Events at IFP Minnesota
IFP MN provides a number of opportunities for local film and media makers to show their work, connect with each other, hone their professional skills and network with the film industry at large.
IFP MN venues for members to present their artistic visions to audiences big and small include:
- ??The popular monthly short film screening series, Cinema Lounge, takes place at the Bryant-Lake Bowl theater in Minneapolis on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. We screen 5-6 local, indie shorts and the filmmakers are there in-person to answer audience questions and give an intimate look at what went in to each film. With no charge for artists to submit a film, and no cover charge for viewers to attend, the Clounge is a cheap evening of cinematic fun in a relaxed, Uptown atmosphere.??
- MNTV is an innovative partnership between IFP MN, Twin Cities Public Television, Jerome Foundation, and Walker Art Center, which gives emerging Minnesota filmmakers the opportunity to screen on television and to be compensated for their work.
IFP MN holds an annual conference in partnership with Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC).
- Started in 2000, the IFP MN Midwest Filmmaker Conference (formerly called the Producers Conference) has developed in scope and impact in response to Minnesota's vibrant independent film and media community. From students to seasoned pros, they gather with each other and national experts for inspiration, learning, and practical connections to financing and distribution.