Upper Midwest Film Office

UMFO is the go-to source for filming in the Northland, which includes Duluth, the North Shore, and the Iron Range. They offer regional incentives, location assistance, and more.

Nice Moves

Nice Moves cultivates an inspiring and diverse animation, vfx, and motion graphics community in the Twin Cities and surrounding regions through events, mentorships, and resources on all things animation.

Film Fatales

The Minneapolis chapter of the Film Fatales is an inclusive community of women feature film and television directors who meet regularly to share resources, collaborate on projects and build an environment in which to make their films. 

MSP Film Society

Founded in 1962, The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP Film) is Minnesota’s foremost film exhibition organization. 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.


FilmNorth’s mission is to empower artists to tell their stories, launch and sustain successful careers, and advance The North as a leader in the national network of independent filmmakers. We achieve our mission by nurturing a vibrant, diverse community of film and media artists; providing education and resources at every stage of their careers; and celebrating their achievements.

MN Women in Film and Television

The Minnesota chapter of WIFT is one of more than 40 Women in Film chapters with 10,000 global members. Locally we are a growing, all-volunteer, non-profit organization comprised of members who work in film, television, and new media in Minnesota. Our goals are to educate, empower, engage, and support women in these industries. 

APIA MN Film Collective

The Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Minnesotan Film Collective is an award-winning initiative to create, promote, and empower underrepresented and low-income filmmakers in Minnesota. We will build our community’s artistic and economic vitality through filmmaking by providing free programs throughout the Twin Cities.

Twin Cities Film Festival

Our mission is to build, support and enhance our visual arts community through providing local film artists with education, training, networking, and distribution and employment opportunities; provide art enthusiasts and advocates with access to regional and national film talent forging a rich social dialogue through film; and provide the state with a vehicle through which film production and exhibition can sustain the local film industry.

Catalyst Story Institute

If instead of making a film, you've created a story that is episodic or narrative in structure (TV show, webseries, or podcast) and you want to showcase it to industry executives, agents, and producers you have limited options. Take it to Catalyst: a community of creators, executives, agents and fans discovering the best new programming created on independent budgets. The annual Catalyst Content Festival is supplemented by the year-round Catalyst Storieroad.

Screenwriters' Workshop

Screenwriters’ Workshop is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that provides aspiring and practicing Minnesota screenwriters a setting for interaction and exchange of information. Since 1987 Screenwriters’ Workshop has promoted the development of Minnesota screenwriters by providing a forum for writers, producers, directors, playwrights, and allied partners in filmmaking to develop their projects.


DocuClub MN is an informal group of MN documentary filmmakers and doc lovers who meet roughly once a month at FilmNorth (or via Zoom) to screen documentary trailers & works-in-progress from MN filmmakers; give feedback in a supportive environment before the movie is shown in public; share info about film festivals, grants, equipment, events, etc.; collaborate on projects; talk about docs; and socialize and network.


The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) represents, exclusively, the interests of independent companies that specialize in the production and post production of commercials in various media-film, video, digital-for advertisers and agencies. Minnesota producers are part of the Midwest Chapter.