Ten Second Film Festival at the Soap Factory

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June 21, 2010 // UPDATED 10:28 am - June 21, 2010
By: Gregory J. Scott
Gregory J. Scott
Ah, the Ten Second Film Festival. The annual celebration of short-attention spans and demented, zero-budget local cinema has become one of the summer’s most pleasurable traditions. On July 4, crowds will once again stroll through the hazy aftermath of the St. Anthony Main fireworks show to the Soap Factory lawn, take a seat in the grass and watch ten-second clips projected on the rear of the brick building.

This year’s host is Kevin Albertson, from MplsTV. The Current’s Barb Abney returns as a celebrity judge. Local group Private Dancer will play a set before the festival and then stick around to provide “jingles” during the films. Schell’s is hooking up the beer for the event.

This year also features a few new categories, including “Wildlife,” “Hangin’ Out” and “Mindless Violence.”

The festival doesn’t start until 10:30 p.m. But you might want to arrive early and snag a good seat. Beer sales start at 8 p.m.

The Soap Factory

518 2nd St SE

Minneapolis, MN