People’s Choice Awards

Welcome to the People’s Choice Awards page - where you get to help determine the winner!

What is the Mississippi Minute Film Festival?

Our organization – Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership – invited the general public to create a film of up to a minute.  We asked people to create a vision that showcases an appreciation for – or the future potential of – the riverfront in Minneapolis.  Most important, we want the film to inform, energize, and inspire our citizenry to action ­­– all in 60 seconds!

What is the People’s Choice Award?

On this page are all 22 qualifying entries we received for the 2015 Mississippi Minute Film Festival.  A panel of judges will judge most of the films and award honors in several category.  One category of winner gets determined by the general public: the film gets the most votes by 12:00 noon CST on Friday, October 23rd will win the People’s Choice Award!

The awards will be presented at our free, annual Minneapolis Riverfront Summit, scheduled for:

Monday, October 26th, 2015
5:30 until 8:00pm
Mill City Museum
704 South Second Street
advance registration encouraged

All are welcome.  There will be light food, and remarks from John Anfinson, Superintendent of our Mississippi National River and Recreation Area - the National Park at the heart of the Twin Cities.

So how do I vote?

1. You must be signed up for Facebook; this is how we keep people from voting multiple times.  If you don’t yet like our Facebook page, click the “like” button directly below.  If you are not currently logged in to Facebook, you may be prompted to log in.

2. View the films on this page, and click the “like” button below a film to cast a vote for that film. There is no limit on the number of films for which you may vote and like. You can also share a link to that specific film with friends by using the “share” button.  The film that receives the most votes by noon on Friday, October 23rd will be declared the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

3. Contact us with any questions. And happy viewing!

Find the River

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

Mississippi River Boat Ballet

by John Akre

How to Maintain Historic Structures

by Darrell Ayers; 10th Avenue Photo used by permission Minnesota Historical Society

River Ramble with Mark Twain

Producer Mark Ryan; Music I’m Going Away Blues by Frank Stoles (public domain)

Down River

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

Experience the Mississippi

by Mike Markes, David Booke, and Anna Tessling

It Flows Through All

by Rachel Bownik

Bridges of Hennepin County

by Patrick Siegrist - Producer; Luke Ogrodnick - Video Director; Riley Peterson - Aerial Director; Clayton Schnell - Aerial Pilot


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


by Peter Larson, Tony Cousins

Water, Man.

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

The Perfect Gift

by James Tucker and Ryan Siemers

Scoop the Poop!

by Mississippi River Green Team Group A: Akia, Chouneng, Keng, Lisa, Melissa, Nathaniel

Dragonflies need clean water!

by Mississippi River Green Team Group B: Cael, Farah, Luis, Max, Mohamed, and


Fertilize Smart!

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


by Nicole Aber

The Mississippi Shore

by Cory Parkos, and Scott Smith Reutiman

Between the Rails

by Neal Cross and Melissa Cross

In Quiet Reflection

by Mona Carloni with Great River Coalition

Northern Metals - Pollution on the Mississippi

Director: Phil Harder; Music & Voice: David Salmela

On My Way

by Katrina Matejcik, Travis Rukamp & Matt Munson

A Lost Dog’s Tale

by Graham Sauer, Julia Moroles, Andra Knox, & Matt Buyens

Background: William Murphy under CC-BY-SA 2.0 license via