Programs & Series
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
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.
Launching right after Bastille Day, this new series of modern French cinema showcases francophone narratives and documentaries from around the world.
Returning November 11 – 17, 2016
Cine Latino is Minnesota’s largest showcase of Spanish-language cinema from around the world, featuring new narrative and documentary films from some of the world’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming Spanish-language filmmakers.
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.
Stage On Screen
The world’s finest stage performances from London’s National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon shown on-screen at the St. Anthony Main Theatre.
First Thursday Films @ the Capri
The Film Society and the Capri Theater (2027 West Broadway) in North Minneapolis present a special series of films on the first Thursday of every month, with speakers invited to lead post-film discussions with audiences.
Highlighting the intriguing parallels between people and cultures in Minnesota and around the world, Cine Global reflects the stories and experiences of our interconnected community. Cine Global benefits from an Advisory Group whose members represent 22 countries.
July 21 – French (Brand New Testament)
August 18 – Art (Yarn)
September 15 – Education
October 20 – Hungarian
November 17 – Hispanic/Latino
December 15 – African
Movies in the Park
Each summer, the Film Society presents a series of free outdoor movies at parks and venues throughout the Twin Cities.
An array of special screenings and related events presented in collaboration with numerous arts organizations, social and human services agencies, international groups, businesses, educational institutions, interest groups and individuals.
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.
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.
New Cinema Now
New Cinema Now is the annual benefit for the Film Society and the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.
A series of special screenings of some of the most significant films of our time followed by an intimate reception with special guest speakers.
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.
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.
Czech That Film
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