April 7-23: Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

The 35th annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival runs April 7-23 and showcases over 300 films at 17 locations in the Twin Cities, including ten films and several shorts that will be screened at Film Space.

View the full list of events at Metropolitan State online. Admission is free at the door for all Metropolitan State students and faculty with university ID. General admission tickets are now available to the public.

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Metropolitan State University welcomes the festival, which for the first time will screen several entries at the Saint Paul Campus. This year will also be the debut of the new digital cinema theater, Film Space.

The events at Film Space start with a screening of How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change) 7 p.m., April 15 at Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul Campus, 700 East Seventh Street. A screening of short films will include “Mist on the River,” by James Byrne, program director for Film Space and screenwriting professor in Metropolitan State’s Communication, Writing & Arts Department, College of Arts & Science, at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

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“The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival is a spring break vacation around the globe—right here at home,” said Susan Smoluchowski, executive director of the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, MSPIFF’s non-profit parent organization. “This year, we’re bringing in an amazing slate of new, groundbreaking works in every genre, directed by experienced foreign filmmakers to emerging local talent.”

“We are pleased and excited to welcome such an important cultural event as the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival to St. Paul and to our campus. Their return to St. Paul marks a turning point in the history of film in St. Paul. Metropolitan State’s Film Space is launching a film festival initiative that will bring filmmakers and new film festivals to Saint Paul in the coming years,” James Byrne said.

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The events at Film Space start with a screening of “How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change)” 7 p.m., April 15 at Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul Campus, 700 East Seventh Street.