In this issue: 
Sudden opportunity to discuss indie film preservation tomorrow
Sizzling Cinema Lounge next week
Death to Prom comes out
Member news and more...

IFP Pro Presents 
IFP Founder Sandra Schulberg Discusses Film Restoration
Friday, November 15, 3:30-5:30pm
IFP Minnesota, 2446 University Ave W, St. Paul

Do you know where your master film and digital materials are? Are they being preserved in proper archival conditions? You're invited to an impromptu brainstorming session with Sandra Schulberg, who 35 years ago, founded the IFP. Now she's heading a brand new campaign called IndieCollect to preserve American indie films. She'll report on the rescue this summer of more than 800 indie films from the DuArt vaults and her amazing restoration of one of the most important documentaries in history, NUREMBERG: ITS LESSON FOR TODAY (1948), directed by Stuart Schulberg. She wants to find out how IndieCollect's collaboration with the participating archives can be of help to Minnesota filmmakers, so don't miss this lively, interesting discussion with this illustrious American cinema figure!
Workshops Starting Soon!
Whether you want to learn the basics, polish your skills or challenge yourself with something new--IFP MN is the place for practical, participatory classes and professional development opportunities for independent media makers. Complete listing and registration. 

NEW Dates: Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 16 & 17,10am-4pm


Basic Lighting & Grip Workshop

Saturday, December 7, 9am-5:30pm

Hosted by Lights On Minneapolis (, this workshop is for anyone working with film or video who wants to learn professional lighting techniques to affect the mood of a shot. We'll cover the vocabulary used to describe lighting a shot and how to use lighting equipment in single and multiple point lighting setups through hands-on demonstrations. 


10,000 Choices: Building a Screenplay from the Ground Up

Saturday, December 7, 10am-5pm

Writing a screenplay is a complex series of choices, from "Is this idea really a movie?" to "How do I get my finished script read?"  This workshop is ideal for the emerging to advanced screenwriter; basic screenwriting knowledge required.

Cinema Lounge

Wednesday November 20

Bryant Lake Bowl

7pm to 10pm 


(viewer discretion advised)


This month we're delving into the world of comedy and featuring a selection of short films with some heavy sexual overtones. That's right, this ain't your grandmother's CLounge. There's no nudity but these films contain a lot of skin and plenty of strong language.  

The line-up:

Domina, Justin Staggs

Lima Syndrome, Ryan Becken

One Small Problem, Ryan Wood

This Is Sex, Mike Forstein

You Only Die Once, Andrew Neill  


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Jeremy Wilker and Matt Stenerson's feature film  
Death to Prom

Minnesota Premier Screening at 
Sound Unseen Film and Music Festival

November 167pm
McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul  
A Peace of My Mind 
Thursday, December 5
The Southern Theater in Minneapolis. 
Doors at 6:30pm, presentation at 7pm.

John Noltner invites everyone to an evening of music, art, and community and the unveiling of a new A Peace of My Mind  exhibit. An IFP MN Fiscally Sponsored project, Noltner's initial book of photos and interviews has expanded into a multimedia art project and public dialogue. 

MNKINO40: The Final Frontier

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
November 17 
Stop Motion Animation Workshop: 1pm-4pm, Room 101, Main Building
MNKINO Screening, 6-7pm, Room 140, Main Building

Planning on coming? RSVP on Facebook. Remember, you don't have to make a video to come!

Metro State U

Screenwriting Faculty Wanted

Deadline: Nov. 18

Seeking adjunct faculty to teach screenwriting in a dynamic and growing screenwriting BA degree program at Metropolitan State University.  MFA in screenwriting; or MFA in Creative Writing with a focus in screenwriting; or MFA in production with a focus in screenwriting is required.  Must be active in the field of screenwriting. 

Class begins in January 2014, and runs one night a week for 15 weeks. 

Send a PDF of cover letter and resume to [email protected]

or send a paper version of cover letter and resume to James Byrne, Metropolitan State University, 700 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN, 55106. 


14th annual Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art Festival

November 13-17, 2013
Various Venues 
20+ films (documentaries, narratives and short films) with screenings being held at the Trylon Microcinema, Landmark Center, Summit Brewing and McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul and Music Headquarters will be held each night of the festival at Amsterdam Bar & Hall. 
More info.

MSPIFF Marquee
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 
Late: January 3, 2014
Extended: January 10, 2014
33rd Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is April 3-19, 2014. Submissions open for films made after January 1, 2012. Additional information can be found at 

Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists. Through its education programs, direct interaction and programs for individual media artists, and re-granting programs, IFP supports the media arts community as it explores the art, technology, and business of personal storytelling through media.

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Phone 651-644-1912. Hours: M-F, 10:30AM to 5:30PM.

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