37th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2018MN Made Feature Documentary Competition

Representative of the abundance of and diversity in local filmmaking, Minnesota Made returns with a slate of must-see new films from Minnesota-based and Minnesota-native filmmakers. For our home-grown juried competitions, awards are given for films that exemplify standout achievements in feature length documentary filmmaking.




  • D.A. Bullock
    Director, Producer
    D.A. Bullock has been an award-winning cinematographer, writer and director for over 15 years. In 2011, he founded Bully Creative Shop in Minneapolis. Bullock is a 2014 McKnight Foundation / IFP Minnesota Media Arts Fellow.
  • Jesse Roesler
    Director, Credo Nonfiction
    Jesse Roesler is an Emmy-awarded filmmaker whose motion pictures have been broadcast and screened in more than a dozen countries in festivals such as South by Southwest and Hot Docs. His debut feature film, The Starfish Throwers was named the most heartwarming film of 2014 by The Huffington Post. He has also created short films for passion-driven organizations and brands including Trek, GE, Saucony & Feeding America as a co-founder of Bolster and Credo Nonfiction.
  • Dan Rybicky
    Director, Associate Professor in Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College Chicago
    Dan Rybicky is an award-winning artist and teacher whose photographs, installations, and plays have been seen in venues in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. After receiving his BA at Vassar College and his MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Dan began working with and consulting in various production capacities for filmmakers Martin Scorsese, John Sayles, and John Leguizamo. Dan recently directed the feature documentary Almost There, which screened at over thirty film festivals in 2015 before being distributed theatrically and digitally throughout the world. Dan is currently an Associate Professor in Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College Chicago where he designs and teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses.