42nd Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - APRIL 13-27, 2023MSPIFF41 FAQ

The 41st Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival returns May 5-19, 2022 as a hybrid event with a full slate of in-person screenings at our new MSP Film at the Main theater, screenings at partner venues, and virtual screenings for select films!

What are the dates for the 2022 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival?

The 41st Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival will be held in-person and virtually May 5 through May 19, 2022.

Are you accepting submissions for the 2022 Festival?

Submissions are now closed. Please keep an eye on our website later this year for 2023 submission information.

How do I reserve virtual tickets with my All-Access Pass?

  1. Visit Click the Sign In Button in the upper right hand corner of Click on the "Are you a member/passholder?" Button and enter your PASS NUMBER when prompted.
  2. Enter your password or the required info and click Login. NEW USERS: If you have not used our online system before you will need to enter the required info when you first log on to create an account. Once logged in, you will be taken to your account overview.
  3. To reserve tickets to a film/event, search that film on and click BUY TICKETS button on the film’s or event's page. A window will pop up and say “It looks like you have a benefit for this purchase. Would you like to use it now?” Select, YES! These are your pass benefits at work.
  4. You’ll know when you’ve successfully reserved a ticket when you’re taken to the film’s streaming page where you will be asked to WATCH ON THIS DEVICE or to WATCH ON ANOTHER DEVICE. Here you can do one of two things, 1. Go back to the film lineup and repeat the process with another film and continue reserving or 2. Select between WATCH ON THIS DEVICE or WATCH ON ANOTHER DEVICE. Be aware that once you select one of these two options, that is when your timer begins to watch the film. If you’re watching on another device, be sure to take note of the 9-digit voucher number to input into one of our MSP Film channels that can be found on Roku or AppleTV. You can also use the voucher code with the AgileLink App on Amazon Firestick!
  5. You can also check out all of the films you reserved for by clicking on MY CALENDAR. A link you’ll find at the top right corner of the webpage.
  6. If you don't have a Roku, AppleTV or Amazon Firestick you can easily cast the film onto your smart TV or hook up your mobile device to your TV via HDMI cord.

When will passes and ticket packs go on sale for MSPIFF41?

Passes and ticket packs are on sale now! Go to our Ticketing & Passes page for more information.

Do MSP Film Society Members get discounts to screenings?

Yes, Members will have access to discounts on everything! Be sure your Membership is active!

How will films be screened?

All films in the lineup will have in-person screenings at a combination of MSP Film at the Main, the Capri Theater (Minneapolis), the Landmark Center (St. Paul), and the Gray Duck Theater (Rochester). Not all films will screen at all in-person venues. Select films will be screened virtually via MSP Film Society’s Virtual platform by AgileLINK / CineSend.

How do I watch MSPIFF41 films?

We are incredibly excited to be taking over year-round programming at our newly-renovated MSP Film at the Main, formerly the St. Anthony Main Theatre. All five screens will be active during MSPIFF41, in addition to several partner venues. Most of the films in the festival will screen at least once at MSP Film at the Main.

For virtual screenings, please use this nifty HOW TO WATCH Survey that will give you step by step instructions on how to watch based off of your situation. Click here to start! You will have 24 hours to finish once you begin watching. All virtual screenings must be completed by 11:59pm on May 19. Most virtual screenings will start on May 6 at 11:00am CST.

Can I view virtual films from anywhere?

With few exceptions, our virtual programs can be accessed from the state of Minnesota, and select virtual screenings will be available nationwide. Certain film titles may be subject to geo-blocking restrictions at distributor’s discretion; those films will have geographical restrictions noted on their film page.

When will the lineup be announced?

The full lineup will be announced April 14, 2022. Sign up for our E-Blast to stay on top of all the information and get updates on our current programming and member free screenings!

Where do I find my Audience Choice ballot?

At in-person screenings, ballots will be handed out following each show.

For virtual screenings, a link to the ballot is included in the confirmation email you received when you purchased your ticket.

Will there be Q&As?

At in-person screenings, we're delighted to welcome several visiting filmmakers for Q&As and other events.

There will also be virtual Q&As with filmmakers for select screenings. Check the film program when it is announced on April 14, 2022 for details on Q&As for specific films.

Will films have subtitles?

For in-person screenings, all non-English-language films will have subtitles.

All non-english-language films will have subtitles and many english-language films will have subtitles. You can activate them by using the icon on the lower right hand side of the screen. If you don’t see that icon, you can try turning the subtitles on from your TV menu.

I would like to help support making MSPIFF the best it can be. What can I do?

One of the best ways you can support MSPIFF right now is by making a donation. Donate now!

How can I become a Festival sponsor?

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities with MSPIFF, contact us at or contact our Theater & Business Manager Morgen Ruff at