2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI
  • ScrapFest


2024 / United States / 22 Minutes / Karen Stefl

Film Synopsis

ScrapFest is a repurpose-focused art festival centered around a scrap metal sculpture competition in Lansing, Michigan. With only one hour to pick out 500 pounds of metal from the scrapyard and only four weeks to transform that metal into a breathtaking sculpture, the entire process is a race against the clock. This documentary follows three teams of artists through the 2023 event as they construct their pieces in the hopes of winning first place. Focusing on the artist’s history, motivations, creative problem-solving, hopes, fears, and personal goals, viewers of “ScrapFest” will get a never-before-seen look at everything that goes into the art that’s presented on festival weekend. But the path to success is not a straight line as the teams face unexpected obstacles on their creative journey to complete their pieces. How deep do they have to dig to get to the finish line and who will take home the coveted trophy?