lance Schmidt; 10 p.m., Audience Choice winner announcement.