People’s Choice voting open!

In the midst of the Twin Cities is one of the greatest natural wonders in the world: the Mississippi River. The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership invites you to make this natural wonder visible, using the engaging medium of film.

You could use your cellphone or a video camera, shoot something simple or complex. The important thing, however, is to tell a story. Create a vision that tugs at heartstrings or makes people laugh, that showcases an appreciation for the riverfront in Minneapolis.

We want films which inform, energize, and inspire people to action ­­– all in 60 seconds!


We divide the Minneapolis Riverfront into four categories:

River Gorge: Ford Dam to Washington Ave. Bridge

Downtown Riverfront: Washington Ave. Bridge to Plymouth Bridge

River North: Plymouth Bridge to Lowry Bridge

Upper Harbor: Lowry Bridge to city border


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions are due online by Sept. 18. 2017 at 5 p.m.

Peoples Choice voting opens Oct. 9, 2017

Awards announced and winning films projected Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.