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2022 Kickoff Social Hour
2022 Kickoff Social Hour Live Event
Available: Sep 25, 2022 19:00 Until: Sep 26, 2022 02:30

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.

Documentary and Reality Series
Documentary and Reality Series Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

We combine into a single category the concepts of documentary series which seek to document a topic and inform with reality series that seek to entertain or inform by showing us events as they occur.

Suspense and Thriller Podcasts
Suspense and Thriller Podcasts Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

Get comfortable on the edge of your seats, because the podcasts in this block will keep you guessing every step of the way.

Dramedy Series
Dramedy Series Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

Do you want to laugh? Do you want to cry? A good dramedy might make you do both. This block contains our selections that use humor to move through a dramatic storyline.

Minnesota Made
Minnesota Made Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

The core objective of Minnesota WebFest is to highlight talent and works from Minnesota.

This screening block contains a mix of podcasts and web series created by Minnesotans and/or created in Minnesota.

Short-Form Pilots
Short-Form Pilots Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

Though most people think of the pilot as the first episode of a series, it can be any episode designed to make people want to watch more. The purpose of the pilot can be to help the creators raise money or get other support for doing a complete season. Sometimes the goal of the pilot of simply to raise interest in a season that is about to be release.

In this virtual screening block, watch the short-form (less than 15 minutes) pilots from our pilots competition.

Fantasy Podcasts
Fantasy Podcasts Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

This block includes our narrative fantasy podcasts, but excludes actual play podcasts.

Science Fiction Podcasts
Science Fiction Podcasts Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

Science fiction is a popular genre for podcasting and this block contains all of our official selection podcasts from the sci-fi realm.

Dramatic Series
Dramatic Series Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

A great dramatic work tells a story that hits the audience with a range of emotions and multiple layers of story-telling. This block contains our selection of dramatic web series.

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Series
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Series Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

Love science fiction and fantasy? This block contains our complete lineup of science fiction and fantasy web series.

Long-Form Pilots
Long-Form Pilots Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

Though most people think of the pilot as the first episode of a series, it can be any episode designed to make people want to watch more. The purpose of the pilot can be to help the creators raise money or get other support for doing a complete season. Sometimes the goal of the pilot of simply to raise interest in a season that is about to be release.

In this virtual screening block, watch the long-form (greater than 15 minutes) pilots from our pilots competition.

Comedy Series
Comedy Series Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

Comedy is always the most competitive awards category at Minnesota WebFest as it is the most robust genre in the web series world. This block contains our selection of comedy web series for 2022.

Documentary and Reality Podcasts
Documentary and Reality Podcasts Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

Podcasts in this block document aspects of our world either through direct observation or retelling.

Dramatic Podcasts
Dramatic Podcasts Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

A dramatic podcast will weave an emotional storyline that moves the listener. This block contains our selection of dramatic podcasts.s

Thriller and Horror Series
Thriller and Horror Series Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

We have combined two similar genres into one for 2022 to focus on the ability to create a sense of suspense using the web series format. The shows in this block keep you guessing and will surprises and/or scare you as you wander down its halls.

Family Podcasts
Family Podcasts Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

Our Family Podcasts selections contain a range of podcasts from those specifically aimed at kids to podcasts that entertain the whole family.

Trailers
Trailers Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

With a trailer, a team has 1 minute--maybe 2--to get your attention and make you want to binge the entire series. This screening block includes all of our selections for this year who have submitted their trailers into the trailer competition.

Actual Play Podcasts
Actual Play Podcasts Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

An Actual Play Podcast is a style of podcast in which the podcasters engage in a real role-playing scenario for your entertainment. This block contains the 2022 Actual Play Official Selections for Minnesota WebFest.

Horror Podcasts
Horror Podcasts Screening Block
Available: Sep 26, 2022 05:00 Until: Oct 04, 2022 04:59

Ghosts, goblins, and assorted ghouls.

Or maybe just a dose of pure terror?

The podcasts in this block spin tales of the supernatural and scare the listener.

Block #1
Block #1 Live Event
Available: Sep 26, 2022 12:00 Until: Sep 26, 2022 19:00

Block #1 kicks off the in-person screenings at Zeitgeist 2 cinemas in downtown Duluth.

World Premiere - Good Black Man
World Premiere - Good Black Man Live Event
Available: Sep 26, 2022 14:30 Until: Sep 26, 2022 20:15

We have two world premieres from Minnesota WebFest Alonge Hawes this year. Creator of the award winning series BLUE COLLAR HUSTLE and BLACK ON BOTH SIDES, Alonge Hawes will introduce us in this premiere to his new series GOOD BLACK MAN.

The premiere will be followed by a Q&A with Mr. Hawes.

Block #2
Block #2 Live Event
Available: Sep 26, 2022 16:15 Until: Sep 26, 2022 23:15

After a short break, our Duluth programming continues with the selections of our second screening block.

Axe Throwing and Beers
Axe Throwing and Beers Live Event
Available: Sep 27, 2022 01:00 Until: Sep 27, 2022 03:00

Did you ever want to have a few beers and then throw axes?

Now is your chance! After our first full day of watching web series, listening to podcasts, and learning from experts in online entertainment, we will gather at Duluth's Blacklist Brewery.

Block #3
Block #3 Live Event
Available: Sep 27, 2022 10:00 Until: Sep 27, 2022 17:00

Our second day of programming begins with a two hour screening block at Zeitgeist.

Shooting in Northern Minnesota
Shooting in Northern Minnesota Live Event
Available: Sep 27, 2022 12:30 Until: Sep 27, 2022 18:30

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.

World Premiere - Silver & Gold
World Premiere - Silver & Gold Live Event
Available: Sep 27, 2022 14:30 Until: Sep 27, 2022 20:00

We have two world premieres from Minnesota WebFest Alonge Hawes this year. Creator of the award winning series BLUE COLLAR HUSTLE and BLACK ON BOTH SIDES, Alonge Hawes will introduce us in this premiere to his new series SILVER & GOLD.

The premiere will be followed by a Q&A with Mr. Hawes.

Strategies for Launching a Streaming Series
Strategies for Launching a Streaming Series Live Event
Available: Sep 27, 2022 15:15 Until: Sep 27, 2022 21:00

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.

Block #4
Block #4 Live Event
Available: Sep 27, 2022 16:00 Until: Sep 27, 2022 23:00

Our final event before the Purple Carpet and Awards Ceremony is a screening block of selections from attending creators.

Minnesota WebFest Purple Carpet
Minnesota WebFest Purple Carpet Live Event
Available: Sep 27, 2022 18:30 Until: Sep 28, 2022 01:00

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
2022 Awards Ceremony Live Event
Available: Sep 27, 2022 20:00 Until: Sep 28, 2022 03:00

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.

Simulcast of the 2022 Awards Ceremony
Simulcast of the 2022 Awards Ceremony Live Stream
Available: Sep 28, 2022 01:00 Until: Sep 28, 2022 03:00

NOTE: The Awards Ceremony will NOT be simulcast this year. We are missing a critical piece of equipment for the simulcast and we apologize that we cannot do as we planned. We will be announcing the winners via social media after the ceremony,

Creator Cruise on Lake Superior
Creator Cruise on Lake Superior Live Event
Available: Sep 28, 2022 11:10 Until: Sep 28, 2022 18:00

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.

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