APIA MN Film Collective

Current Programming

Feature Film Screenwriting Lab for Narrative Filmmakers

A six-month screenwriting lab for narrative filmmakers to create, write, edit, and polish their feature film screenplays.

This program is made possible by the support of the Headwaters Foundation and in-kind space provided by In Progress.

The On-Set Film Training Lab for Narrative Filmmakers

The APIA MN Film Collective’s On-Set Film Training Lab is a two-week skill building opportunity for APIA filmmakers in Minnesota. It is also Phase 2 of our 3-Year initiative. They will receive this on-set training on Naomi Ko’s new short film. It is a psychological thriller about Elise, a Korean American woman, who discovers the horrific nature about her marriage and its subsequent consequences on her newly adopted 14-year-old Hmong daughter from Laos.  

The APIA MN Film Collective’s On-Set Film Training Lab for Narrative Filmmakers will have several key activities:

1. Practice and learn new filmmaking skills in the following fields: directing, cinematography, lighting, sound mixing, production design, art direction, wardrobe & costuming, and producing.

2. Train and familiarize filmmakers on using industry-standard equipment.

3. Build relationships between participants and working national APIA filmmakers.

4. Hire and utilize the St. Paul workforce and local businesses during the creation of this work.

This project is made possible by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Asian Pacific Endowment from the Saint Paul Foundation, and a private anonymous donor.