Friday, May 4, 2012

White Space Wins Best Short at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival

Tom DeBiaso, Guest Programmer  and 
 Maya Washington, White Space
White Space was awarded Best Short at Minneapolis-St.Paul International Film Festival during the Closing Night Award Ceremony May 3rd.  The award includes a $5,000 prize good for post production services at Splice.

Best Short Presented by Splice

Awarded to a film exhibiting excellence in the short genre, this competition includes selections from the narrative and documentary programs, and includes prizes given to both the best national and international short, and the best short film from the MINNESOTA-Made program.

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is the most ambitious and best attended film event in the Upper Midwest. Over its three-week run, the Festival presents an exciting and diverse slate of some 300 narrative, documentary and short films from over 60 countries, hosts many visiting filmmakers to introduce and discuss their works, sand includes an array of events, panels, discussions, and parties. The Festival takes place on the five screens of the St. Anthony Main Theatre, set along the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.

Over its three-decade history, the MSP International Film Festival has developed an exemplary reputation for presenting a distinctively diverse and imaginative line-up of international cinema, as well as American independents and alternative cinema, documentaries, experimental, and local and regional films. It continues to expand, last year presenting films to an audience of more than 40,000, hosting over 100 filmmakers and stars, and exhibiting films from 61 countries from all around the world.

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