"Your Premiere Micro-Budget Experience!"

"Micro" Fest 2005

9/27/2005 - LETTERS FROM YOU

Dear TwistedSpine ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you all so much for a great festival. From the moment we arrived at the festival yesterday we felt welcomed and appreciated. And to top it off, we were blown away, shocked and humbled to be selected as the Best Feature Film. We are honored beyond belief, and thankful to have found a great group of indie filmmakers like yourselves. We had a blast at the festival on Sunday, and would have left happy even had we not received the award. We met some great people, shared ideas with them, and were even able to sell a few of our DVDs! :) You can bet Loose Change Entertainment will be back at the festival next year, perhaps with our next feature, Weenie Roast Massacre.

As we were leaving yesterday, someone (sorry, I forget who!) mentioned that we should send some of our artwork along so you can post a link and/or other info about Love & Plutonium on your web site. So, I have attached a couple of jpegs to this missive, including our movie poster and DVD artwork. Let me know if this will work for you.

Once again, thank you so much for your kindness and for your selection of Love & Plutonium as the Best Feature Film. We are honored and feel like we've gained a great new bunch of friends!

Jeff Priskorn & Jacquie Floyd


Dear TwistedSpine,

I just wanted to say thanks for putting on a good festival. I wasn't able to make it on Saturday when my film Hippie Highway played, but I got to go Sunday and had a really good time. I was very impressed with the level of presentation at the festival. I thought there were some very good speakers and had fun seeing all the films.

Thanks again for all your hard work,
Derek Rimelspach
Director of Hippie Highway


Thanks to everyone who attended our TwistedSpine.com Micro Film Fest this year. The two days of festival screenings found a very appreciative audience, some coming from as far away as Dayton, Philadelphia, and Michigan. While the vendor's area was, at times, sparsely populated, the film screenings and lectures were well-attended with a consistent audience. Taking these things into consideration, TwistedSpine.com Films plans on doing some reformulation in it's festival presentation next year to better emphasize what the festival attendees want. We do appreciate the supportive messages that we have received since the festival as they are confirming that we are on the right track in presenting a top of the line program dedicated to "micro" budget films.

Congratulations to this year's festival winners. The prizes were awarded as follows:

Best Screenplay
"LIFE as the DEAD"
by Tim Bennet

Best Short
by Five Cent Productions
John-Paul Nickel, director

Best Feature
"Love & Plutonium"
by Loose Change Entertainment
Jeff Priskorn, director

A special thanks to all of the filmmakers that presented works to this year's festival. We were truly humbled by the number of submissions that we received and wished that we had room to show each and every one.

Please keep an eye on our website for an announcement about 2006. Have a great day!


We would like to thank everyone for submitting project to this years TwistedSpine.com Micro Film Fest. Last year was our first Micro Fest and only ran for one day and was a tremendous hit. Because of it's success, we scheduled two full days this time around.

Just like any other Film Fest, the amount of submissions always surpass the amount of show times available . That means that some very hard decisions had to be made by the scheduling committee when it came to scheduling this years Micro Fest. We are truly sorry to those who did not make the schedule, TwistedSpine know how hard it is to produce a project on a "micro" budget.

Congratulations to the following Producers/Production Companies.. Alpha Studios, American Marriage Productions, Alvaro Run, Beef Tips on Rice, Cinevid Productions, Farnham Film Company, UK, Fearsome 4 , Five Cent Productions, Fleet Street Films, Greg Durbin, Joel Umbaugh, John Riddlebaugh, Last Call Cleveland, LOADD Studios, Loose Change Entertainment, Lyons Den Productions, Maitena Manubens , Not for the Squeamish Productions, Oakroom Multimedia , Shutter Productions, SLM Films, Stone Soup Films, Tavelin' Light Productions, Tempered Zealot Productions , Twenty one Productions Guest

Speakers for this years event include.. Bill Johns, Robert Banks, TBA (Theater Director), Johnny K. Wu, Michael P, James Renner, Peter John Ross

This years Vendors and Tables... Blue-ize Magazine, Cinevid Productions, Doorway Productions, DSK Productions, Give-a-Sheet Personal Drive-in's, James Renner, Legion of Terror, North Coast Central Casting, Sonnyboo Productions, Travis Bowen Productions, TwistedSpine.com Films, (More to come)

For the Full Schedule and Directions, please visit our web site at www.TwistedSpine.com .

PLEASE NOTE: If you submitted a SCREENER COPY of your project (made for film fest submissions only) now is the time to send us the high quality version. Your HQ version must be the same as your submitted version. If there are any changes in content or duration. Your project will be pulled from the line-up. TwsitedSpine.com Films, PO Box 361282, Strongsville, Ohio 44136. If we do not receive your HQ version, we will run the LQ. (Please note, this is the last year we will accept Screener Copies as submissions.)

Thanks again, and hope to see on September 24 & 25.


The official deadline for this year's Micro Film Fest has past. In order to be considered for screening opportunities for this year's event, entries had to be postmarked by August 24, 2005.. Our festival committee will be posting on our web site a list of works and approximate screening times for all entries selected to be presented at this year's event within a couple of days . TwistedSpine.com Films sincerely appreciates the interest shown to our festival by independent filmmakers from across the nation and beyond. Every effort was made to screen as many works as our schedule would allow. In order to present what we feel will be an interesting and well-rounded event, we will be showcasing lectures and seminars by some of independent film's brightest talents to be interspersed throughout the two day event.Speakers include, Johnny Wu, James Renner, William Johns, Peter John Ross, Robert Banks and . Congratulations to this year's Official 2005 TwistedSpine.com Micro Film Fest Selections and a special thanks to everyone that submitted works. The committee had a hard time making final selections from what was truly a treasure trove of wonderful, creative submissions. All made on a "micro" budget! Also, thanks to everyone who submitted scripts to our first annual short screenplay competition. Fine examples of some of tomorrow's top screenwriters were represented. But only one screenplay will win the title of Best Short Screenplay 2005. Another tough choice to cull from so many imaginative entries! Please plan on attending the festival September 24 & 25 and help us support the many "true" independent filmmakers that will be showing their talents on the big screen. Admission is free, so let's make it two days to remember! Hope to see you there!

TwistedSpine.com Films is pleased to announce that it is accepting submissions for the second annual TwistedSpine.com Micro Film Fest.

If you are a micro-budget filmmaker, this is the perfect opportunity to have your project viewed by our staff of judges for possible inclusion at this year's festival film screenings.

This event will feature the best shorts and features chosen from submissions by talented filmmakers just like you! Discussions and workshops will be presented by veteran industry professionals on topics that you have asked for. Representatives from a multitude of industry services, independent film companies and more will be on hand to talk with you in our dealer and exhibition area. The evening will wrap up with our traditional awards ceremony.

Last year's festival was so successful people didn't want to leave. We plan to incorporate much more into this year's show in the same time frame, guaranteeing that this will an action packed, exciting time for all attendees. Plans are also in the works for an AFTER PARTY where people can gather following the festival closing to network and socialize.

The TwistedSpine.com Micro Film Fest is waiting to see your award winning projects and show them to the world! Don't get shut out. Submit your works today !