Register for the 17th Annual IFP MN Midwest Filmmaker Conference Set for September 24

September 17th, 2016

This year’s Conference covers timely topics of particular interest to filmmakers working outside the traditional media centers of New York and Los Angeles. Panels include a Case Study on the MN-made feature BLOOD STRIPE, Planning & Budgeting for Self-Distribution, Episodic Series Development, and Building & Creating a Diverse Film Culture. The Conference will be held at St. Paul Neighborhood Network, also located at Vandalia Tower, 550 Vandalia Street (Suite 170) in St. Paul.




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Register for Fall Classes & Workshops

August 29th, 2016

IFP MN is offering a wide range of courses in screenwriting, plus narrative, documentary and music music video production, post-production (editing/special effects/color correction), photography and more. Register today!

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Announcing the 2016 McKnight Media Artist Fellows

June 7th, 2016

Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota is pleased to announce the four artists selected to receive the 2016 McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists. This year’s fellows are Nicole Brending of St. Paul, and Michael Forstein, Isaac Gale, and Dan Schneidkraut of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“The national panel that chose these four fellows was blown away by the high quality of work in our state,” said Andrew Peterson, IFP Minnesota’s Executive Director. “This year’s fellows are an amazing group, and their body of work represents a diversity of media arts not often seen for this fellowship, including screenplays, documentaries, and music videos, as well as both traditional- and experimental-narrative films.”

AFlogo_R_3C_SThe McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists support mid-career artists residing in Minnesota whose work is of exceptional artistic merit. The $25,000 fellowships will enable these four artists to study, reflect, experiment, and explore over a twelve month period with support and assistance from IFP Minnesota and The McKnight Foundation.

In addition to the cash award, the program supports its fellows by creating opportunities to meet with local and national art professionals, by organizing a year-end McKnight Retrospective featuring the fellows, by providing assistance to attend the annual Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles, and by offering special class and workshop opportunities through IFP Minnesota.

The fellowships are funded by a generous grant from The McKnight Foundation and administered by IFP Minnesota.

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