June 18, 2018  (St. Louis Park, MN) — The organizers of the Twin Cities Film Fest announced Tuesday that two films showcased last year by the organization have scored national distribution deals. TCFF premieres “Flora,” a historical science-fiction thriller, and “Kid West,” a family-friendly western that screened as part of the TCFF Insider Series, have both been picked up by Mill Creek Entertainment.  The films will be available this summer, both via digital purchase on such platforms as iTunes and Amazon, and via DVD in such national retail chains as Best Buy and Walmart.

“There’s no other film festival in the region that does as much for its artists as TCFF does for its filmmakers,” said TCFF Executive Director Jatin Setia. “Over our existence, we’ve excelled in content exhibition, filmmaker education and have pioneered showcasing Minnesota content alongside nationally recognized films including Studio awards contenders. Giving our independent artists a platform to get their content distributed to a wider audience is the next natural step in TCFF’s growth.  We’re extremely proud to have these two deserving films and respective filmmakers as our first distribution films and we look forward to do a lot more in 2018 and beyond.”

“Flora” producer Teresa Doran credited the festival, and its sophisticated audiences, with helping the film find traction in the distribution market.

“TCFF was really a filmmakers’ film festival,” she said. “To have this beautiful showing with an engaging audience was really truly outstanding and it was the best experience we could have had. Thank you so much for introducing us to Mill Creek Entertainment.”

This year’s Twin Cities Film Fest is scheduled to screen Oct. 17-27 in St. Louis Park with a new slate of films being announced at the TCFF Gala on September 6th.

More About “Flora”
In 1929, an expedition of university botanists enter an uncharted forest where they discover, and must escape an ancient organism. More information:

More About “Kid West”
A young spitfire cowgirl, and her coolheaded Native American friend, race a gang of neighborhood bullies to find a mysterious treasure supposedly having mystical powers. More information:

More About the Twin Cities Film Fest
The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis-based non-profit arts organization founded by Executive Director Jatin Setia that organizes an annual autumn film festival hosted by the Shops at West End in St. Louis Park. TCFF supports the local arts community by offering audiences premiere access to the best films, stimulating local economic activity in the Twin Cities and offering filmmakers both education and a premiere venue at which to premiere their finished works. To learn more about TCFF, events, film submissions or to donate, visit