IFP Minnesota rebrands as Film North


IFP Minnesota is turning 30 this year. To celebrate, the nonprofit organization is changing its name.

For now, it's mostly a change in name only.

"Of course, we'll maintain our close relationships to all IFP chapters and Film Independent," says executive director Andrew Peterson. "But, like Film Independent in Los Angeles [which used to be IFP West], we felt it was time that our name more accurately reflected the unique place we occupy in the national independent film community."

For the past three decades, IFPMN has supported local independent filmmakers through grants, resources, mentoring, and screenings, including Cinema Lounge, their free monthly short-film night at Bryant-Lake Bowl.

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