July 7, 2016 at 12:45PM


CALL FOR ENTRIES: 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Submissions are now open for the 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, April 20 - May 6, 2017. Films made after January 1, 2016 are now being accepted for consideration.

Presented by the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, MSPIFF is one of North America’s largest and longest-running film festivals. The festival annually features new films from more than 70 countries to an audience of over 45,000 and attracts around 250 visiting industry guests from around the world. Panel discussions, parties and student screenings are highlights of the festival’s 17-day run each year.

Submissions are accepted through Withoutabox and FilmFreeway with the following deadlines:

Earlybird: September 1, 2016
Regular: October 15, 2016
Late: November 15, 2016
Extended: December 15, 2016
Withoutabox Extended: December 31, 2016

In recognition of Minnesota’s filmmaking community, MSPIFF offers one (1) complimentary submission per individual for projects that qualify as “Minnesota Made” and are submitted before the Late Deadline, November 15, 2016. Eligible “Minnesota Made” films submitted between November 16 – December 31, 2016 may request a 50% discounted entry. To qualify, a film’s director must be a current Minnesota resident OR a combined 50% or more of production and/or post-production must have taken place in Minnesota. Please email submissions@mspfilm.org to claim this fee waiver.

For information regarding awards, deadlines, fees, official guidelines, and links to the submissions platforms, please visit mspfilm.org/mspiff-submissions.

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