ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. - In just four years, the Twin Cities Film Fest grew from a startup into a must-see.
Just three days into its 10-day run, attendance has already exceeded expectations by 30 percent, according to executive director Jatin Setia.
"I think the word is getting out that the Twin Cities Film Fest is a mainstream festival that could potentially rival the Tribeca Film Festival and the Cannes," Setia said.
The growth is good news for local filmmakers like Conor Holt, who grew up in Roseville but currently lives in Los Angeles. His short film, "A Better Life" will air Sunday night on the big screen. He's excited his family and friends will get to watch it but even more excited to connect with other filmmakers and work on bringing the silver screen to Minnesota.
"That would be really phenomenal to live in my home state and make great films here because it's a great environment," Holt said.
The film fest seems to be helping. It's already drawing attention of major studios.
"The studios are actually coming to us now and saying 'Hey, will you consider showing our amazing film?' And I'm like, 'Sure, I'll consider it," Setia said.
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