John Akre
Ben and Dopey

John Akre, Minnesota, received $10,000 to support Ben and Dopey, an animated feature film about the friendship of a twenty-something downtown Minneapolis street musician and an animated character created by his mother, an underground filmmaker. It will be told in a variety of animation techniques, including animating some parts of it on the streets of downtown Minneapolis with collaboration from the public.

About this grant

Film and Video
Grant Program
Minnesota Film and Video


Guidelines and more information about the new Artist Fellowship program are now available. The application deadline is Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 4 pm Central / 5 pm Eastern Time.

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