We LOVE our Filmmakers..and Apparently, they LOVE us too!  Check out what they have to say about their experience at the Twin Cities Film Fest!


We had such an excellent time sharing the film with so many of the people who contributed over the past couple of years. We so appreciate the platform to share the film and bring it to an audience, and one of the highlights of my night was speaking with a couple of veterans who were at the premiere screening with their service animals. They were incredibly appreciative of the film and of the theme of the festival overall.   Wednesday night was really special to us. Even though I was a little overwhelmed and stressed out!

Remy Auberjonois, Director – BLOOD STRIPE

The Twin Cities Film Festival is a breath of fresh air on an ever expanding and often exhausting film festival circuit!  As soon as you arrive the team of volunteers make you feel at home and part of the community.  I was only there for a weekend, but was able to enjoy Minneapolis, films and make great friends.
Derek Hallquist, Filmmaker  DENIAL

As a filmmaker, you feel appreciated. As an audience member, you feel privileged. The arts are alive in the Twin Cities… and especially at the Twin Cities Film Fest.
Tim Vandesteeg – Producer IRON WILL

The passion and dedication all the people involved with the Twin Cities Film Festival was beyond amazing!!! Everyone we met was beyond amazing and had so many great opportunities to learn through workshops as well as the talent level of films that were represented. It was an honor to be apart of and hope to continue to be part of in years to come!!!
Nicole Valenzuela – Producer IRON WILL

What an amazing event! I cannot express the gratitude and overall feeling of community I have experienced at the TCFF. The whole experience seemed to flow seamlessly from the volunteers assisting with transportation to the TCFF Lounge. Thank you for allowing the Iron Will team to premier our film and continued success with the TCFF!
David Lepard – Producer – IRON WILL

Just wanted to thank you for including “Nowhereland” at the Twin Cities Film Festival. The festival was first class all the way around and I was so happy to be there. Also, really appreciated the Q&A, was interesting and rewarding to hear the feedback.
Robin Bain  Director/Actor – NOWHERELAND

Thank you so much for the opportunity to screen Waabooz at TCFF. It was a great experience and we’ve been enjoying the festival beyond that as well!
Molly Katagiri – Director – WABOOZ

I want to take a moment and thank Jatin Setia, Steven James Snyder, Bill Cooper and the whole Twin Cities Film Fest team for not just putting together a fantastic program of wonderful films but also creating an awesome festival. Great venue, great atmosphere and a warm welcome!
Jon Weinberg – Director/Actor  FUNERAL DAY

Super excited that No Light and No Land Anywhere won the Indie Vision Breakthrough Feature Film award at the Twin Cities Film Fest last night!! Thank you to our amazing Drea Clark for representing in that fair city, and to Jatin Setia and Steven James Snyder for showering her and our film with so much love!! Xx

THANK YOU to the Twin Cities Film Fest and everyone who came out to the Lake Runs Red PREMIERE last night! Words can’t describe how humbled we are. One of the best nights of our lives!
Jason Riesgraf – Director    LAKE RUNS RED

As a first time filmmaker (without papers-short doc), I can’t thank the Twin Cities Film Fest enough for all their attention to detail, the hospitality and total dedication toward the Fillmmakers and public in general. The quality of the films is outstanding and I can’t wait to come back with another film or as a patron. Thank you Twin Cities Film Fest!
Andres’ Parra – Director WITHOUT PAPERS

Thank you so much for including my first feature “Larchmont” in the festival this year. Seeing it yesterday in the movie theater was really an incredible experience for me and I’ll never forget it. You and your staff were always so nice and attentive, so thanks for running such a great operation. Hope to screen with you guys again in the years to come.
Ben Zuckert – Filmmaker – LARCHMONT

On behalf of the entire cast & crew of Oxenfree, I wanted to send another thank you for such a wonderful premiere experience. We all had an absolutely amazing time, and it was an honor to play at your wonderful festival.
Steve Molony – OXENFREE

Really spectacular film festival! Great staff. Great selection. Everyone in Minnesota should go at least once. Deserves to be ranked up there with the best!
Nathan Wold – Director – MAX MAN

TCFF caters to the filmmaker and provides great audiences for your work. They are constantly coming up with ideas to reach out further than other festivals and bring new ideas to help get your films out to a broader audience.
Chars Bonin – Minnesota Filmmaker