MNTV

Watch the MNTV 2010 Trailer HERE!

Congratulations to the 2010 MNTV Filmmakers!
This year, 18 short films were selected from around 70 submissions for MNTV 2010, a three-part program highlighting the best in Minnesota filmmaking in the past two years. The series will be broadcast on TPT in December. The selected films are:

2010 MNTV Broadcast Schedule

PROGRAM I:  
December 12 at 10:30 pm on TPT2
December 19 at 9:00 pm on TPTMN

THE OLD CLYDE ROAD, by Josh Carlon
An animated tale of banjos, squirrels, and revenge. Music by The Bitter Spills.

Station

STATION, by Jaime Carrera and Tyler Jensen
By incorporating pedestrian tasks from everyday life and a movement piece simultaneously performed by several characters, “Station” attempts to deconstruct the notion of stagnation and longing within the confines of desire.

Interact

OUT OF THE SHADOWS: INTERACT CENTER FOR THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, by Robert Hammel
Art in and of itself changes lives and promotes healing.  This short documentary shows that creating art and theater in a professional environment brings people out of the shadows of their second-class citizenry and enables them to participate fully in life.

ART LETTER (FOR GABRIELLE CIVIL), by Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe
A lo-tech, handmade aesthetic and the intimacy of letters convey the doubt and ultimately the trust that being an artist is a worthy pursuit.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER, by Jong-Moon Jeong
A story about the photographer who looks for light.

Thrown/Throne

THRONE/THROWN, by John Koch and Vanessa Voskuil
Taking its impetus from W.B. Yeats' poem "The Second Coming," "throne/thrown" explores the search for the position in one's life by which to conduct one's authority over it.

Poem For The Sea

POEM FOR THE SEA, by Jila Nikpay
A vignette based on a yearlong correspondence with a young Iranian man. Through his writing and imagination he copes with the ominous presence of the state in the life of its citizens. The film is made in response to a 2009 political uprising in Iran, called the Green movement.

Dancing Indonesia

DANCING INDONESIA’S SILENCE, by Mahilam Palanisami
Indonesian dance professor Diyah Larasati looks to her life experiences when teaching her students at the University of Minnesota. Initially raised by her grandmother, and later adopted by a military family in Indonesia, she questions the intersections of power, war, and identity through dance.

The Afterling

THE AFTERLING, by Ann Prim
Part animation, time lapse wonderment, and seductive cinema metaphor. A film of illusion, about illusion and the "slight of hand" of memory construct this oblique autobiographical film short.


PROGRAM II:  
December 19 at 10:30 pm on TPT2
December 26 at 9:00 pm on TPTMN

JIMMY BLACK’S CADILLAC, by Carrie Boberg
Albert is engaged & in love… or so he thinks, until one fateful night in the back of Jimmy Black's Cadillac.

Abandon Me

ABANDON ME, by Sayer Frey
Set in 1940's rural America, "Abandon ME" depicts the mysterious crucible of a woman's displaced memory. A middle-aged daughter abandons her aging mother in a cornfield.  Destined to confront her past, she is haunted by three parts of herself who compel her to take her first steps toward reclaiming her life.

CLAUDIA, by Stephen Gurewitz
Claudia returns home to pay a visit to her ex the day before his wedding.

Bike Race

BIKE RACE, by Tom Schroeder
This animated film uses documentary interviews to tell the story of a bicycle race that turns into a love triangle.  The second of three intended films in the manner of Tom's earlier film, "Bike Ride" (2000).


PROGRAM III:  
December 26 at 10:30 pm on TPT2
January 2 at 9:00 pm on TPTMN

Frenetic Kinetics

FRENETIC KINETICS!, by Tim Fort
"Frenetic Kinetics!" is a sampler of kinetic-art ideas and showcases chain-reaction techniques never seen before.

THE BRAMBLE EXPERIENCE, by Al Milgrom
A rare Russian ikon (carried by Peter the Great’s troops in the 1709 Battle of Poltava against the Swedes) arrives at a little church in the woods of northern Minnesota at a turn of the road called Bramble, to re-sanctify an old church founded around 1900 by a Russian immigrant community.

Insalata Caprese

INSALATA CAPRESE, by Jesse Roesler
Every true love begins with a true story. Revealed through the perspective of two passionate yet introverted artists, “Insalata Caprese” is about the moment we stop waiting for life to happen and dare to start living.

Lines of Communication

LINES OF COMMUNICATION, by Mike Scholtz
Animator Angela Steffen has a complicated relationship with her father. But when she learns he has been diagnosed with cancer, she uses her art to communicate with him.

Circle & Three Lines

A CIRCLE AND THREE LINES, by Jan Selby
Do you know what the peace symbol really means? This short documentary follows the peace symbol from its creation in England during the 1950’s to its commercialization today.

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Guidelines for application to the 2011 MNTV competition will be announced in SPRING 2011.
If you’d like to look at last year’s Guidelines and Application Form, here they are:
Download the 2010 MNTV Guidelines
Download the 2010 MNTV Application Cover Sheet
The goal of MNTV is to provide a television broadcast venue for short-form film and video makers and to nurture an audience for their work. The MNTV program often represents the first time local filmmakers are compensated financially for the projects they produce and direct. Licensing fees of $500 are paid to the filmmakers for the broadcasts on TPT.

Funding is provided by the Jerome Foundation

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