FilmNorth (formerly Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota), Saint Paul, Minnesota, received $35,000 in support of the 2015 season of MNTV, a series of three public television shows featuring short films made within the last 18 months by Minnesota filmmakers. MNTV is a catalyst for film and video artists to produce work and develop professionally. The series nurtures creativity, allows creative risks, advances difficult issues and represents non-mainstream points of view. MNTV’s eclectic compilations regularly showcase innovative and provocative work. All three one-hour shows are broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), as well as public television stations in Duluth, Appleton, Rochester, the Bemidji/Brainerd area, and Fargo/Moorhead. IFP Minnesota’s mission is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists through networking, education, funding, and opportunities for showcasing their work. IFP Minnesota envisions a world where expression through images is encouraged and valued.