Sound Unseen, The “Best Winter Film Festival” in Minnesota, is gearing up for their 14th annual “films-on-music and art festival,” November 13-17, 2013. In its 14th year, Sound Unseen has continued to broaden their horizons. This year the group partnered with Dinner on the Farm to produce a series of local food focused “Cine-feasts” and has hosted a successful monthly screening series at The Trylon microcinema. And now it’s time for their annual celebration of cinema.
Sound Unseen will screen over twenty films (documentaries, narratives and short films) at three locations throughout the run of the festival. McNally Smith College of Music, The Landmark Center, and Trylon microcinema will play host to programming this year. Musical performances will take place at Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul, a special event is planned at Summit Brewing Company on Thursday, November 14 and McNally Smith College of Music — Sound Unseen’s educational partner — will host panels with filmmakers and more.
This annual five day event has been recognized as the “Best Winter Film Festival” by the Star Tribune (May 2012), and “Best of the Fests” by Mpls/St Paul Magazine — for good reason. This unique convergence of Film/Music/Art is an affordable and accessible opportunity for all Twin Citians to get involved in the vibrant cultural community of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Also new to Sound Unseen this year will be a film competition judged by a five person jury with the winner awarded a cash prize along with their award (presented and sponsored by Cine-O-Matic). The festival will also include a tribute to late filmmaker Les Blank entitled, “A Well Spent Life: Music Films of Les Blank” programmed by NW Film Forum Program Director, Adam Sekuler, “featuring six films from Blank’s impressive fifty-year career as an independent filmmaker was his unique ability to deftly balance his curiosity about the subjects of his films with a genuine respect and admiration for their lives and work.”
Tickets will range between $10-$25 for individual festival screenings, along with an exclusive and limited “All Access” badge for $80 (a value of $275 and only 50 available) will go on sale shortly. Additional short films, SU’s music line-up and jurors for the 14th annual Sound Unseen will be announced, Tuesday, October 15 and individual tickets for all events will go on sale on Friday, October 18.