APRIL 3-7, 2024
The Minnesota Film Festival (MFF) will take place April 3-7, 2024 at the Zeitgeist Arts Building in downtown Duluth, MN!
Throughout the week, guests can look forward to screenings, post-film conversations with filmmakers, producers, and talent, community events, networking opportunities, parties, and more! Programming will feature a variety of local, national, and international films with a specific focus on Iran as our spotlight country.
The MFF Pitch Competition is back!
This unique festival experience provides emerging filmmakers from the midwest the opportunity to pitch ideas and compete for microgrants to fund their projects. This year we plan to award nearly $20,000 in cash awards for both film competition winners and pitch competition winners.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH
Film program and event lineup announced! March 19th is also the day MFF Pass Holders can reserve their tickets. MFF Pass Holders have priority to reserve tickets, so buy a pass today!
TUESDAY, MARCH 26TH
General tickets can be reserved.
Single tickets – General Tickets are $15, Student Tickets are $12. Students must show their student ID at the box office.
MFF All Access Passes are $75. These passes grant access to all of our regular screenings, Opening Night, Closing Night, other special events, and the Passholder Lounge. Student Passes are $25. Students must send a picture of their ID to email@example.com for a promo code for a discounted pass.
PLAN FOR THE FESTIVAL
All are welcome!
Zeitgeist Arts Building
222 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
Medical District Ramp – 302 E 1st St
HART District Ramp – 125 E Superior St
Metered Street Parking
For those flying directly into Duluth, the Duluth Airport (DLH) is less than 15 minutes away from Zeitgeist and surrounding hotels. The Minneapolis-St. Paul airport (MSP) is the primary airport in Minnesota and is roughly 2.5 – 3 hours from Duluth without traffic.
Below is a list of our partner hotels and how to secure their discounted rates. The following rates are before taxes and any fees. LAST DAY TO BOOK WITH DISCOUNT IS MARCH 3RD. DISCOUNTED ROOMS ARE LIMITED.
Wheelchair Access to Theaters 1 and 2 can be obtained by taking the elevator in the Teatro Lobby. Wheelchair-accessible seating is available in all 3 theaters.
Assistive listening devices, ASL interpretation, closed captioning, and large-print materials are all available upon request.
VOLUNTEER WITH US!
Volunteers are broken down into teams, with varying responsibilities. You’re welcome to join one or many of the teams based on your interests.
These volunteers are the front lines of the Festival, and are MFF ambassadors. For many of the festival guests, you will be the first face they see. The various roles include but are not limited to: Greeter, Usher, Ticket Checker, and Runners.
Responsibilities: This position is perfect for friendly and welcoming people who can solve simple issues such as answering questions, handing out ballots, check tickets, and controlling traffic flow.
Do you like to get out in the community? Do you like to get to know area businesses? Then the Street Team is an excellent place to volunteer!
Responsibilities: Distribute posters and rack cards to area businesses.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN IS THE 2024 MINNESOTA FILM FESTIVAL?
April 3-7, 2024.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT THE MINNESOTA FILM FESTIVAL?
Feature Films, Short Films, the Pitch Competition, Panels, and events! To have complete access to the festival, consider an All Access Pass for $75.
WHEN WILL PASSES AND TICKETS GO ON SALE?
All Access Passes go on sale February 1st and passholders will reserve their tickets beginning March 19th. General tickets are on sale March 26th. Go to our Ticketing & Passes page for more information. Passholders will have first access to reserve their film.
HOW DO I USE MY PASS?
To reserve tickets with your pass, sign into your account with your Pass Number/Email Address and password. Once signed in, browse the films and reserve your films via PASS REDEMPTION. Add to cart and remember to checkout!
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. NOW WHAT?
The rush line! When a film is sold out, we will then start the rush line. It’s first come first serve in person. Anyone late to a screening risks the chance of their ticket being sold to the rush line.
WHERE WILL THE FILMS BE SCREENED AND EVENTS TAKE PLACE?
All films in the lineup will have in-person screenings. The majority of the screenings will take place at the Zinema at Zeitgeist. Some events will take place at the Teatro and surrounding areas. We will update our list of events HERE.
WHEN WILL THE LINEUP BE ANNOUNCED?
March 19! Sign up for our E-Newsletter to stay on top of all the film and events information.
I’M A STUDENT, WHAT CAN I GET?
Students have access to a discounted general ticket of $12 or All Access Pass for $25. Passes grant you access to the Passholder Lounge.
WHAT IS THE MFF PITCH COMPETITION?
The MFF Pitch Competition is an annual competition where emerging filmmakers from across the Midwest have ten minutes to pitch their next film production for financial support. Participants present their concepts or works in progress to a panel of judges composed of filmmakers and industry professionals, who will offer constructive feedback to all participants. To participate you can either watch in the audience or submit to the Pitch Competition HERE. The deadline to submit is January 15, 2024! Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.