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MinnAnimate is a place for animation in Minnesota. MinnAnimate is a homegrown Minnesota animation film festival.

MinnAnimate 5 will be on September 8th 2016 at the Film Society of Minneapolis and St. Paul St. Anthony Main Theater. Here is the program for the 6 pm Youth/Student screening. Here is the program for the 7:30 Independent Animation screening. Here is a list of biographies of contributors.

This year’s MinnAnimate will feature two screenings, with youth and student films at 6 pm and a program of independent animation at 7:30 pm. A Q and A with filmmakers will take place between the screenings, from about 6:45 to 7:15.

Tickets are $8.50 General, $6 Student/senior, $5 Film Society Members. Stay for one screening or both for the same ticket price.

Here’s the trailer for MinnAnimate 5 Special thanks go out to my students in the IFP MN Flash/Photoshop Animation Camp for making the images and for the people who I recorded at the Square Lake Film Festival for the sound!

MinnAnimate IV was on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 7 pm at the Film Society of Minneapolis and St. Paul’s St. Anthony Main Theater 3. Check out some photos of it.

Check out the MinnAnimate IV program.

Here’s the 2015 trailer, made by my students in the IFP-MN Photoshop/Flash Animation Camp:

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Here’s the 2014 trailer, and trailers from the first two years of MinnAnimate.

MinnAnimate II trailer from John Akre on Vimeo.

MinnAnimate 2012 Trailer from John Akre on Vimeo.