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The Nordic Lights Film Festival- Twin Cities is changing venues. The 2012 festival will be hosted at Screen 3 at the St. Anthony Main Theater.

The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul (formerly Minnesota Film Arts) is one of the most diversified film-arts organizations in the country and is the largest exhibitor of artistic and international films in the Upper Midwest, exhibiting some 400 titles annually to an audience in excess of 100,000. Its inherited 50 year operating history makes The Film Society one of the oldest film-arts presenting institutions in the nation. The Film Society was born of a merger ten years ago between the now nearly 50 year old U Film Society - a groundbreaking institution and the Twin Cities' foremost exhibitor of international and art-house fare and longstanding producer of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, and the 10 year old Oak Street Arts - one of the most ambitious repertory cinema and community film access organizations in the country.

The Film Society is located at the St. Anthony Main Theatre Complex on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, where it continues its tradition of year-round film exhibition. The Film Society presents the best of classic, contemporary and cutting-edge cinema from around the world, celebrating the diverse art of the motion picture as it was always intended—as a shared, community experience on the big screen. Our mission is to broaden the appreciation, accessibility and understanding of the art of film. Going beyond the movies, The Film Society provides a unique service to filmmakers and the community by bringing in experts in the field from around the globe to discuss their work, presenting panel discussions and educational programs and producing world-class events like its centerpiece, the annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.

The Film Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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2014 Sponsors Include

Finlandia Foundation
Finlandia Foundation National is the most important private source of support for Finnish and Finnish-American culture in the U.S.

American Swedish Institute


Norwegian American Weekly


Albertsson Hansen Architecture

Borton Overseas

Consulate General of Sweden

Danish American Center


Gustavus Adolphus College

Luther College

Mindekirken Norwegian Language & Culture Program

Moods of Norway

Custom Woven Interiors

Finlandia Foundation
Finlandia Foundation-Twin Cities

Gamle Ode

UiO International Summer School

Laurie Jacobi Original Designs in Wool


Northern Lavvu

Norway Connects

Norway House

Norwegian Glee Club

Polarn O. Pyret


Sámi Siida of North America

St. Olaf College

SWEA - Swedish Women's Educational Association International, Inc.

Trillium Tours

University of Minnesota Press

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Thank you!