Minnesota's Legacy

Minnesota Festival Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$68,750
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Twin Cities Film Fest
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
End Date
October 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Blue Earth
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
St. Louis
Washington
Wright
Anoka
Blue Earth
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
St. Louis
Washington
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$68,750
Other Funds Leveraged
$460,926
Direct expenses
$529,676
Administration costs
$54,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

TCFF will increase the audience size for Minnesota filmmakers and deepen relationships between artist and audience. TCFF is increasing theater capacity in 2017 and will measure audience growth at Minnesota films through ticket sales and measure connection between artist and audience through surveys and artist follow-up. 2: Highlight Minnesota's great community by telling the stories of community leaders and social innovators. Through increased attendance at TCFF's Changemaker Series, local heroes will be recognized and honored, instilling hope and inspiring audiences to engage in their own communities to better Minnesota.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Audiences at TCFF increased in 2017 over 2016 with an increased attendance and engagement with filmmakers. Ticket sales indicated 4% growth in audience attendance. Nearly twice as many filmmakers attended in 2017 over 2016 leading to twice the number of post-film discussions and engagements. Audience Surveys indicated a deepening of film-art appreciation. 2: TCFF highlighted opiate addiction, fostered discussion and generated attention for partner organizations. TCFF Changemaker Series partnered w/ Minnesota opiate addiction recovery orgs and both were extensively covered on three major networks via TCFF. Feedback from orgs indicated that some audience members engaged to support their efforts following the event.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Fran Zeuli, Susan Haugerud, Kelly Evans, Jatin Setia, Mark Steele, Chris Cook, Ra'eesa Motala, Janet Ogden-Bracket
Project Overview
Minnesota Festival Support
Project Details
Twin Cities Film Fest will give Minnesota filmmakers a national voice by showcasing exceptional local films, stimulating professional growth, growing access for Minnesota audiences to independent cinema, and educating new and underrepresented voices in fi
Project Manager
First Name
Danielle
Last Name
Palmer
Organization Name
Twin Cities Film Fest
Street Address
1649 Alabama Ave S
City
St Louis Park
State
MN
Zip Code
55416
Phone
(651) 334-7519
Email
danielle.palmer@twincitiesfilmfest.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Richard Hansen: Film curator, Redeye Cinema; founder, Duluth Superior Film Festival and Prove Gallery, Duluth; Hassen Hussein: Assistant professor at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; director of business development at African Economic Development Solutions; Steven Madson: Owner and president, SRO Productions (event company); Dayna Martinez: Artistic director of world music, dance and the International Children's Festival, Ordway Center; Karen Michels: Executive director, Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce.; William Venne: Chief development officer, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600