42nd Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - APRIL 13-27, 2023MSPIFF42 Programs & Sidebars
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONSWith big stars, top directors, and prime positioning, these new high-profile films from around the world are making their mark and staking their claim as the year’s splashiest movies.
ASIAN FRONTIERSBehold cinematic visions that are as diverse as they are discerning. This section elevates Asian independent voices that bring stories, both real and imagined, brilliantly to life.
CINE LATINOCelebrates the cinematic history and rich tapestry of Spanish and Portuguese language film, and the powerful and captivating cinematic storytelling emerging from three continents and nine countries.
DARK OUTCovering action, horror, mystery, and sometimes a mix of all three, the thrills and chills of this program transcend borders with undeniable international flair.
IMAGES OF AFRICAAs rich and varied as the continent itself, African cinema is formative and historic, nascent and unconventional, blazing a trail of innovation and identity.
MIDNIGHT SUNTake in the sights and sounds of the Northern European climes where, for at least a few days each year, the sun never sets. This selection of fiction and documentaries from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland shines with new Nordic cinema.
NEW AMERICAN VISIONSCelebrate the maverick visions of American auteurs and nonfiction masters, whether they are one step away from Hollywood or fiercely independent.
NEXTWAVE FAMILY FEATURESThe Nextwave program for young audiences selects international feature films for families. Filled with comedy, drama, and adventure with a little sci-fi and animation in the mix, this is the year to share MSPIFF with intergenerational audiences, young and young at heart.
WORLD CINEMATravel the globe and rediscover it from a multitude of perspectives in this showcase of new fiction and documentary films from dozens of countries.
FILMS IN COMPETITIONSDOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
This juried competition recognizes national and international non-fiction filmmaking that exemplifies the very best in presentation, diversity, innovation, and powerful storytelling in the documentary form.
EMERGING FILMMAKER COMPETITION
This juried competition recognizes new and up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world for their achievements in feature fiction filmmaking. The award is given to a film and filmmaker that demonstrates excellence in creativity, storytelling, technique, and innovation in the dramatic form.