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IFP Media Arts offers training that can enable you to express yourself as you've never done before! Whether your medium is film/video, screenwriting, photography, audio or web design, we've offerings for you. Click on the video to the left and see how IFP member Odessa Marie Clay went from being a beginner to getting her short films into film festivals after taking our classes.
Brady Kiernan's feature Stuck Between Stations will premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in NYC as part of the Viewpoints section. Congratulations, Brady and the whole SBS crew!
Patricia Fox's screenplay, Anatomy of a Town has been recorded as a radio play. It won a screenwriting contest and this broadcast was the grand prize. The KCBX broadcast time for Anatomy of a Town is March 7th at 7:30 PM Monday evening, Pacific Time, 9:30 PM Central Time. You'll be able to listen live to the show on the internet (www.kcbx.org). It will also be archived on this site. Anatomy of a Town was a Finalist 3 times for the McKnight Screenwriting Grant.
The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, held in mid-March in Austin, TX, is one of the most important cultural events in the US, encompassing the latest in film, music and technology. This year, two Minnesota filmmakers will premiere their latest short films at SXSW: Jesse Roesler with his documentary about an unconventional pair of artists in Ghent, Belgium, Man and Machine: A Naked Robotic Love Story (left) and Todd Cobery with his personal and surreal story of one man's grief, Good Morning Beautiful. Congratulations, Jesse and Todd!
IFP Member Film Going SXSW: IFP Member Jesse Roesler's new documentary short film Man & Machine: A Naked Robotic Love Story will have its World Premiere at the 2011 South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Director Jesse Roesler and co-director Jonathan Nowak will be traveling with the film to SXSW this March. The 21 minute film explores the challenges and delights found in sustaining a creative identity within a romantic relationship and the controversial naked robotic orchestra that the couple Godfried Willem-Raes and Moniek Darge conduct in the nude using Doppler sonar radar. View the trailer and learn more about the film at www.manandmachinemovie.com
The 20 films entered in the Z Fest 2011 Film Festival will make their public debuts on Thursday, March 3rd. The screening, which is open to the public, will be held the Showplace ICON Theatre complex in St. Louis Park from 7:00 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are available for pre-purchase at shop.zsyst.com and will also be on sale in the lobby of the theater before the screening.
Twenty teams of local filmmakers are competing for more than $5,000 in prizes in the second annual Z Fest by shooting and finishing a five to seven minute film within only nine days.
Z Fest 2011 is hosted by Z Systems, inc. - a local professional video systems integrator, and sponsored by AJA Video, Apple, Avid, G-Technology, Sony, Blown Concepts, Shaker’s Vodka, and Grain Belt Brewery. Z Fest’s mission is to support the local independent film and video production community. The films from last year’s festival are available for viewing online at www.zsyst.com/zfest .
From Al Justiniano: For the 10th successive year, Teatro del Pueblo, in collaboration with Pangea World Theater, is shining the spotlight on Latin American politics at the 2011 Political Theatre Festival: Latinos in Transition.
This year's festival features two productions by guest artists: Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers by José Torres-Tama, and ¡Gaytino! by Dan Guerrero. The festival runs Feb. 17-27 at St. Paul's Gremlin Theatre, opening with Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers, February 17-19, and concluding with ¡Gaytino!, February 25-27. Ticket info>
St. Valentine's Day Massacre for the short film "How to Jail," Paul von Stoetzel's Killing Joke Films, in conjunction with Brute Force Films, is proud to announce our St. Valentine's Day Massacre Fundraiser for the upcoming short film "How to Jail." The event prefaces our production, which will begin this coming April. February 18th at 7:00 PM, The Black Forest Inn Banquet Room (1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis), Sliding scale $15-$25, tickets will be sold at the door.
IFP Media Arts first began holding media arts classes for persons with disabilities at the Minneapolis Courage Center in spring 2003, when IFP instructor/member Paul Bernhardt taught “Adaptive Technology for Photo & Video” with his wife Jolana, an occupational therapist. Courage Center is a rehabilitation and resource center that advances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence. The Center specializes in treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism, and disabilities experienced since birth.
Since the success of our first class, IFP Media Arts has coordinated a number of photography and video courses at Courage Center with about two dozen volunteer instructors. Photo classes include field trips to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center and culminate with a gallery exhibit of students’ work at the Center. Each class is remarkable in its own way. All manage to inspire students to express themselves through media arts in a unique manner and leave with an increased sense of fulfillment and purpose.
Member Discount at Springboard for the Arts
Springboard for the Arts has an excellent line-up of professional development workshops beginning February 1, covering subjects such as taxes, documentation, fundraising and website design. IFP Members are eligible to receive a 33% DISCOUNT on any workshop (for example, a $45 workshop would cost only $30). Check out the complete list of workshops and register at http://www.springboardforthearts.org or call 651-292-4381.