New Mississippi Minute Film Festival asks for 60-second films about the riverfront

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July 22, 2014
By: Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson

The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership (MRP) is hosting a new film festival featuring 60-second videos about the Mississippi River.

Minute-long submissions for the Mississippi Minute Film Festival will be accepted through the MRP website for the entire month of August. A panel of judges – including members of The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul and The Journal Editor Sarah McKenzie – will choose about 30 of the best films for a special screening in the Mill City Museum October 20. The show begins at 6:30 p.m.

The festival’s organizers ask that submissions stay family friendly.

“Pretend this will be shown to your grandparents in their living room,” the festival’s criteria reads.

The films will be divided into four categories based on location:

River Gorge: Ford Dam to Washington Avenue Bridge

Downtown Riverfront: Washington Avenue Bridge to Plymouth Bridge

River North: Plymouth Bridge to Lowry Bridge

Upper Harbor: Lowry Bridge to Minneapolis’s northern border

Awards will be given for first and second place in each category and for the best overall film.