The 2018 Mespies

A Celebration of Film
Friday, March 23 — Wednesday, March 28
The Heights Theater, Minneapolis

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY 3/23

6p
Opening Night Gathering 
Adama Ethiopian Restaurant

7p
The Mespies Awards Ceremony
The Heights

10p
Afterparty

El Tequila

SATURDAY 3/24

2p 
Public Screenings #1
The Heights

7p
Costume Party & Private Screening #1
The Heights

11p
Afterparty

El Tequila

SUNDAY 3/25

2p
Public Screenings #2
The Heights

7p
Private Screening #2
The Heights

10p
Afterparty

El Tequila

MONDAY 3/26

5p 
Public Screenings #3
The Heights

TUESDAY 3/27

5p 
Public Screenings #4
The Heights

7p
Private Screening #3
The Heights

WEDNESDAY 3/28

6p 
Mespies48
The Heights

8p
Closing Night Gathering
El Tequila

PASSES

A FULL FESTIVAL PASS PROVIDES ACCESS TO ALL EVENTS IN THE SIX DAYS OF THE MESPIES.

• The Awards Ceremony is exclusively for passholders.
• Passholders may bring up to 5 guests to any Mespies event besides the Awards Ceremony.
Seating is always first-come-first serve. The Mespies may reserve seats for its own purposes.
• The supply of passes is limited and are expected to be sold out soon.

Tickets to individual events will be sold at varied prices

AWARDS

THE AWARDS SHORTLIST WILL BE REVEALED THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY AND MARCH.

Awards will be given in the following categories. These may be updated before shortlist release. Mespies awards are finalized after multiple rounds of voting by a qualified, confidential panel. Mespies Awards are intended to recognize and promote talent in our filmmaking community. Awards do not carry cash prizes.

Best Feature TBA
Documentary Feature
TBA
Documentary Short
TBA
Animation
TBA
Short
TBA
Directing
TBA
Actor in a Leading Role
TBA
Actor in a Supporting Role
TBA
Writing
TBA
Cinematography
TBA
Costume Design
TBA
Film Editing
TBA
Makeup and Hairstyling
TBA
Music 
TBA 
Production Design
 TBA  
Sound Editing
 TBA 
Sound Mixing
 TBA 
Visual Effects 
TBA

SELECTIONS

Congrats to our selected films!

499
by Sean Skinner

a Hitch List
by Kyle Thornton

A Soldier’s Journey
by Justin Atkinson

All Who Dare
by Kiera Faye

Angels in Disguise
by Alexis Patton

Band or Album
by Edward Linder

Being Geek
by Edward Linder

Catharsis
by Ryan Gilmer

Chateau Sauvignon: terroir
by David Maire

Classic. Becky. Party.
by John Kaiser

Close
by Courtney Reistad

Conversation with God
by Winston Heckt

Dan Helsing: Exterminator
by Miah Allsman

Dead Evolution
by Ryan Gilmer

Drawing in the Moment
by Jes Reyes

Ended April 30, 1975
by Prakshi Malik

Feed the Wolf
by Jason Ewert

fifteen
by Kara Hakanson

From the North: Faribault Boys Soccer
by Brad Baker

Ghost Slapper
by David Mair

Gypsy: Rock & Roll Nomads
by Sean Skinner

Heartbeat
by Ryan Gilmer

Help Desk
by Sean Skinner and Edward Linder

Honey
by Rebecca Schroeder

Inferno
by Dustin Rosemark

Inside
by Sam Kaiser

Just Coffee
by Matthew Dressel

Kayla in 1A
by Travis Wood

Lady Lillian
by Danger Vision

Lady Parts Episode 4: The Big Raise
by Wendy Placko

Last Supper
by Ryan Gilmer

LEAVE
by Sam Thompson

LEO QUINN
by Paul Bhajjan

Light Rail
by Winston Heckt

MASC
by Dylan Walker

My Father
by Joseph Dutra

My Sunshine
by Prakshi Malik

New Neighbors
by E.G. Bailey

Nightmare
by Joseph Dutra

Nudist of the Living Dead
by Joe Terhaar

OATH
by Dan Yang

Rag Dolls
by Justin + Kristin Schaack

ROSHAMBO!
by Sean Skinner

Scare-apy
by Sean Skinner

Self Portrait
by Cody Greene

Square Guy
by Collin Mapp

Stanley
by Steven Warkel

TANGENT REALMS: The Worlds of C.M. Kösemen
by Kevin Schreck

The Aleppo Room
by Viktor Witkowski

The Genesis of the Trike
by Andrew Hed

The Pendulum
by Ryan Gilmer

The Post-Graduate
by Ryan Sanderson

The Sempiternal
by Elye tommy Ruhland

Time
by Ahmad Mawas

Tourvall II: Into the Darkness
by Sean Skinner

UNDO
by Keith Hopkins