In its sixth year, Wolf Tree Film Festival showcases films set in the Great Lakes region or that include themes or topics related to the region, as well as the work of filmmakers who reside in or grew up in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes region is defined as any state or territory that touches one of the Great Lakes (including Ontario, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York).
Submitted films should be no longer than 30 minutes, and all genres will be considered. The festival will take place at The Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall, MI* and will include screenings of each selected film, a Q&A with select filmmakers, an awards presentation, and a filmmaker roundtable with industry professionals.
Filmmakers, click here to submit a film.
Filmmaker Roundtable Host
Lesley recently directed A CHRISTMAS PRESENT for Great American Family, which garnered two Movieguide Awards (Best Family Movie & Best Actress ) . Lesley also co-created and directed the 2019 Fan Favorite and Christopher Award-winning TWO TURTLE DOVES for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, as well as directed A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION for Hallmark Channel. Her independent feature film, WOMEN & SOMETIMES MEN is available on HULU and her independent feature documentary, OBSCENE BEAUTY, is available on PRIME.
Lesley’s films have been official selections of the Chelsea Film Festival, New York State Film Festival, Portland Film Festival, Los Angeles Women’s Film Festival, Studio City Film Festival, Women in Film and Arts Festival, LA Shorts Awards, and the California Women’s Film Festival, to name a few.
A partial list of Executive Producer & Producer credits includes: “Christmas for Keeps”, “Love Strikes Twice”, and “Love Takes Flight” for Hallmark; “The Last Ninja” for the Discovery Channel; “Tiny House Nation” for the FYI Network; “Home Made Simple” for the OWN Network; “Fish Tank Kings” for NatGeoWILD; “Health Inspectors” for The Food Network; “Trucking Hell” For NatGeoUK; “Chasing Maria Menounos” for Oxygen; “Keeping Score”, “Hella Gay” and “Lady Bits” all for Fullscreen Media.
Lesley is a member of the DGA, PGA, SAG-AFTRA, Television Academy, and Alliance of Women Directors.