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2018 FilmNorth Forum

Carrying on the tradition of FilmNorth’s Midwest Filmmaker Conference, the newly rebranded FilmNorth Forum will cover a wide range of topics—from concept to distribution—with film and TV industry leaders. Register now!

Location: St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 170, St. Paul (next-door to FilmNorth)

Registration includes:

  • Panel discussions Saturday, July 14, 10 am-4:15 pm
  • Access to industry leaders and innovators
  • Ability to schedule one-on-one meetings with Forum guests, Sunday, July 15
  • 2 free screenings at Landmark Lagoon Cinemas, July 12th 5:30 pm and 8 pm
  • Morning coffee/pastries and lunch on Saturday, July 14
  • Forum Reception Saturday, July 14, 4:15-6 pm
  • New this year: low-cost consultation-only option
  • Free parking!

More info and registration here!

FilmNorth Seeks Youth Programs Manager

June 12th, 2018

FilmNorth is currently accepting applications for a Youth Programs Manager position to begin September 1, 2018. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and two work sample links to Please include “Youth Programs Manager” in the subject line.

FilmNorth is committed to being an inclusive workplace as well as increasing diversity in our workforce. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position. This position will remain open until FilmNorth has seen a diverse pool of candidates.

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Announcing the 2018 McKnight Media Artist Fellows

FilmNorth is pleased to announce the four Minnesota artists selected to receive the 2018 McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists. This year’s fellows are E.G. Bailey of Minneapolis, Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Jr., of Garrison, Kiera Faber of St. Joseph, and Wenonah Wilms of Minneapolis.

Out of a field of 73 applicants, the four fellows were chosen by a national panel of media artists and curators: Clint Bowie, the Artistic Director of the New Orleans Film Society; John Mhiripiri, Director of Anthology Film Archives in New York; Mary Jane Skalski, a New York based producer; and Amy Shatsky, the series producer for Independent Lens, in San Francisco.
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MNTV 2018 Selections

Twelve 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 series produced in collaboration with FilmNorth, Twin Cities PBS, and The Walker Art Center Moving Image Department. The new MNTV season will be broadcast state-wide, in addition to being streamed online by TPT. See the full program selection here!

Summer Classes & Workshops Open for Registration

FilmNorth is offering a packed summer class schedule! Classes begin July 10 and continue through September. Highlights include new classes Introduction to Writing for TV taught by veteran TV creator/writer/producer/actor Bo Kaprall, Production Audio Workshop with film sound expert Owen Brafford, and veteran FilmNorth photography instructor Deborah Meyer’s latest offering See! Think! Click! View the complete schedule here.