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Register for Winter Classes & Workshops

November 21st, 2015

IFP MN is offering a diverse range of courses in screenwriting, film production, directing, documentary, lighting, editing, animation, color correction, digital photography, and much more. Register today!









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IFP Minnesota Screenwriting Residency

October 26th, 2015

Effort funded by Knight Foundations Knight Arts Challenge

IFP Minnesota has launched the IFP Minnesota Screenwriting Residency, a new three-year program to support Minnesota screenwriters. Applications for the 2015-16 screenwriting residency were accepted until November 6. The process is currently under review by the panelists; 10 finalists will be announced on February 12, 2016, and the winner on March 25.

“While Minnesota, and St. Paul in particular, has many talented screenwriters, there are currently no residencies, fellowships or grants dedicated to their art form,” said IFP MN’s Executive Director, Andrew Peterson. “Screenwriting competitions and fellowships attract great attention and are instrumental in building successful careers. To address this need, IFP Minnesota, with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has created a dedicated screenwriting competition to support these underserved artists.”

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Independent Filmmaker Project MN’s 16th Annual Midwest Filmmaker Conference October 24

September 17th, 2015


Presented in partnership with Minneapolis Community & Technical College


This year’s conference will be intimate and diverse, taking place at IFP MN’s new Media Arts Center, 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 120, in St. Paul! We’re thrilled to announce another fantastic lineup for our mainstay event for indie filmmakers.

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Nearly 1,000 Attend IFP MN’s Grand Opening Weekend!

August 26th, 2015

Between our Friday Marsden|Gustafson Gallery opening, Saturday evening Gala, and Sunday afternoon Open House, nearly 1,000 visitors passed through the new IFP Minnesota Media Center’s doors August 21-23!

We were nothing less than thrilled by our turnout and the enthusiastic response to our new space, as well as our Ann Marsden/Gus Gustafson photo exhibit (running through year-end)! We give special thanks to our primary event sponsor Stephanie Dillon and Sidewalk Films.

We’d also like to thank our beverage providers: Lake Monster Brewing, The Third Bird, Alexis Bailly Vineyard, 45th Parallel Distillery, and Red Bull.

Gallery Web a1 Gallery_Web 2 Gala_Web1 Gala_Web3And many thanks to all who attended our weekend events! You helped make our new center feel like home and proved to us that this is an exciting new space for classes, events, exhibitions and more! We saw many old friends, made new ones, and were moved by the inspirational stories you shared with us. They serve as a good reminder of why we are so dedicated to serving the independent filmmaking and media arts community.


Sidewalk Films Presents IFP Minnesota’s Grand Opening

August 3rd, 2015

It’s finally here! We’ve moved in, decorated, and tested everything. Now we’re ready to have our first party! Please join us for a special 3-day celebration of Minnesota’s creative community at IFP Minnesota’s new media center, sponsored by Sidewalk Films. All events take place at 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 120, Saint Paul, MN 55114.
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