Programs & Series
Extraordinary foreign films, must-see American indies, and groundbreaking documentaries – the Film Society exhibits the best new films from around the world year-round at the St. Anthony Main Theatre.
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
The centerpiece of the Film Society’s programming is the annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, which returns for its 35th season April 7-23, 2016. One of the largest film festivals in the country, MSPIFF is a catalyst for artistic discovery and an essential Spring exhibition showcasing more than 200 new films from around the globe. Last year’s festival featured 426 screenings of 303 films from 72 countries, which were attended by more than 40,000 filmgoers and 250 industry guests.
Stage On Screen
The world’s finest stage performances from London’s National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Straford-Upon-Avon.
- National Theatre Live
NT Live is a groundbreaking initiative of London’s National Theatre that broadcasts the world’s finest stage performances to cinema screens around the globe. Filmed productions of these performances screen at the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul’s St. Anthony Main Theatre.
- Royal Shakespeare Company
The foremost Shakespearian theater company presents their latest productions, filmed live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of the beloved playwright.
Ongoing – MSPIFF Program, Fall Program, and One Thursday Each Month
Cine Global is a program of films, and related events, reflecting the cultures and experiences of new Minnesotans, from Asia, Africa and Latin American countries in particular, as well as from the Mediterranean Basin and the Balkans among other regions with a growing representation here. It is an extension of our recently developed geographically focused film series including Cine Latino, In Search of Asia and Images of Africa, and highlights the intriguing parallels among the diverse cultures in the region. Cine Global benefits from the advice and insight of an Advisory Group whose members now represent 22 countries.
Movies in the Park
Each summer, the Film Society presents a series of free outdoor movies at parks and venues throughout the Twin Cities. This year, catch some outdoor films at the Creative City Market on July 9, August 13, and September 10, as well as other locations to be announced.
New Cinema Now
New Cinema Now is the annual benefit for the Film Society and the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. It includes an exclusive screening of a new international film and a party that no Minnesota film fan wants to miss!
A series of special screenings of some of the most significant films of our time followed by an intimate reception with special guest speakers. Cine Salon was developed to thank the Film Society’s growing group of Director’s Club members and above for their support.
Polish Film Fest
Polanski to Zanussi, Wajda to Szumowska, each August the Twin Cities Polish Film Fest celebrates the works of new and veteran Polish filmmakers and runs concurrently with the annual Twin Cities Polish Festival.
See 18 Screening Room at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport
The Film Society curates a program of award-winning MN-made short films presented round-the-clock at the See 18 Film Screening Room at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport, the first state-of-the-art cinema in a major US airport. This program is developed in collaboration with the Airport Foundation MSP. To submit a film for consideration click here.
A late night series of mind blowing contemporary and cult classic movies that remind you why sometimes it’s good to be afraid of the dark. Students get a free one-year membership to the Film Society with their first-time purchase of a ticket to any Dark Out screening. Present a Student ID when purchasing tickets to claim the benefit.
The Film Society collaborates with numerous arts organizations, social and human services agencies, international groups, businesses, educational institutions, interest groups and individuals to present an array of special screenings and related events every year. Partners range from Forecast for Public Art, to the SPCO’s Liquid Music, to Partners of the Americas, to the American Constitution Society. For more information please contact us at email@example.com or 612 331-7563.
Community Screen is an ongoing program of films selected and crowd sourced by YOU, our filmgoing neighbors. The Film Society has partnered with companies like Tugg and Gathr Films to present on-demand theatrical experiences.
Czech That Film
Annual – NEW THIS YEAR
The Film Society is proud to present in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, Czech That Film, a series showcasing the best of Czech cinema. The series is committed to exhibiting films that not only expose participants to Czech culture, but also enlighten audiences, bring people together, and present inspired entertainment for all.
The Film Society is proud to host and partner with a growing list of institutions and organizations. Hosted Events include the following film series and festivals:
- Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
- The Italian Cultural Center’s Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis/St. Paul
- The MN Cuba Committee’s Minnesota Cuban Film Festival
- Nordic Lights Film Festival
- MN ReelAbilities Film Festival
- Northstar Science Film Festival
- Minneapolis Underground Film Festival