The Dewitt Creativity Group is a united effort on behalf of the creatively-minded students at DHS to ensure continued innovation and expression in all forms.

Michigan Film Festival and the DCG

The second Michigan Film Festival was held in Grand Rapids on November 12-14, 2010. The festival featured many informative panels, screenings of Michigan made films, and workshops to highlight and build a strong film industry in the state. The DeWitt Creativity Group was invited by the awesome Jen Pider (an MFF organizer) to participate on a panel discussing the trials and tribulations of running a film festival. The other individuals who made up the panel included: Anthony E. Griffin (Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival!), Robert Butler (Detroit Independent Film Festival), Jeremy Stemen (Blue Water Film Festival) and Kelly Kennedy (Blue Water Film Festival). A great discussion ensued that proved very enlightening in terms of the dos and don'ts of organizing and running an effective film festival.

The DeWitt Creativity Group learned a great deal from the insights of these fine individuals - who also graciously offered their advice and support - for how to organize and execute the first annual Capital Area Film Festival (the first regional film festival that screens exclusively high school student shorts/videos/documentaries etc.). Many thanks to all of the participating panel members and MFF organizers. For more information on the Michigan Film Festival, please refer to: www.michiganfilmfest.org.