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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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IFP Documentary Class Shoots Project on Former Minnesota Viking Carl Eller

May 5th, 2016

Recently students of IFP MN’s Documentary Production class with Pam Colby were at the home of Carl Eller, retired Minnesota Vikings defensive end and Pro Football Hall of Famer. Carl is an accomplished ceramic artist, and the class’s short doc focuses on his new work—which will be displayed at the new Vikings stadium—plus how he’s all about helping players stay healthy after the NFL.


MovieMaker Declares Minnesota-made Films a Highlight of MSP International Film Festival

May 3rd, 2016

“Highlighting homegrown talent in a special competition, the festival recognizes and encourages the flourishing industry rooted in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.” Read the full article here.
















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MNTV Airdates

April 27th, 2016

Seventeen recent short works by Minnesota filmmakers have been chosen for a new season of MNTV. An important showcase that has been funded by the Jerome Foundation for more than two decades, MNTV has evolved into an annual three-part series produced in collaboration with Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota (IFP MN), Twin Cities PBS and Walker Art Center Film and Video Department.


Program 1

Sunday, May 1st @ 11 pm – TPT 2
Saturday, May 7th @ 4 am & 10 pm – TPT MN

Program 2

Sunday, May 8th @ 11 pm – TPT 2
Saturday, May 14th @ 4 am & 10 pm – TPT MN

Program 3

Sunday, May 15th @ 11 pm – TPT 2
Saturday, May 21st @ 4 am & 10 pm – TPT MN

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