The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership would like to extend its warm thanks to each of the entrants in the 2015 Mississippi Minute Film Festival! We’ve been so lucky to have a wide range of talent, interest, and entries that each warrant a viewing (or more!).

The winners are listed and shown here. All winners – with the exception of the viewer’s choice award – were determined by a five-judge panel, which included: Whitney Clark (Executive Director, Friends of the Mississippi River), Councilmember, Lisa Goodman (Minneapolis City Council), Brenda Langton (Owner, Spoonriver Restaurant), Tom Meyer (Founding Partner, MSR Architecture), Dean Otto (Associate Film Curator, Walker Art Center) and Councilmember Blong Yang (Minneapolis City Council).

You can also browse an alphabetical list of all 22 film entries we received.

Relax, and enjoy a range of compelling perspectives on the Mississippi River!

 
 

Grand prize

Alfie

Film and editing Derek McCallum. Dog wrangling, the McCallum girls.


 
 

Youth prize

Fertilize Smart!

Mississippi River Green Team Group C: Armonie, Florentina, Mai Chia, Randy, Rasmien, and Seng.


 

People’s choice

First prize

In Quiet Reflection

Mona Antilla Carloni with Great River Coalition


Runner-up

Northern Metals:
Pollution on the Mississippi

by Phil Harder and David Samela


Upper River

First prize

Find the River

by Eugene Benson, Chistina Roers, Kristin Roers, Jason Roberts, Myles Matthies, and David Roers


Runner-up

It Flows Through All

by Rachel Bownik


Central Riverfront

First prize

In Quiet Reflection

Mona Antilla Carloni with Great River Coalition


Runner-up

Water, Man

by Jud Nichols – Shooter, Editor, Voiceover / Matt Cannon – Shooter, Editor, Voiceover


Lower Gorge

First prize

Down River

Producer: Mark Ryan; Music: Highway No 61 by Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band (public domain)


Runner-up

The Perfect Gift

by James Tucker and Ryan Siemers


Background photo courtesy Ruth Hartnup under CC-BY-2.0-license via http://tinyurl.com/okp74ka. Photo cropped and lightened for use as page background.