Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival

Film Festival with Live Music and Art Exhibition, 2017–Present

Promoting unconventional narrative film


The Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival programs films with a unique voice that tell stories in an unusual way, experiment with the medium, or explore eclectic subject matter and themes. We encourage and celebrate subversiveness, innovative use of materials and budget, and quirky independent work that doesn’t fit comfortably within any one genre.

VTFF features Live Music Performances, an Art Exhibition, and of course — lots of Films! We cap the festivities with a filmmaker and VIP-only Award Ceremony Brunch & Excursion.

Visit the Vidlings & Tapeheads website for more info!


There’s something magical about watching movies with filmmakers and an audience that really gives a shit. Something amazing about the crazy days and long nights hanging out with fellow dreamers and makers. The thrill of discovery! I’ve been particularly inspired by fests that foster a creative community, involve music and art, and are anchored in a city or neighborhood that is often overlooked or underappreciated.

Festival Director & Programmer

Jerry White Jr.

Art Coordinator

Alana Carlson

Sponsorship & Media Coordinator

Andy Menko

Music Coordinator (2017)

Frank Stephens

Ant Hall & Ghost Light, 2320 Caniff St, Hamtramck, MI 48212