movies

Annie Dugan

What does it take to make the filmmaker's grapevine?

Sundance on your resume? Cannes?

"Hey, my movie was shown in a barn?"

Kodey Weiss

This week, we’re featuring some entries in the Audio Story Challenge at UMD.

Here’s how it works.

  • Journalism students had to tell a story in two to three-and-a-half minutes.
  • The story has to include the sound of air or water
  • it has to include a mention of food
  • it has to include the voices of two people whose ages are at least 20 years apart.
  • it has to be a true story.

UMD Journalism major Kodey Weiss is no longer on academic probation.

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It's a common enough trope in romantic comedies: one partner's fondness for foreign films with subtitles is often the dealbreaker.

Far from being elitist or boring, the criteria for the 2nd annual international film series, Building Bridges, was to find movies to show the audience "a piece of the world that would fascinate them."

The annual Duluth Superior Film Festival  is happening, June 1-5 and admission free!  The annual festival celebrates local productions and is bringing more than 20 films to screens in Duluth and Cook, MN over the next 5 days.  This year's festival includes Minnesota premiers of Hollywood films, an opening night film & party at Clyde Iron Works, plus concerts, discussions and director Q&As.  Festival headquarters is at Zeitgeist Arts on Superior Street in downtown Duluth.

Photo/Paul M. Walsh

Rebates to make movies in Minnesota.  Bigger rebates to make movies in greater Minnesota.  Additional rebates from the IRRRB to make movies in the Northland.  Riki McManus, the director of the Upper Minnesota Film Office,  says movie makers are eyeing Minnesota as more than just a location for films set in the Midwest.  It turns out we're a good stand- in for the coast of California ... or even the beaches of Jamaica.