Hennepin Theatre Trust

Minneapolis, Minnesota - September 24-27, 2020

We are already planning a bigger 2020!

Submissions open for the 2020 Minnesota WebFest on November 4, 2019.

We look for diversity in every sense of the term: diversity in genre, diversity in themes, diversity in filmmaker perspectives, and, of course, diversity in representation. Our ultimate goal is to present the strongest lineup of web series possible to the Minnesota community.

We encourage submissions from all around the world, in any language. Non-English web series must contain embedded English subtitles.

We accept either pilots or seasons.

Minnesota WebFest proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.

We have not yet started accepting RSVPs for the 2020 Minnesota WebFest.

The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is a direct flight from almost anywhere in the United States and Canada as well as Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Reykjavik, Seoul, Tokyo, and a handful of other air travel hubs.

Airlines with Direct International Flights

  • Air Canada
  • Aer Lingus
  • Air France
  • Condor
  • Delta
  • Icelandair
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • Sun Country
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Westjet

Getting Around

The core venue has not yet been set.

Downtown Minneapolis is a 30-minute ride on light-rail from the MSP airport or a 15 minute car/Lyft/Uber/taxi ride. Both Lyft and Uber operate in the Twin Cities.

The light rail line will get you between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul as well as from downtown Minneapolis to the suburb of Bloomington. That means the Mall of America, the University of Minnesota, Twins games, Vikings games, and both downtowns are rail-accessible. Renting a car is probably a waste of money.

Where to Stay

Come back here to find information on where to book your stay in Minneapolis.

What to See and Do

Of course, you're here to watch web series!

But if you'd like to get out and about in the Twin Cities, here are some things to do:

  • A ton of riding and running trails. You can get anywhere in the Twin Cities on bike trails alone without having to fight cars.
  • Paisley Park (the former home and workplace of Prince, now a museum)
  • Theater (Minneapolis is one of the largest theater scenes in the country with the second-most capacity per capita)
  • The Mall of America, the largest mall in the United States
  • Nickelodeon Universe, an amusement park inside the Mall of America
  • The Walker Art Center
  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with the big ass spoon (next to Walker Art Center)
  • Strolling the Lakes (Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet)
  • Minnehaha Park
  • And the legendary First Avenue
  • Minnesota United FC at Allianz Field
  • The Minnesota Twins at Target Field
  • The Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium
  • If you are willing to make a drive of it, the city of Duluth and Lake Superior are 2 1/2 hours north of the Twin Cities.

Early Selections

We will announce nominations around July 31, 2020.

We will announce the awards during the awards ceremony on September 26, 2020.