Minne Mini Film Festival

Small films. Big screen.

The Minne Mini Film Festival, held in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, isn’t like most film festivals. Our programming shares a key defining element: all films must be two minutes in length or less!


Submission period and deadline

The Minne Mini Film Festival is closed for submissions for the season.

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The Minne Mini Film Festival is a curated exhibition. We wish we could screen all submitted films, but the time constraints of our program prevent us from doing so. See below for the full list of rules:

  • Films must be two minutes in length or less, including any titles or credits. If a film is one frame over two minutes, it will be disqualified.
  • Filmmakers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and releases for the public screening of their work. This includes copyright clearance to all images and music.
  • All non-English language films must have English language subtitles.
  • The Minne Mini Film Festival uses the same content guidelines issued by YouTube. Films containing prohibited or inappropriate content will be disqualified.
  • Films from Minnesota filmmakers will be granted priority consideration (include a MN home address with submission to be eligible).
  • Films must be submitted during the submission period (June 8, 2017 to August 10, 2017) through Film Freeway in order to be considered for selection.
  • The Minne Mini Film Festival accepts up to two films per filmmaker.
  • Films in a series are accepted, but each film must tell a complete story.
  • The Minne Mini Film Festival maintains the right to make the final determination as to which entries are eligible and accepted. Minne Mini maintains the right to deny acceptance to any film for any reason.
  • If selected, filmmakers grant the Minne Mini Film Festival the right to:
    • Use clips and images from the selected film for promotional purposes.
    • Include the selected film on a DVD compilation, to be distributed to festival donors after the 2017 festival is held.