We’re coming to you “live” from Sundance 2017 Day 3, with Jim Brunzell (Sound Unseen, AGLIFF, Hammer To Nail). In this episode we review some of the films we’ve already seen, what we’re looking forward to, and some notes about the festival and maybe some personal stories, too. Recorded live from our condo in Park City, we hope you enjoy this update and we’ll be back with updates on the Minnesota-related projects here.
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Person To Person
Free and Easy
The Little Hours
Films not mentioned:
Ingrid Goes West
The Incredible Jessica James
God’s Own Country
Independent Pilot Series showcase
Filmmaker, producer, editor, assistant (and more) Jason Schumacher chats with us about his features, shorts, and the state of filmmaking here in The North. His most recent short film, Sad Clown, is a must-see film and his last feature, The Telephone Game, is getting VOD release this month. Jason is working on the forthcoming feature film, Twin Cities, with David Ash, a documentary about competitive skydiving called Beyond The Thrill, and he’s also a board gamer in his free time.
The IFP MN grand re-opening gala celebration is this coming weekend, August 21-23rd with food, drinks, special guests, gala party, open house, gallery opening and much more! Friday and Sunday are free, but get your tickets now for Saturday night!
At the recent Documentary Summit MSP here in the Twin Cities, Jeremy sat down with Jan Selby, from Quiet Island Films, to chat about her career path and her socially-impactful documentary films. Her doc about veterans and peace, “Beyond The Divide,” has had a great festival run and will be broadcast in the fall and she’s already at work on her next doc on Montessori education, currently titled “Building The Pink Tower.”
IFP MN Docuclub (facebook group)
We visit with documentary filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson and learn all about her approach and work in the doc arena, including the projects on ‘green’ energy, Green Green Water, and forgiveness, Risking Light. Dawn is the owner of Emergence Pictures and a member of the Twelve Plus collaborative. She will be one of several filmmakers providing their insights and expertise at the upcoming Documentary Summit at MCAD on July 24-25th.
Mark your calendars for IFP MN‘s new facility grand opening celebration weekend, August 21-23rd 2015.
Documentary Summit MSP
Jeremy sits down with Kevin Pontuti, professor at UW Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin, to learn more about the 2015 Summer Cinema Intensive (an 8-week college-credit hands-on filmmaking course) and the normal degree offerings for students enrolling at Stout (digital cinema, animation, sequential/comic art). Plus, the wooded river-side setting can’t be beat!
UPDATE: Norah just won the Best MN Doc award at MSPIFF! Congrats!
This episode we sit down and chat with producer-director Norah Shapiro about her new documentary, Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile, which just had its local premiere at MSPIFF 2015 (after the world premiere at DOCNYC!). Does starting off as a public defender make for a good filmmaker? And what does local moonshine have to do with any of this?
This episode we sit down and chat with John Zdechlik, owner of Z Systems in St. Louis Park and the host of the ongoing short film festival (with nice prizes), Z-Fest. We chat about the biz, gear, the festival, and more.
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