The Art of Making It


MICA Bbox Fri, Apr 29, 2022 5:30 PM
MICA Brown Falvey Hall Sat, Apr 30, 2022 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Feature
Runtime:94 min
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kelcey Edwards
Produced By:Debi Wisch, Allison Berg, Susan Norget
Cinematographer:Sebastian Lasaosa Rogers
Editor:Nyneve Laura Minnear
Composer:Troy Herion


Focusing on a diverse group of compelling young artists at pivotal  moments in their careers, The Art of Making It explores the forces that  thrust some into the stratosphere while leaving others struggling to  survive. Who gets seen, who gets left behind, and who is anointed to tell the stories of our time? Interweaving the voices of creative luminaries and disruptors, the film is both a cautionary tale about what America stands to lose if we don't rethink what we value, and a love letter to those who persevere in their artistic practice in  spite of the extraordinary odds of ever achieving commercial success.

Following the screening on April 29 artist and curator Ginevra Shay will lead an audience Q&A with filmmakers Kelcey Edwards and Peter Mer. 

Following the screening on April 30, Founding Editor of BmoreArt Cara Ober will lead an audience Q&A with filmmakers Kelcey Edwards and Peter Mer. 

All Festival attendees must follow our COVID-19 health and safety protocols at ALL MdFF venues. These policies are subject to change based on local and regional metrics.

New in 2022:

  • You must reserve your seats in advance for all film screenings and premium events at this year’s festival.
  • Face masks are required at all times in all venues
  • Proof of vaccination (and booster shot, if eligible) OR proof of negative PCR test dated a maximum of 72 hours before the festival