2017 winners


The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership would like to extend its warm thanks to each of the entrants in the 2017 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 shown below. All winners – with the exception of the People’s Choice award – were determined by a panel of judges. The People’s Choice award drew more than 22,000 video views on Facebook, nearly 50 percent more than in 2016.

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

See all films shown at 2017 Mississippi Minute Film Festival


Best in show

Breakfast on the Mississippi

By John Akre


People’s Choice

Home of the Twin Cities River Rats

By William Parker, Kyle Zogg, Twin Cities River Rats


Downtown Riverfront
First Prize

to bike to work/to drive to work

By Joe Mollen


River Gorge
First Prize

The Dam Sequel

By Skip Carlson, Brooke Carlson, and Annabelle (the dog)


Upper River
First Prize

Journey of a Raindrop

By Leigh Simmons, John Shepard, Tracy Fredin


Honorable Mention

Creation Myth

By Lea Redding


Youth Prize

The River Spirit

By Rachel Angaran, Katie Kothlow, and Matt Schnell

See all films shown at 2017 Mississippi Minute Film Festival