TCFF Film Fellows Program


Congratulations to the filmmakers who have been selected to participate in the TCFF Film Fellows Program during the 2019 Twin Cities Film Fest, October 16-26.   This three day, intensive experience is designed to educate, motivate, and inspire up-and-coming filmmaking students.   The Film Fellows Program includes: Industry Night, Filmmaker Brunch, Film Screenings, Special Conversations with Visiting Filmmakers and Educational Panels and Workshops. 

Maddy Kennard  (Macalester College)

Sabine Benda (St. Paul College)

Faith Ritchie (Minnesota State University  Moorhead)

Kale Cox (Bethel University)

Matthew Ramirez (Bethel University)

Mariana Garcia (Hamline University)

Lauren Borchart (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities)

Noel Garay  (Minneapolis College)

Samiraa Amin (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities)

Michael Lonchar  (Minneapolis College of Art and Design)

Isabella Smith (Hamline University)

Kendra Johnson (Minnesota State University Moorhead)

Sabastian Alfonzo (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities)

Sean Carroll (Minneapolis College)

Benjamin Martin (Bethel University)

Paul Gennrich  (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee)



The 2020 Film Fellow Program will start taking applications around May 1st, 2020.  Applications will be open to all high school students (Juniors and Seniors) and college level students who are studying some aspect of film making including producing, directing, cinematography , scriptwriting, graphics, editing, etc……..   The application will include an essay.


Questions?  All questions should be directed to the TCFF Education Director, Nick Swedlund