TCFF is a vital force for artistic enrichment and cultural growth.
TCFF makes an artistic, economic and cultural impact to our MN Community.
TCFF Makes a bold impact:
For independent filmmakers and artists - giving 122 filmmakers a national voice in 2017
Empowering women in film - TCFF '17 Opening, Centerpiece, Closing, a dozen other feature films and 65% of all short films were directed or produced by women, in stark contrast to an industry trend of 7%.
Starting important conversations - The TCFF Changemaker Series fosters serious discourse surrounding issues of social importance (i.e. addiction, homeless youth, sex trafficking) and moves audiences to action in support of community organizations.
Highlighting marginalized voices - Thoughtful programming, like the LGBTQ series, gives voice to the oppressed and brings their stories to the forefront of our social consciousness.
On New Voices in Filmmaking - The TCFF Filmmaker Academy Free Day For Youth, gives under-served,Twin Cities kids access to filmmaking mentorship, indie cinema & technology training.
Economically - During the 11 days of the film fest, TCFF generates $1 million in revenues for local businesses.
TCFF passionately believes film is the most powerful artistic medium on earth. Through great cinema, we walk in the shoes of another and bridge divides between us. TCFF Donors give voice to untold, perception-changing stories by diverse filmmakers; stories that start important conversations and change the world we all share.