News Archive

Tea with Mr. Tillman, Anyone?

March 25th, 2015

We encourage you to stop by and talk with Education Director Reilly Tillman for more information about classes and to tour the facility. He is loving our new space at Vandalia Tower located midway between the two downtowns, immediately off the Cretin-Vandalia exit and within walking distance of the METRO Green Line. Continue reading »

Forecast Public Art: Open Call to IFP MN Members

March 11th, 2015

IFP MN and Forecast Public Art are excited to announce a third year of supporting local filmmakers in the creation of ten unique films profiling public artists. Last year’s Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) included a dedicated screening of the films and just last month a film about artist Randy Walker created by IFP MN member John Akre was screened at the Louvre in Paris!

We will be kicking off a new round of films in April/May and are looking for filmmakers interested in participating. Selected filmmakers receive compensation for their work and are provided access to production equipment at IFP MN. Each filmmaker is also partnered with one of our youth from IFP MN’s after school high school program, JuiceMedia. The youth are paid stipends to work as production interns on the projects. Continue reading »

McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists Applications Now Open

February 17th, 2015

$100,000 in artist fellowships for filmmakers, screenwriters, game developers, radio producers, and other media artists.

AFlogo_R_3C_S_240pxIndependent Filmmaker Project Minnesota is now accepting applications for the McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists, which IFP MN administers on behalf of the McKnight Artist Fellowships Program. Four $25,000 fellowships will be awarded to mid-career Minnesota media artists who have demonstrated continued excellence in their work. Continue reading »

Announcing 2015 Spirit Awards Screenings

December 1st, 2014

Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota and the Walker Art Center, in coordination with Film Independent, will once again present free, members-only screenings of twenty Film Independent Spirit Awards-nominated films from January 13 through February 11, 2015.

The annual Film Independent Spirit Awards celebrate artist-driven filmmaking and recognize the year’s finest achievements. For the third year in a row Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota and Walker Art Center members have a chance to see all of the nominated films in four categories in advance of the live IFC broadcast Spirit Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on February 21, 2015. Continue reading »

New Screenwriting Residency Competition

September 30th, 2014

Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota Announces St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge Grant for New Screenwriters Residency Competition

We are pleased to announce that we have been selected for a St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge grant of $60,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for an artist residency program to help develop local screenwriters.

IFP Minnesota’s screenwriting residency competition, one of 42 grant winners (from 868 submissions) aims to raise national visibility of St. Paul and Minnesota screenwriters and to boost screenwriting locally as an art form. IFP Minnesota received the third highest grant award of all recipients and the only three-year award. Continue reading »

Let’s Get Moving

September 9th, 2014

IFP Minnesota Announces Move to Vandalia Tower

Opening State-of-the-Art Media Center January 2015

St. Paul, MN, September 16, 2014–Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota (IFP Minnesota) has announced that it will be an anchor tenant in Vandalia Tower, a new development by First & First, located at 550 Vandalia in the heart of Saint Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone. “We’re thrilled to be one of the first organizations to make the move to Vandalia Tower,” said IFP Minnesota Executive Director Andrew Peterson. “This move will support and centralize our growing programs, focus attention on the Twin Cities’ thriving independent film community, and create a dynamic, new space that will attract artists across all disciplines.” Continue reading »

Announcing The 2014 McKnight Media Artist Fellows

June 3rd, 2014

Local media artists Rolf Belgum, D.A. Bullock, and Melissa Butts have been selected as McKnight Media Artist Fellows for 2014.

The McKnight Foundation awards three $25,000 mid-career fellowships to Minnesota media artists annually. Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota, a film and media arts resource center in St. Paul, administers the program, each year assembling a selection panel of industry professionals who live and work outside of Minnesota. Continue reading »