Annex du Nord
2022 Kickoff Social Hour
For those already in Duluth for the Duluth Superior Film Festival or simply arriving the day before Minnesota WebFest, we have a very informal get-together planned for the multipurpose room at the Annex du Nord where many festival participants will be staying. Join us for a BYOB gathering that includes some remarks to kick off the festival.
Minnesota WebFest Purple Carpet
It's time to celebrate the best of Minnesota WebFest 2022. We kick off the celebration with the Minnesota WebFest purple carpet. Take photos and relax with cocktails before we start our awards ceremony. We recommend an early arrival, as it can become difficult to get your picture taken in the last moments before the Awards Ceremony.
2022 Awards Ceremony
Join us for the 2022 Minnesota WebFest awards ceremony in the Multipurpose Room of the Annex du Nord! You will want to arrive early for the Purple Carpet for pictures and interviews. Hosted by Lori Roovers.
Shooting in Northern Minnesota
Join Executive Director Shari Marshik to talk logistics about shooting your next project. Northern Minnesota has amazing (and accessible) financial incentives to shoot in the region. The best part is that they are stackable - which means there are certain expense lines for which you can get up to 75% cash back! Shari will go over what's available, she'll explain the process of applying (in human terms!). We'll also talk a bit about the help and services that are available through the Upper Midwest Film Office, including things to think about while making your budget! This will be an informal format with plenty of time to bring real-world questions about planning your project.
Strategies for Launching a Streaming Series
Launch every episode together for binging? Launch one episode per week? How do I integrate my festival strategy into my launch plans? Seeka TV's VP of Programming (and MNWF Director) George Reese will discuss launch strategies for streaming series to answer the questions filmmakers often have around taking their work to market. In addition to the questions above, Reese will touch on issues like how to approach multiple platforms and how a first season differs from launching new seasons.
Creator Cruise on Lake Superior
We close each year with a lake cruise that shows off one of the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota. This year we tackle the grandest lake of them all: Gichi Gami, also known as Lake Superior. We will leave from the Vista Fleet docks on Harbor Drive and experience the beauty of the North Shore of Lake Superior. If the weather is great, you can experience the entire cruise from the outdoors upper deck. Bad weather? No problem! The lower level is enclosed with windows that will still enable you to take in the views. Lunch will be provided as well as a cash bar. We apologize in advance that the Vista Queen is not a wheelchair accessible ship.