Free Event: Minn Webfest Returns for Third Year!


Posted on 8th September, by ParkandShop

It’s the best annual event for the local TV and filmmaker community: Minn Webfest. And it’s back for the third year! This four-day event celebrates the web series format in the Midwest, and everyone is invited.

Wondering which day suits your style? Here’s a summary of each day according to the webfest website:

Sept 26 Bent Brewstillery – “The festival gets started with an informal networking event aimed at the Minnesota film and television industry. Whether you are local to Minnesota or just want to meet the people from the Minnesota film and TV community, come out to Minnesota WebFest sponsor Bent Brewstillery and have a great evening!”

Sept 27 Rock Bottom Brewery – “As we did last year, we’ll have our formal kickoff at Rock Bottom Brewery. Festival founder George Reese will talk about the state of the web series followed by a panel and finally the screenings of our pilot selections. Stay afterwards for drinks and network with the global web series community.”

Sept 28 Hennepin Theatre Trust Event Center – “Saturday is the big day! We’ll have parallel screening and talk tracks. We screen all Official Selections in the screening blocks during the day. New this year are the panels and talks by industry experts.

The day ends with our annual awards ceremony. But we will head on over to Rock Bottom for some more informal networking afterwards!”

Sept 29 Lake Minnetonka – “We’ll wind down with a leisurely cruise on Lake Minnetonka. This cruise is a chance for visiting filmmakers to get a taste of the Land of 10,000 Lakes and mingle with Minnesota filmmakers and our sponsors. We’ll get everyone back to dry land in plenty of time to make late afternoon flights.”

The event is free, but donations are encouraged. If you’re heading downtown Friday or Saturday night, parking is just $6 after 4 pm at the Park and Shop ramps.