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FilmNorth Announces New Leadership on the Board of Directors

January 6th, 2022

FilmNorth’s Board of Directors has elected Saint Paul Neighborhood Network’s Bianca Rhodes as the organization’s new Board President at their December board meeting. Rhodes will serve a one-year term at the helm of the region’s largest filmmaker service organization. 

“Bianca has been an extremely dedicated and thoughtful member of the Board for many years,” said FilmNorth Executive Director Andrew Peterson. “Her work at SPNN and within the community makes her uniquely qualified to lead the Board as FilmNorth continues its work at the forefront of media arts education and support in the US.”

Rhodes steps into the position most recently held by Bethany Whitehead, who is stepping off of the board at the end of her term.

Joining Rhodes on FilmNorth’s Executive Committee are Kellan Anderson Lee, Business Affairs for Target Creative, and filmmaker and TWEAK Digital founder Jeremy Wilker, who will serve as Co-Vice Presidents; Sam Burnham of Adbo, Eick & Meyers LLP, as Treasurer; and City Lights Media founder Warren Harmon, as Secretary.

In addition, Alison Guessou, Rebecca McDonald, Sherry Meek, Jamie Schumacher, and Quinn Villagomez AKA Shimmer were unanimously voted onto the Board of Directors for two year terms, starting January 2022.

“This dynamic group of leaders offers a wealth of knowledge, experience and demonstrated leadership in the region,” Peterson said. “We look forward to the contributions each of them will make in helping to guide FilmNorth as work together to advance FilmNorth’s strategic goals and implement our new Theory of Change.”

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January 1st, 2022

Happy New Year from everyone at FilmNorth!

Thriving in The North

November 19th, 2021

Make a year-end contribution to FilmNorth!

FilmNorth set a fundraising goal of $30,000 to support programming for filmmakers from all backgrounds and experience levels – from Stories 55 for older adults to JuiceMedia for youth; from professional development for emerging artists to fiscal sponsorship for new projects; and from financial support for artists to access to facilities and equipment for all. A donation in any amount will help FilmNorth thrive!

You can make a donation to FilmNorth here. Any amount makes a difference! Thank you!

#GTMD21

November 11th, 2021

In the final two months of this year, FilmNorth has set a fundraising goal of $30,000 to allow us to continue to support independent filmmakers who call Minnesota home. Any amount given on Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 18 makes a difference! Click here to make a donation. Thank you!

Save the Date!

November 10th, 2021

Minnesota’s annual Give to the Max Day is coming up on Thursday, November 18! Early giving has already begun and FilmNorth is eligible for additional grants and prizes.

COVID-19 continues to be exceptionally difficult for nonprofit arts organizations, including FilmNorth. We are grateful for our incredible community who has supported us as we successfully moved film classes, youth programs, and CinemaLounge screenings online and as we slowly reopen our facility for in-person classes. 

In the final two months of this year, FilmNorth has set a fundraising goal of $30,000 to allow us to continue to support independent filmmakers who call Minnesota home. We invite you to join us in celebrating the amazing talent of the filmmakers who share our stories with the world. You can join in Minnesota’s giving holiday by making a donation to FilmNorth here. Any amount makes a difference!

Thank you!