Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

by Andrew Oppeneer
(Minneapolis, MN USA)

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

The 35th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF)will take place April 7-23, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.

2015 Submission Dates:
Earlybird, Sept. 1, 2015
Regular, Oct. 15, 2015
Late, Nov. 15, 2015
Extended, Dec. 15, 2015
Withoutabox Extended Dec. 31, 2015

The MSPIFF is a catalyst for artistic discovery and an essential Spring exhibition showcasing more than 200 new films from around the globe. Over 17 exhilarating days, Minneapolis, Minnesota blossoms into an epicenter of cinematic achievement as 40,000 avid film fans converge on the City of Lakes for hundreds of packed screenings, unforgettable parties and illuminating filmmaker conversations. MSPIFF’s exceptional lineup annually includes films from both intrepid new artists and influential luminaries alike, hailing from more than 60 countries.

MSPIFF champions films that cross boundaries and shatter expectations by presenting bold international and American narrative, documentary, and animated films of all lengths in both competitive and non-competitive sections. Over the past few years, juries have awarded over $100,000 USD in cash and prizes to winners of the annual Emerging Filmmaker, Documentary, and Minnesota Made competitions.

For more than three decades, MSPIFF has steadily grown from a modest regional celebration of artistic achievement into a pillar of the festival circuit. Known for its Midwest hospitality, offering complimentary accreditation to visiting guests, and featuring a one-of-a-kind travel fund to encourage filmmaker attendance, the festival provides a platform for artists to engage with audiences-and connect with their peers-along the picturesque banks of the Mississippi River.

For more information about submitting a film to the festival please visit

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