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Action! A Behind-the-Scenes look at the Upper Midwest Film Office's Interactive Filmmaking Programs

Short Films Block

Showtime: Sat, Feb 10th @ 3:20 PM

Sponsored by UMFO, this screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers & film workshop parrticipants.

“Are you curious to watch films and hear from students of the craft of filmmaking? These four short films were created through a series of Hands-On Filmmaking workshops the Upper Midwest Film Office hosts right here on the Iron Range! Students and instructors who participated in the workshops will be curating a conversation about what it takes to make a movie as a team.”


Synopsis: A husband and wife exchange letters expressing their love during the iron mining boom in Northern Minnesota in the early 19th century.

Human Resources

Synopsis: A human resources professional must teach a timid new hire how to perform empathy. As she instructs him through a series of social behaviors, they form an unlikely connection. This film asks the question: can genuine connection happen within artificial circumstances?


Synopsis: A man grieves the loss of a relationship during a trip to a cabin in the woods.

Chess with Tess

Synopsis: A warehouse custodian gets a surprise visit from his niece which turns his normal mundane day into something he never would have imagined.