Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
Over 17 exhilarating days, Minneapolis blossoms into an epicenter of cinematic achievement as 45,000 avid film fans converge on the City of Lakes for hundreds of packed screenings, unforgettable parties and illuminating conversations. MSPIFF's lineup annually includes films from both intrepid new artists and influential luminaries alike hailing from more than 70 countries, and showcases bold international and American narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental films of all lengths in both competitive and non-competitive sections.
Each year, juries award over $10,000 USD in cash and prizes to winners of the annual Emerging Filmmaker, Documentary, Short, and Minnesota Made competitions. Known for its Midwest hospitality, offering complimentary ground transportation and accreditation to visiting guests, and featuring a one-of-a-kind travel fund to encourage filmmaker attendance, MSPIFF provides a platform for artists to engage with audiences, connect with their peers, and get noticed along the picturesque banks of the Mississippi River.