Submissions

Submissions are now CLOSED for the 2020 Twin Cities Film Fest!

WE’LL BE OPENING UP SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 2021 SEASON IN JANUARY

Offering the best in film

Each year, TCFF presents over 140 regional, national, and world premiere films. From highly anticipated Hollywood fare to the finest in independent filmmaking, the Festival focuses uncovering emerging talent and showcasing great visual storytelling.  Notable Oscar-nominated films over the years include Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Darkest Hour, Moonlight, Lion, Room, Brooklyn, Anomalisa and Youth!

On average, 72% of films selected to screen at TCFF are found through submissions!  In 2019, 65% of our films were directed or produced by women.

Twin Cities Film Fest has prided itself in championing great work from legendary, contemporary, and rising talent. Diligently seeking out films that display strong written and visual storytelling, TCFF strives to showcase great examples of independent filmmaking. Offering highly-regarded judges, unique venues, and enthusiastic crowds, TCFF ensures your work gets the respect it deserves.

Here are few guidelines to understand before you submit:
-TCFF strives to include the best quality, diverse narrative and documentary films available.
-Each film submission goes through a rigorous process before selections are made.
-Priority is given to films that haven’t had public screenings in the Twin Cities and are not readily available to the public online (youtube, vimeo, etc…)
-Although we accept submissions from all over the world, TCFF focuses on American Independent cinema.
-TCFF only accepts online screeners for consideration.
-Filmmakers should submit their films via FilmFreeway.

If you have any questions regarding submissions, please email us at info@twincitiesfilmfest.goblue42.com

Need an audience? We have you covered.

Don’t miss your opportunity to share the spotlight with an enthusiastic and encouraging mix of aspiring and established filmmaking talent.

Whether you’re looking for industry attention, film-savvy theatergoers or just an excellent excuse to visit the “Arts Haven of the Midwest,” the Twin Cities Film Fest is the place for you this October. From October 22-31, 2020, the Festival will screen films in the feature, short and specialty categories.  Also, TCFF programs monthly screenings for our Insider Series and special events.

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FILM CATEGORIES

Narrative Features
All fictional films, animated or live, that are over 40 minutes in length.

Documentary Features
All non-fiction films that are over 40 minutes in length.

Documentary Shorts
All non-fiction films that are less than 40 minutes in length.

Narrative Shorts
Fiction films, animated or live, that are less than 40 minutes in length. This includes live action, animation, webisodes and new media.

Minnesota Connected Features
The Twin Cities Film Fest is dedicated to shining a spotlight on the local film industry and successful native Minnesotans involved in various aspects of film production. This category includes all narrative and documentary productions that were filmed in Minnesota, produced or directed by a native Minnesotan (residency not required) or includes a native Minnesota actor in a major role. This includes narrative or documentary feature length films..

Minnesota Connected Shorts
This category includes all narrative and documentary productions that were filmed in Minnesota, produced or directed by a native Minnesotan (residency not required) or includes a native Minnesota actor in a major role. This includes narrative or documentary short films (Under 40 minutes).

LGBTQ Series
The Twin Cities Film Fest is committed to diverse programming and is assembling a series of screenings of features and documentaries with :GBTQ related content, characters or subject matter. This category includes both short and feature-length films.

 

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