FilmNorth® will move from its current leased space to a new home in an historic building designed by renowned architect Clarence Johnston at 2441 University Ave. FilmNorth will purchase and co-own with D/O Architects.
The move will allow FilmNorth to serve a larger community of burgeoning filmmakers in a space that is 30% larger than its current facility. The project’s innovative capital campaign, capturing unique tax credits along with partnering with D/O Architects, made the move fiscally feasible.
“This will be a state-of-the-art education and laboratory space for media artists that will be a model for the nation,” said FilmNorth Executive Director Andrew Peterson. “As we mark this extraordinary organization’s 35th anniversary, this move creates a dynamic permanent home for FilmNorth that looks to the future, greatly expanding our community-based film programs and increasing our engagement with artists in the North.” Included in the expansion will be more classroom space, editing suites, and a unique and beautiful state-of-the-art screening room with DCP projection.
“This move is a win on many levels,” said Bianca Rhodes, FilmNorth Board of Directors President. “Not only will tax credits make our move financially viable, our location along the Metro Green Line is a win for our education programs, especially for young people. We will be close and accessible to students coming from high schools and universities in both east and west metro areas.”
FilmNorth, formerly known as Independent Film Project, was founded in 1987.
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