Sundance Institute Offers Free Short Film Master Class

March 14th, 2018

Learn from fellow filmmakers and connect with St. Paul’s short film community at the Sundance Institute’s Short Film Master Class, presented in partnership with FilmNorth and St. Paul Neighborhood Network. Geared towards both new and experienced directors—as well as writers, producers, actors, crew, and anyone else interested in short film—this is a unique opportunity to hear real-world stories and discuss ideas with industry experts.

Guest panelists: Andrew Ahn (Director, SPA NIGHT and Sundance Now’s THIS CLOSE); Chistina Choe (Director, NANCY, and the docuseries WELCOME TO THE DPRK); and Mike Plante, Sundance Film Festival programmer and Short Film Master Class and Shorts on Tour program coordinator.

The Master Class is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 1–6:30 pm at SPNN, 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 170 (park in main lot facing Wabash Avenue). This is a FREE event; RSVP required. Click here for more info and RSVP.

Register for FilmNºrth Spring Classes!

March 1st, 2018

Along with all our popular mainstay courses in cinema production, screenwriting, animation, editing, and photography, FilmNorth’s new offerings include Melody Gilbert’s Documentary Pitching Workshop and James K. Lambert’s Narration for Documentary. View the full schedule here.


February 14th, 2018

Through grants from Aroha Philanthropies and the Knight Foundation, FilmNorth is offering two free 8-week basic filmmaking classes in 2018: Creating a Short Video Memoir, taught by Pam Colby, and Introduction to Short-Form Narrative Filmmaking and Video Poems, taught by Barbara Wiener. Each class is offered twice between spring and fall. A culminating screening event to showcase student work will take place following each class. Full details and registration here.

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