IFP Becomes FilmNorth

Its tagline is still Find your voice; its mission is still to empower artists to tell their stories. For 30 years, it's been a home for filmmakers, screenwriters, and other visual thinkers.

So why a new name for Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota? "Our thirtieth anniversary was the perfect opportunity to rebrand as Film North," said executive director Andrew Peterson. "We'll maintain our close relationships to all IFP chapters and Film Independent... but we felt it was time that our name more accurately reflected the unique place we occupy in the national film community." A September 14 anniversary gala at its Vandalia Tower headquarters (above) marked the launch of the rebrand and also FilmNorth's first awards ceremony.