Minneapolis – St. Paul International Film Festival – Shine Through

May 1, 2022 | art/design, evergreen

The annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is back in person this year in the newly renovated space that previously housed the St. Anthony Main Theater. As one of the largest and longest-running international film festivals in the country, MSPIFF will be showing more than 250 films, from over 70 countries.

Download here the Full Festival Schedule!

MSP Film at the Main 

115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN

About Us

Founded in 1962, The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP Film) is Minnesota’s foremost film exhibition organization, and a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We bring the best of international and independent cinema to Minnesota audiences through the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, numerous niche film festivals and series, and daily programming 365-days a year.

We promote the art of film as a medium that fosters cross-cultural understanding, education, entertainment, and exploration. We offer audiences unique opportunities to experience the wealth of international cinema, to engage with and learn from visiting international filmmakers, and to come together and share these experiences as a community.

Our programming serves a growing membership base and diversifying audiences of 85,000+ annually.

MSP Film is best known for the annual centerpiece, the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF). Presented every April, MSPIFF is the largest international arts event in the region, exhibiting more than 250+ films from some 70 countries each year and drawing growing audiences of nearly 50,000 in 2016.

All films are presented in their original language with English subtitles for non-English dialogue.

Our Mission

The Mission of MSP Film is to foster a knowledgeable and vibrant appreciation of the art of film and its power to unite, inform and transform individuals and communities.

Our mission is accomplished through a commitment to exhibiting the very best of new and classic local, domestic and international independent cinema. These notable award-winning films represent many perspectives and experiences and are, for the most part, simply not otherwise available to audiences in the region. And so, through the power of great cinema, we expose our audiences, in a unique way, to a rare mix of cultures, ideas, current affairs and notable filmmaking from around the world.

Our mission is carried out through the annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, regular special themed series, and daily screenings of new releases and classics from around the globe.


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