Curated by IFP Media Arts and the Walker Art Center, MNTV showcases the finest films and videos produced in the state over the past two years. The showcase is a series of three one-hour broadcasts on TPT, featuring short films by Minnesota filmmakers of all levels of filmmaking experience. Submit your films now! There is no cost to apply! If your film is selected, * it will be broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television (TPT-TV) and streamed online; * it will be installed in the Best Buy Film/Video Bay at the Walker Art Center; * you’ll be paid $500 in licensing fees. The series will be broadcast in December 2011.
Cinema Lounge happens the 3rd Wed. of each month at the Bryant Lake Bowl. Max Becker and Britni West program a lineup of 4-5 locally made shorts (20 minutes or less) to screen each month. We mix it up with anything and everything: narratives, docs, music videos, animation, experimental. After each film, host Stephen Gurewitz conducts a 5-10 minute Q+A session with the filmmaker and audience.
Earlier this month, Environment Minnesota and Solar Works for Minnesota kicked off their short film contest, promoting the campaign for 10% Solar Energy by 2030. The contest is open for submissions until July 18th. Minnesota spends over $20 billion annually on imported energy. By adopting solar energy on the broad scale of 10% by 2030, Minnesota can address its biggest energy challenges – dependence on imported fossil fuels and the need to address the pollution it creates – while also boosting the economy. Through the “Putting the Sun to Work For Minnesota” short film contest, Environment Minnesota hopes to raise public awareness about the solar energy campaign. For that reason, films should be not only informative about the issues presented, but also unique and inspiring to the viewer. Entrants are asked to submit a 30-120 second video entitled “Putting the Sun to Work for Minnesota”. Prizes will be awarded in the following amounts: 1st - $1,500 2nd - $750 3rd - $250. Videos will be posted on the Environment Minnesota website and judged by professionals in the industry. The winning video will appear at a public showing near the end of August. For contest rules and for more information visit www.environmentminnesota.org and click on “Take Action”.
The True/False Film Fest (March 1-4, 2012) is gearing up for its ninth year of celebrating non-fiction cinema and is seeking out documentaries from all over the globe. True/False is interested in championing fresh, exciting voices in documentary, as well as works that tiptoe, or perhaps demolish, the line separating fact and fiction. True/False takes place in Columbia, MO, USA, a smart and enthusiastic community that embraces the festival and all its components-screenings, panels, parties, parade, game show, etc.-in a major way. True/False brings in a filmmaker to represent each feature film in its program, covering travel, lodging and pass, and offering an unparalleled experience. To see what other filmmakers, including James Marsh (Man On Wire, Project Nim), Adam Curtis (The Power of Nightmares) and Laura Poitras (The Oath), have to say about the festival experience, check out our site (http://truefalse.org/about/endorsements). Submit films here: https://truefalse.org/submit/features-and-shorts
Passionate about film? Outgoing, friendly, and hard-working? If so, the Flyway Film Festival (FFF) needs you for a variety of exciting roles as a FFF volunteer! The 4th Annual Flyway Film Festival (Pepin and Stockholm, WI), a premier destination festival for regional, domestic U.S. and international emerging and independent filmmakers, is now seeking dedicated volunteers of all abilities for a variety of technical, box office and hospitality positions for October 20-23, 2011. Flyway, a 90-minute drive from Mpls/St. Paul, is located in beautiful Wisconsin bluff country. First come-first serve cabin-style group housing is available, as well as tiered perks, including complimentary festival merchandise and screening access based on number of volunteer shifts committed to. In addition, a volunteer party with great food and prizes will be announced for mid-November. If you have additional questions or are interested in being a FFF volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Volunteer Application”. Please include your name, mailing address, and contact information. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you to discuss opportunities based on your preferred role and schedule.
The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival is happy to announce our Call for Entry for the 4th annual underground film festival hosted at the Minneapolis Collage of Art & Design. The submission deadline is October 21st and late deadline is open till November 4th for an additional fee, check website for more details. This December 2-4 MUFF will continue to showcase underground cinema’s most provocative and original works along side a selection of cult, horror & exploitation classics and already awarded underground films. This year also marks the first year with a new director and to celebrate we have increased the number of cash & sponsored awards for all categories. For more information on the 2011 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival call for entries or to keep up to date on the upcoming festival or our year-round activities, visit us online at: Minneapolisundergroundfilmfestival.com On Facebook: Mpls Underground Film Festival Or Twitter: @Mplsuff
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2012 MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul has announced the opening of its submissions window for the eagerly awaited 2012 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. Films completed after January 1, 2010 are now being accepted for consideration. All entries must be postmarked by February 10, 2012. The Festival returns to St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis, April 12 – May 3, 2012. Presenting over 280 films to an audience that last year exceeded 40,000, this is the largest, most anticipated film event in the Upper Midwest, and one of the largest annual cultural events in the Twin Cities. The 2012 competition prizes and categories will be announced soon. All Minnesota made films will be eligible for competition selection and are exempt from submission fees. For additional submissions information and to begin the process, visit mspfilmsociety.org. The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul presents the very best of national and international independent cinema on Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414. For additional information or questions, contact Jesse Bishop, Programming Coordinator at 612-331-7563 or email@example.com.