TCAE FAQs

“Should I bring my headshot and resume to the Actor Educational Series Event?”

Yes! We recommend bringing 10-20 headshots and resumes to handout during the agency meet and greets and other networking opportunities throughout the day. Your headshot and resume for the filmmaker auditions should be submitted electronically.  Actors will receive a follow up email once registered that explains the audition process and how to upload materials.

“Does my scene partner need to register to attend the event?”

Yes! Our filmmaker auditions are intended for event attendees only. Once you and your scene partner have registered, simply select an audition time slot and place one of your names in the slot and the additional person in the comment section. You will only need one audition time for you and your scene partner.

“I’m an experienced, professional actor — is there anything at the Actor Educational Series for me?”

Yes! While most of the seminars are for beginning actors, we have other opportunities to audition and network at the event.

“Do I have to buy two tickets if I’m accompanying my child to the event?”

One parent may attend the event for free, if chaperoning their child (17 and under).  Simply purchase one ticket per child, and check-in with your child at the registration table the morning of the event.

“I have a group of students who would like to attend the Actor Educational Series. Do you offer group discounts?”

If you would like to organize a student group to attend the event, please contact info@twincitiesfilmfest.org to inquire about student group discounts.  (Instructors are invited to attend free!  Please email in advance to be placed on the guest list.)

“Can I purchase tickets at the door?”

The 2022 event is limited to 100 actors.  However, there may be tickets available at the door for $30.  You may arrive any time throughout the day; however, we encourage you to take advantage of the entire day filled with opportunities!

“What if I lose my ticket?”

Bring a photo ID to the event. We will have a master list from our ticket vendor. If you registered and paid online, we will have your name on the master list. Simply report to the registration table with your photo ID and you’ll be able to attend, no problem.

“I bought a ticket to the event, but now I can’t make it? Can I get a refund?”

We do not offer refunds. Please try to give or sell your ticket to another actor.

“What if I cannot attend the full day? I’m a working stage actor with an afternoon matinee performance. May I attend in the morning for a reduced price?”

You are welcome to attend for a full day or any part of the day. The ticket price is the same.  (Exceptions are made for working stage actors who must leave early for an afternoon matinee.  Please email info@twincitiesfilmfest.org with your theater name and show for reduced ticket pricing.)  Our registration table will be staffed all day – you may arrive and check-in any time.  If you need to leave for part of the day, you may return later. Simply check-in at the registration table and show your photo ID for re-entry.

“How early can I arrive at the Actor Educational Series?”

The doors open at 12:45pm.  Only our staff and VIP guests will be allowed entry before that time.  Please don’t arrive before 12:45pm, we have no space inside for you to wait!

“Do I have to pay for parking?”

Parking is free! There is abundant parking available in adjacent parking ramps in the West End.

“What do I get for the $30 ticket?”

We want the event to be affordable! The Twin Cities Film Fest (the Actor Educational Series parent organization) is a non-profit.  Your ticket price helps to cover our costs for the event venue and logistics – and to support other great Twin Cities Film Fest programming and events throughout the year. Your $30 ticket price includes full day entry to our seminars and auditions. We’re well aware that you may have other expenses during the day: food, beverages and items available for purchase from some of our exhibitors. Thus, we’ve established an affordable admission price.  (Similar events in other areas of the country cost $100 or more!)

“Who will be speaking at the seminars and panel discussions?”

Actors, talent agents, Voice Over artists and other industry professionals professionals will lead our workshops and participate in our panels.  Please see the list of presenters along with their impressive bios on the website!

“Will food / beverages / lunch be available at the event?”

There are no vending machines on the premises. We recommend that you bring a water bottle. We will not have food for purchase. However, there are many nearby Hopkins restaurants and a grocery store located near the venue. A cash bar will be available during the happy hour from 5:45-6:45pm. (Valid photo ID will be required.) Cash will likely be required to purchase items from our vendors. Please plan accordingly.

“I’m interested in renting an exhibitor table at the Actor Educational Series… where do I get more information?”

Please see our Exhibitor page on our website for details. Paid Exhibitors may have a table present during the Networking Happy Hour from 5:45pm-6:45pm.

“Why don’t you allow children under 10 years of age?”

The Twin Cities Actor Educational Series is a business event. Though we offer seminars about the business as it pertains to children, we do not provide activities and supervision for children. The seminars are designed for an adult, professional audience. As a courtesy to our other attendees, we have decided to allow only age 10 and up – and all minors under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult. While we will not be checking for age verification, we do ask that you use your best judgment.  If your child will be bored or unable to sit quietly during hour-long business discussions and seminars, please consider attending without your children. We apologize for any inconvenience.

“Why does my teenager need to be accompanied by a responsible adult?”

The Twin Cities Actor Educational Series is a professional, business event. We cannot be responsible for minors. We expect any attendees 17 or younger to be supervised by a parent, guardian or other responsible adult. We apologize for any inconvenience.

“Is my child welcome to attend the evening happy hour?”

We prefer that our younger attendees do not attend the happy hour from 5:45-6:45pm. ID’s will be checked when alcohol is purchased from the cash bar.

“Can I bring my support animal?”

Support animals for the blind are permitted.  However, the Shops at West End has a strict policy that does not allow for support animals of any kind on the premises.

“I’ve read your entire website, and I still have a question!”

Send us an email:  info@twincitiesfilmfest.org. Please be patient. Our organizing committee will answer your questions as quickly as possible.