Melrose Film Festival

Celebrate the art of visual storytelling in short films, animation and music videos with the 5th Annual Melrose Film Festival. This year’s festival is all virtual, with online screenings of selections chosen from over 2,000 submissions from more than 90 countries. Categories include Animated Shorts, Documentaries, Micro Shorts, Music Videos and Short Films. Melrose Center staff will also offer virtual and in person events on scene and character development, screenwriting, sound effects, 3D animation, and motion capture on select dates throughout the festival.

Screenings will premiere Friday, September 9, 12p.m., and will remain accessible through Saturday, September 24, 6 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Thursday
September
8
6:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; General Events
Create props and armor made out of crafting foam! In this virtual meetup you will discover the tools and materials needed to start your foamsmithing journey in different budget ranges.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Tuesday
September
13
2:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
This virtual event will introduce learners to the Blender interface, workflow, how to access tools and edit attributes of a 3D project.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Tuesday
September
13
4:30​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Foamsmithing is the art of creating props and costumes using different types of foam. You will get hands-on experience using Pepakura, Silhouette Cameo, the Dremel tool among other tools of the trade.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
September
14
6:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Students learn how to create characters and how those characters dictate the story. This class is taught by Melrose Center Instructors.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
September
14
7:30​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Students learn character roles, types, and archetypes. These classic categories help to inform the story by identifying the character as an individual and how it relates to other characters.
Learn more >
Thursday
September
15
2:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Learn to extrude, subdivide and edit a mesh to create a humanoid character.
Learn more >