“The North” Mobile Photography Competition

October 7th, 2017

We’re looking for amazing images that evoke “The North.” Winter, spring, summer, or fall. Urban, suburban, or rural. Landscapes, people, animals, sports. We don’t want to put any limitations on your creativity—it’s all up to you! Is it ice fishing on a frozen lake? A majestic stand of pine trees? The dancing Northern Lights? Show us your idea of The North. Submission deadline is November 13, 2017. Click here for full details!

FACE Opens October 12 at Marsden/Gustafson Gallery

September 27th, 2017

Featuring work by Wale Deen Agboola, Pao Houa Her, Peter Phung, Bobby Rogers, and Sarah White, the Marsden/Gustafson Gallery at FilmNorth is proud to present FaceLike the artists featured in this exhibitionAnn Marsden strove to reveal the soul of her sitters and to honor the truth of her subjects. Face is presented in partnership with City Wide Artists and continues through December 21.

Opening reception: Thursday, October 12, 6–9 pm
Marsden|Gustafson Gallery at FilmNorth
550 Vandalia Street, Suite 120, St. Paul

Free and open to the public. Click here for more info.


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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