The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have highlighted the need for dramatic changes in the film industry – and, as if often the case, independent filmmakers are leading the charge for more equity, innovations, and calls for change. This year’s FilmNorth Forum focuses on Envisioning a New Independent Film Ecosystem, anchored by our Keynote Conversation with… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Independent Filmmaking
FilmNorth is pleased to announce the four Minnesota artists selected to receive the 2023 McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists. This year’s fellows are Raven Johnson, Catherine Licata, Jenny Lion, (all from Minneapolis), and Benjamin Percy (from Northfield). Out of a field of 67 applicants, the four fellows were chosen by an acclaimed national panel of… Read more »
We did it! The 2022 Minnesota legislative session closed with the passage of a Capital Investment bill, which awarded FilmNorth $2 million toward our new media arts center currently under construction at 2441 University Ave W in Saint Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone.
Saturday, June 17, 9:00 am-3:45 pm at FilmNorth Presented by filmmaker Stu Pollard (Rust Creek, Plus One, Bass Ackwards), who has raised more than $10 million in production funds over the course of his career, this workshop is ideal for filmmakers preparing to write independent film business plans targeting angel investors. Click here for more info and… Read more »
We’re thrilled to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded FilmNorth $15,000 in support of our Inclusive & Socially Conscious Filmmaking Lab! FilmNorth’s Inclusive & Socially Conscious Filmmaking Lab, now entering its third year, is a free 6-week program that helps filmmakers in any stage of their career practice greater inclusive and socially responsible filmmaking and become leaders… Read more »