Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival


Susan Smoluchowski, Executive Director

Jesse Bishop, Programming Director

Eric Wilson, Strategic Partnerships Director/Festival Coordinator

Andrew Lussenhop, Multimedia Manager

Alex Wolf, Programming Coordinator

Amanda Bialon, Development Coordinator

Mary Kate Burns, Community Engagement Coordinator

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Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Spring (usually April)

Deadline: December (check website for exact dates)

Entry: $45 for features. $30 for shorts. $25 for music videos. Free for Minnesota made films. Fees vary depending on deadline. Also accepts animation and experimental films.


Features, Shorts, Music Videos, Documentaries

Festival Season:



The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (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 45,000 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 70 countries. Known for its Midwest hospitality the festival provides a platform for artists to engage with audiences–and connect with their peers–along the picturesque banks of the Mississippi River.