Log in

TODAY is GIVE TO THE MAX DAY: support Emerging Filmmakers from Italy and Minnesota

  • 14 Nov 2019
  • 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Help us put Emerging Filmmakers from Italy and Minnesota in the spotlight

Our goal is to raise $3,500 to support Emerging Filmmakers from Italy and Minnesota and help launch their career through the Building Bridges: Emerging Filmmakers Awards as part of our 11th edition of The Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (Feb. 20-23, 2020).

We will offer two award opportunities for the best short films made by emerging filmmakers working and living in Italy and Minnesota. Filmmakers will submit their films and an esteemed panel of jurors will select two — one from Italy and the other made right here in Minnesota.


The winners of the Building Bridges: Emerging Filmmakers Awards will have the opportunity to screen their films and discuss their work at the festival. The ICC will cover the cost for transportation from Italy, lodging expenses and cash prizes.

“I had a wonderful time in the stunning city of Minneapolis! I had a warm feeling of excellence in hospitality, since the staff took care of every detail to welcome the invited directors in the Twin Cities. Besides that, the festival had a very good program this year, and we had the chance to watch some significant films of the recent Italian production. […] I just wish to everybody the chance to see Minnesota at least once in a life!” Arianna Lodeserto, Building Bridges 2018, Special Jury Prize

Click on the button below and donate TODAY. We depend on your generosity to make our mission possible, and we hope you will include us on your “must support” list.  Please remember that all gifts – large and small – are truly appreciated.  Grazie mille!

EXTRA PERK: Win a Complimentary Cooking Class or Wine Tasting
Every person who donates through Thursday, November 14, will be entered in a raffle to win 1 complimentary cooking class or 1 complimentary wine tasting to be used by June 30, 2020.

250 Third Ave. N, Suite 625
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 295-4111

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization © Italian Cultural Center All Rights Reserved
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software