Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Film Festival
The Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival is a springtime film festival in the U.S. state of Minnesota that has been held since 1981. With an annual attendance that exceeds 40,000, MSPIFF is known as the largest film event in the Upper Midwest.
The 35th annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival will take place April 7–23, 2016 and featured the world, US, and regional premieres of more than 250 films from over 70 countries.
Historically lauded for being one of the world’s finest showcases of Scandinavian films, the Festival features an eclectic lineup of films from more than 70 countries annually. Locally produced material is also highlighted through a series called Minnesota Made, or MN Made.
The Festival is organized by the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, a 501(c)(3) non-profit film exhibition organization operating out of the St. Anthony Main Theatre complex on the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. Several other area theaters also participate in the film festival.
In December 2014, The Film Society attracted national attention when it became one of the few distributors in the country to exhibit the controversial film, The Interview after Sony Pictures reinstated the film's theatrical release after scrapping it amidst threats from hackers purportedly associated with the North Korean government.
- Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival website
- The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul website
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