September 12th, 2017

Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota (IFPMN) announced today that it will be formally changing its name to FilmNorth, unveiling the new branding at its September 14th Gala, celebrating the organization’s 30th anniversary.

The Gala will also feature two awards. Actor/Director John Carroll Lynch will receive the organization’s inaugural FilmNorth Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement, innovation and artistry; and Director/Producer/Programmer/Educator Craig Laurence Rice will receive the inaugural Gordon Parks Trailblazer Award, presented by FilmNorth and SoulTouch Produtions. The Award honors the memory and life’s work of award-winning photographer, filmmaker and humanitarian Gordon Parks (1912-2006). It is chosen by FilmNorth staff and Board member Robin Hickman and is presented to a film artist whose career choices show a vision for diversity, equity and inclusion.

“After careful consideration, IFPMN’s Board of Directors agreed that the organization’s 30th anniversary offered the perfect opportunity to rebrand IFPMN as FilmNorth,” said Executive Director Andrew Peterson. “Of course, we’ll maintain our close relationships to all IFP chapters and Film Independent—but, like Film Independent in Los Angeles (which used to be IFP West), we felt it was time that our name more accurately reflected the unique place we occupy in the national independent film community.”

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30th Anniversary Fall Fundraiser Gala Auction Open for Bidding

September 7th, 2017

The IFP Minnesota 30th Anniversary auction is now open for bidding! The auction will run through Friday, September 22 at 11:59 PM. Click here to bid: http://biddingforgood.com/ifpmn

Our goal this year is to raise $5,000 to support our mission to empower artists to tell their stories, launch and sustain successful careers, and advance The North as a leader in the national network of independent filmmakers. We need your support! This is an exciting and fun way to help us, and at the same time have a chance to win cool items!

We’ll be adding new items to our auction. Check back often to see what’s new. Feel free to place a watch on your favorites so that you’ll know as soon as bidding begins!

Highlights: Two photographs of Prince; Hamilton Tickets (Chicago and New York); Tickets to Kinky Boots at the Ordway; One of a Kind Jewelry and more!


FilmNorth Fall Fundraiser Gala

August 16th, 2017

Our annual fundraising party celebrating our 30th anniversary supporting independent filmmakers in The North is scheduled for Thursday, September 14!

There will be delicious food, special guests, awards, live music, and DJ Chamun!



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