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

Look for MinnAnimate 6 in September of 2017!

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

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!


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.