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White Space Wins Best Short at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival

Tom DeBiaso, Guest Programmer  and 
 Maya Washington, White Space
White Space was awarded Best Short at Minneapolis-St.Paul International Film Festival during the Closing Night Award Ceremony May 3rd.  The award includes a $5,000 prize good for post production services at Splice.

Best Short Presented by Splice

Awarded to a film exhibiting excellence in the short genre, this competition includes selections from the narrative and documentary programs, and includes prizes given to both the best national and international short, and the best short film from the MINNESOTA-Made program.

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is the most ambitious and best attended film event in the Upper Midwest. Over its three-week run, the Festival presents an exciting and diverse slate of some 300 narrative, documentary and short films from over 60 countries, hosts many visiting filmmakers to introduce and discuss their works, sand includes an array of events, panels, discussions, and parties. The Festival takes place on the five screens of the St. Anthony Main Theatre, set along the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.

Over its three-decade history, the MSP International Film Festival has developed an exemplary reputation for presenting a distinctively diverse and imaginative line-up of international cinema, as well as American independents and alternative cinema, documentaries, experimental, and local and regional films. It continues to expand, last year presenting films to an audience of more than 40,000, hosting over 100 filmmakers and stars, and exhibiting films from 61 countries from all around the world.

White Space Screening at Minneapolis--St. Paul International Film Festival Thursday April 26th

White Space is an Official Selection of the Minneapolis--St. Paul International Film Festival and will screen in the Minnesota Made Shorts Program on Thursday April, 26th at 7pm at Saint Anthony Main Theatre (115 Southeast Main Street St Anthony Main, Minneapolis, MN 55414).

White Space Poetry Project is especially excited about this screening, as Minneapolis is White Space Writer/Director Maya Washington's hometown,

 "We are so excited to be in the Twin Cities, a place where we've received so much throughout this journey.  It is a blessing to bring the work to a community that has embraced us from the beginning."

You can join White Space Poetry Project at the screening and a Minnesota Made after party at Red Stag Super Club (509 1st Avenue Northeast Minneapolis, MN 55413) immediately following the screening.

Tickets are available through the festival box office and admission to the after party is free.

Festival Tickets/ Information

White Space Official Selection Maine Deaf Film Festival Screening April 14th

White Space is an Official Selection for the 10th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival. This will be the second Deaf festival screening and the third fully accessible screening of the film.White Space will screen on Saturday evening April 14th, along side the Independent Lens Broadcast documentary, Deaf Jam.

The screening will be at the University of Southern Maine’s Talbot Auditorium.  Supporters interested in attending should check the festival websites for updates as the Film Schedule is subject to change. www.mainedeaffilmfest.com

Additionally the Festival website features a number of important updates in ASL like the one below.

White Space Screens in Three Festivals In One Weekend!

For our supporters in Miami, Maryland, and Seattle we are excited to announce that White Space is an Official Selection at Women's International Film & Arts Festival, WAMMFest and Seattle Deaf Film Festival and will be screening this coming weekend!

WAMMFest Women and Minorities in Media Festival Thursday 3/29/12 at 6pm


Women's International Film & Arts Festival Friday at 3:30pm


Seattle Deaf  Film Festival Sunday 4/1/12 at 1pm


Please come out and support White Space if you live near one of this weekend's festivals!

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