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43nd Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - APRIL 11-25, 2024MSPIFF42 Programs & Sidebars

MSPIFF41 Programs

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

With 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.

Browse Films


ASIAN FRONTIERS

Behold 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.

Browse Films


CINE LATINO

Celebrates 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.

Browse Films


DARK OUT

Covering action, horror, mystery, and sometimes a mix of all three, the thrills and chills of this program transcend borders with undeniable international flair.

Browse Films


IMAGES OF AFRICA

As rich and varied as the continent itself, African cinema is formative and historic, nascent and unconventional, blazing a trail of innovation and identity.

Browse Films


MIDNIGHT SUN

Take 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.

Browse Films


NEW AMERICAN VISIONS

Celebrate the maverick visions of American auteurs and nonfiction masters, whether they are one step away from Hollywood or fiercely independent.

Browse Films


NEXTWAVE FAMILY FEATURES

The 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.

Family Feature Films


WORLD CINEMA

Travel the globe and rediscover it from a multitude of perspectives in this showcase of new fiction and documentary films from dozens of countries.

BROWSE FILMS


FILMS IN COMPETITIONS

DOCUMENTARY 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.

Documentary Film Competition

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.

Emerging Filmmaker Competition


LGBTQ+ CURRENTS

LGBTQ+ Currents explores the broad horizons of queer cinema and the diverse voices and personalities that refuse to be silent. Throughout the world, LGBTQ+ issues are more political and present than ever. These stories reverberate on the global stage of cinema.

Browse Films


Minnesota Made

Representative of the abundance of talent and diversity of vision in local filmmaking, Minnesota Made returns with a slate of new must-see feature length and short films from Minnesota-based and Minnesota-connected filmmakers.

Browse Films


Women & Film

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival recognizes the historic and current gender inequities in the film industry, and our support for women industry professionals is stronger than ever. MSPIFF42 showcases 75+ feature and short film projects directed by women.

Browse Films