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Friday, September 29
 

8:00pm

Informal Kickoff
This is an informal kickoff meeting for anyone who'd like to meet up the evening before the event to talk about filmmaking and have a few drinks.

Friday September 29, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Saturday, September 30
 

9:30am

Breakfast and Networking
Come in before everything gets started and meet the other attendees. Also, get a bite to eat and a coffee.

Saturday September 30, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
IPR Studios - Breakroom 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN 55435

10:00am

Keynote - The Web Series as an Artistic Form
Minnesota has a strong creative community in theater and film. Nevertheless, the web series remains relatively untapped as a form. Seeka TV VP of Programming and Minnesota WebFest Executive Director George Reese will kick things off at the Minnesota WebFest with an introduction to the web series as a form and what it means to the entertainment industry as a whole.

Speakers
avatar for George Reese

George Reese

Founder, Minnesota Web Fest
George Reese is a long-time entrepreneur and filmmaker. Mr. Reese’s career started in television while pursuing a BA in Philosophy at Bates College. He served as program director for the college radio station WRBC-FM and eventually helped create the college TV station. The... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
IPR Studios - Main Studio 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN

10:00am

Seeka TV Lounge
You don't need us to program your festival for you! In the Seeka TV lounge, watch any episode of any web series on the big screen by yourself or with a group of friends.

Saturday September 30, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
IPR Studios - Classroom B 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN 55435

10:30am

Screening Block 1
  • The Award Winning Clark Brothers’ Really Really Really Good Show
  • Wishlist
  • Brains
  • Getting Back with Dave Benson Phillips
  • Zyara
  • The Uncanny Upshurs
  • SUPER
  • Attack! Attack! Art?
  • Divine Shadow
  • That’s My DJ

Saturday September 30, 2017 10:30am - 12:15pm
IPR Studios - Main Studio 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN

12:15pm

Filmmakers Lounge #1
Meet the filmmakers in attendance behind the series screened during Screening Block 1. Ask them questions about their series, the industry, or life in general. Screening Block 1 was scheduled with no filmmakers known to be in attendance, but you never know who might show up!

Saturday September 30, 2017 12:15pm - 12:45pm
IPR Studios- Classroom A 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN 55435

12:15pm

Lunch and Networking
We will have a couple of food trucks selling lunch. Grab some excellent Minnesota food and chat with filmmakers and other attendees.

Saturday September 30, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
IPR Studios - Breakroom 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN 55435

1:00pm

Screening Block 2
  • Airheads: A Web Series
  • Frapuccino
  • The Councillor
  • Relativity
  • It’s Not That Simple
  • The Pantsless Detective
  • Albtrauf
  • Merry Maidens
  • Claire et Michel - Le Documentaire
  • The Spell Tutor

Saturday September 30, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
IPR Studios - Main Studio 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN

3:00pm

Filmmakers Lounge #2
Meet the filmmakers in attendance behind the series screened during Screening Block 2. Ask them questions about their series, the industry, or life in general.

Expected filmmaker attendees include:
  • Claire et Michel - Le Documentaire
  • Merry Maidens
  • The Pantsless Detective
  • The Spell Tutor
And maybe more!

Artists
avatar for Anya Steiner

Anya Steiner

Writer/Director, Merry Maidens
Anya is a writer (and director) who is always waiting for a thunderstorm. She has worked on a handful of web series, including Away From It All and the upcoming Twincidents, and you just might see her name lurking somewhere in YouTube description boxes. When not nerding out about... Read More →
avatar for Dipu Bhattacharya

Dipu Bhattacharya

Co-creator etc., The Pantsless Detective
GD

Gabriel Doré

Claire et Michel - Le Documentaire
HL

H L Newsom

Freestylin Monkey Boy, The Pantsless Detective
avatar for Herman Wang

Herman Wang

Writer/Director, The Spell Tutor
Herman Wang began his filmmaking career in science-fiction-based music videos for the band Delica-m. One day, he was inspired to create a Harry Potter-based short film, which became the pilot episode for the web series now known as The Spell Tutor. | | The Spell Tutor has wo... Read More →
avatar for Tom Chamberlain

Tom Chamberlain

The Pantsless Detective
Austin-based actor, writer, and director since 1991, appearing in many films and TV shows including a guest starring spot in episode 405, The Son, of Friday Nights and for the last 3 years as Richard Panceliss, in 4 seasons of The Pantsless Detective, which I also co-created and... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
IPR Studios- Classroom A 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN 55435

3:00pm

Screening Block 3
  • BERTRAND
  • The Pepper Project
  • The Cell
  • iRony
  • Here We Wait
  • High Life
  • Bent101
  • God’s 17
  • ANA

Saturday September 30, 2017 3:00pm - 4:45pm
IPR Studios - Main Studio 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN

4:45pm

Filmmakers Lounge #3
Meet the filmmakers in attendance behind the series screened during Screening Block 3. Ask them questions about their series, the industry, or life in general.

Expected filmmakers in attendance include the filmmakers behind:
  • The Cell
  • Here We Wait
  • The Pepper Project
And perhaps more!

Artists
avatar for Amber H. H. Porter

Amber H. H. Porter

Co-Founder, Multihyphenate Prod., Here We Wait
avatar for Bryan Thompson

Bryan Thompson

CEO of the Miami Web Series Festival, Imani Films
Bryan Thompson is an award-winning director, actor, and stuntman. Thompson’s acting career began in Miami in the late 90’s, when he was featured in both local and national commercials, then later in independent films and working as an extra in Hollywood features. In 2005, Tho... Read More →
avatar for Caris Vujcec

Caris Vujcec

Executive Producer, Creator, The Pepper Project
I'm a New York City actor, producer, writer and director, and I've been playing in the entertainment industry for over 25 years - in television, theatre and film. Having created and produced (etc) my own digital series, THE PEPPER PROJECT, I'm excited to meet other filmmakers... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 4:45pm - 5:15pm
IPR Studios- Classroom A 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN 55435

4:45pm

Made in Minnesota
This is a special screening that includes both Minnesota WebFest Official Selections, premieres of new series, and other Minnesota-made web series not in competition this year. Series being screened:
  • BLEED the Series
  • Lady Parts (Official Selection)
  • Theater People
  • My Father (Official Selection)
  • Theater People
  • Manhood in Rural America (Official Selection) 

Saturday September 30, 2017 4:45pm - 6:00pm
IPR Studios - Main Studio 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN

6:00pm

Filmmakers Lounge - Minnesota Edition
Meet filmmakers from EACH of the special screening of Made in Minnesota web series.

Artists
avatar for Joseph Dutra

Joseph Dutra

Founder/CEO, My Father
I was raised in Apache Junction, Arizona. Being an avid filmgoer since I was 6, I knew I wanted a filmmaker's career. I've been making videos since the age of 16. I am currently attending the Minneapolis College of Art and Design to expand my skills in other arts besides filmmaki... Read More →
MA

Matthew Anderson

Theater People
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Paul von Stoetzel

BLEED the Series
TL

Troy LaFaye

Transylvania Television
avatar for Wendy Placko

Wendy Placko

Lady Parts
My career has been defined by my passion for communication. For the past six years, I have developed practical skills in digital communications, including web development, content strategy and video marketing. | | These skills have combined with years of theater arts experie... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
IPR Studios- Classroom A 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN 55435

6:00pm

Screening Block 4
  • Blue Collar Hustle
  • Magicland
  • Yukata Cowboy
  • 47 Secrets to a Younger You
  • Growing Up Guide Pup
  • Or So the Story Goes: Golden Rule
  • DonJon Legacy
  • Middlemarch: The Series
  • LadyTips: Trend Testers
  • Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard

Saturday September 30, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
IPR Studios - Main Studio 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN

8:00pm

Cocktails
Relax and network as we prepare for the Minnesota WebFest awards ceremony!

Saturday September 30, 2017 8:00pm - 8:30pm
IPR Studios - Breakroom 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN 55435

8:00pm

Filmmakers Lounge #4
Meet the filmmakers in attendance behind the series screened during Screening Block 4. Ask them questions about their series, the industry, or life in general.

Expected filmmakers in attendance for this session include:
  • Blue Collar Hustle
  • Growing Up Guide Pup
  • LadyTips: Trend Testers

Artists
AH

Alonge Hawes

Blue Collar Hustle
CP

Carolyn Page

LadyTips: Trend Testers
avatar for Matt Chapman

Matt Chapman

Creator, Growing Up Guide Pup
I am a filmmaker and also the Co-Founder of Growing Up Guide Pup. I love stories involving people with disabilities and the dogs that help them. I enjoy hiking, camping, snowboarding, muscle cars, and my family most of all.
TA

TIJUANA AGNEW

Blue Collar Hustle


Saturday September 30, 2017 8:00pm - 8:30pm
IPR Studios- Classroom A 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN 55435

8:30pm

Awards Ceremony
The Minnesota WebFest Awards Ceremony! We will be giving out awards in the following categories:
  • Genre Awards (Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mockumentary, Narrative Vlog, Sci-Fi, Thriller)
  • Series Awards (Student, Representation of Communities of Color, Representation of Women)
  • Skill Awards (Cinematography, Director, Performance)
  • Best Overall Web Series and Best Foreign Web Series

Saturday September 30, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
IPR Studios - Main Studio 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN

9:30pm

After Party
You've seen the shows, you know who's won. Let's network and party!

Saturday September 30, 2017 9:30pm - 11:30pm
IPR Studios - Main Studio 4545 W. 77th St., Edina, MN
 
Sunday, October 1
 

9:00am

INVITE ONLY - Explore the Twin Cities
INVITATION ONLY EVENT FOR FESTIVAL FILMMAKERS - Depending on interest, we'll get the out-of-towners and anyone else who wants to attend together to explore the Twin Cities. Details TBA.

Sunday October 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
TBA