Before music became my passion and I started playing guitar, I initially wanted to go into film making. Not that I needed to work on blockbuster films or anything, but I always really thought it would be really cool to just make films independently.

Some of my favorite motion pictures of all time are low budget, independent projects. When I moved to Minnesota a couple of years ago I even heavily considered going back to school for film making. I decided against it (and wound up in radio instead – which is way cooler anyway) but I still have a deep love for the independent film scene.

If you happen to be a film maker yourself, or just enjoy the scene like I do, you should check out the Twin Cities Film Fest at the Showcase ICON Theatre in St. Louis Park. The Festival lasts from October 17th – 27th.

However, if you’re hoping to submit your film, you only have until July 4th to do so (which is why I’m telling you this early.) Whether you’re a film maker or a fan I definitely think this is a cool little festival worth checking out.