The Advertising Federation of Minnesota is a non-profit, professional trade association serving the local advertising community including agencies, advertisers, suppliers and students.
The Association of Independent Commercial Producers is a nation-wide industry organization created by and for Commercial Producers. Its mission is to act as the industry voice on a variety of matters; from continuing education of its members, contract negotiations, developing and maintaining industry standards and acting as a liaison with other television, governmental and advertising organizations.
Independent Feature Project Minnesota, IFP/MN
The goal of IFP Minnesota’s programs is to provide a regional and national platform to facilitate interaction between the creative, technical and business aspects of filmmaking and photography. The organization does this through targeted programs that aid in the professional development of its members, supports individual projects, teaches both new technology and classic mediums, cultivates audiences for independent media, and provides outreach to communities and individuals new to media making.
Minnesota Film & TV Board
Whether you’re looking for a location, planning a scout, crewing up for a commercial or shopping for incentives, the staff at Minnesota Film and TV has the resources and experience to help get it done. We’ve been in business as a film commission since 1983, when we were established as a non-profit professional service organization. Our mission is to create jobs and economic growth by promoting and supporting the state’s production industry. And we believe the best way to accomplish that is one successful service request at a time.
We are one of the only film commissions in the U.S. that functions as a public/private partnership, meaning that our state appropriation must be matched by private contributions. A volunteer board of directors comprised of professionals from all segments of the Minnesota production industry supports our efforts and oversees our work, setting policy and approving our annual budget.
Minnesota Motion Picture Association
The Minnesota Motion Picture Association (MMPA) is a non-profit cooperative of Minnesota motion picture professionals, businesses and individuals, whose sole purpose is to promote the film industry and all of the associated businesses in our state who stand to benefit by having a robust and healthy relationship with film makers from all across the country.
By maintaining relationships and working to make Minnesota a conducive environment for modern movie making, it is our goal to bring all the benefits of our great state to the rest of the world and to bring a world of benefits to our great state.
Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association
Founded in 1998, the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association is the oldest Interactive Marketing Association in the U.S., and currently serves and inspires more than 1,300 members from agency, corporate and freelance environments in content development, design, experience design, marketing, media, product development, promotions, publishing and usability.
Screenwriters’ Workshop is an all volunteer organization which 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.
Shoot in Minnesota
Attracting major motion picture production to Minnesota.
Fresh Filmmaker Production Grant
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
MN State Arts Board
AICP MN First Thursdays Happy Hour
Minneapolis – St. Paul International Film Festival
MN WIFT Short Film Showcase
Twin Cities Black Film Festival
Twin Cities Film Fest
Women with Vision Film Festival: Walker Art Center
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