First Ever MIFA FILM FEST

If your students have ever made a movie and you want to get some screen time for them, this is your event.   November 8, 2014 at Dexter High School, MIFA will host its first-ever Member school film festival. Every member school (yes, even middle schools) can submit up to three films in two different categories. Also, for the first time, Affiliate Individuals can enter a MIFA event as well.   Check out the application in the store. And follow the link to the entry form. The rules are attached here and can be downloaded.
If your students have ever made a movie and you want to get some screen time for them, this is your event.
 
November 8, 2014 at Dexter High School, MIFA will host its first-ever Member school film festival (in conjunction with its Original Interp Festival). Every member school (yes, even middle schools) can submit up to three films in two different categories. Also, for the first time, Affiliate Individuals can enter a MIFA event as well.
 
Check out the application in the store. And follow the link to the entry form. The rules are attached here and can be downloaded.

Jeanne Gilbert honored by MIFA with NFHS Award


Each year the National Federation of High Schools permits MIFA to nominate one person who has distinguished him or herself in any of our disciplines. We are strictly limited to one nominee each year. It is with great excitment and pride we submitted a nomination for Jeanne Gilbert, long time Theatre and IE coach from Bay City John Glenn High School.
 
To quote from our nomination: She is a living testament to the power of speech and theatre activities as a high school student, college student, coach, teacher, director and mentor. She is abundantly active in community theatre and so she SHOWS as well as TELLS. She embodies the principles of professionalism and exhibits the highest rigor in ethical standards in the fields of education, IE and theatre. The recommendation comes from all 17 members of the Michigan Forensic Council as embodied in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association. We submit her name for this award in unanimity and with great pride.

Original Interp at Dexter High School

It's the 19th Annual Original Interp Tournament at Dexter High School on November 8, 2014. Get those pencils and pens out (OK, I know all composition is on your screens now) and build the best interp piece you know how. Then join us for all the fun.
 

New roles and new personnel for MIFA

I am extremely happy to report that Becca Weissman billing@themifa.org has joined us as MIFA's bookkeeper. She takes over the email address that Kim Potocki used for a long time. If you have questions about invoices or payments, Becca is the one to contact.
 

AmazonSmile makes donating to MIFA painless

We participate in the AmazonSmile program whereby 1/2% of all qualifying Amazon purchases will be delivered directly to the MIFA bank account. It costs you nothing. You shop like you always do and MIFA benefits. PLEASE, if you ever shop at Amazon.com, just follow this link to instructions on how to help MIFA.

Tax deductible contribution to general fund

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Each dollar you give means we are that much closer to another event, another scholarship and a more vital organization. We thank you for your help. These funds go directly into the general fund for operations of the organization. MIFA is a non-profit charity organized under section 501(C)3 of the IRS code.

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The Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association promotes education-based middle and secondary school speech and debate activities and interscholastic competition as a means to develop a student’s lifelong skills and values, as well as the public’s awareness of the value of speech, debate, and communication education.

As an organization, the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association embraces diversity, interconnection, and visionary leadership while fostering a greater sense of community. We empower students to become proficient communicators, ethical individuals, critical thinkers, lifelong learners and leaders in a democratic society.