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2nd Annual Sound Unseen International Duluth (SUID)'s video poster

A festival of Film, Music, and Art, Sound Unseen International Duluth delivers the world of cinema to The Twin Ports, MN region. Read more

Duluth, MN Film & Video
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This project was successfully funded on June 8, 2011.

A festival of Film, Music, and Art, Sound Unseen International Duluth delivers the world of cinema to The Twin Ports, MN region.

Duluth, MN Film & Video
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Sound Unseen International Duluth intends to raise funds to help execute our second annual festival in Duluth, MN. 

Our incredibly talented staff, in which most are predominantly volunteers, are looking forward to presenting another outstanding line-up of films, music and art for year two. Like any endeavor of this magnitude, we survive on a shoestring budget and just need a small amount to cover the costs of flights for our special guests.  We get tremendous support from the hospitality industry in Duluth with a generous list of donated hotel rooms and venues, but as we like to say--we cannot buy plane tickets with hotel rooms and we need some cash to purchase flights.

Our first festival in Duluth was a great critical success because we brought in tremendous Directors, Producers, Distributors, Musicians and Special Industry professionals.  Our guests list includes the following in year one alone:

Minnesota Filmmakers/Artists

Philip Harder-Low Movie

Steve Holmgren-Putty Hill/Hamilton

Don McGlynn-Rejoice and Shout

Low(Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker)

Steven Greenberg-Funkytown

National Filmmakers/Arts Administrators/Artists profiled at Sound Unseen International Duluth 2010

Aaron Katz-Cold Weather

Matthew Porterfield-Putty Hill/Hamilton

Nick Langholff-Feed The Fish

Michael Matzdorff-Feed The Fish

Katie Aselton-Feed The Fish/The Freebie

Ross Partridge-Feed The Fish

Alison Abrohams-Feed The Fish

Michael Palmieri-October Country

Donal Mosher-October Country

Barr Weissman-Secret To A Happy Ending

Jennifer Maas -Wheedle's Groove

Matt McCormick-Some Days Are Better Than Others

Juror Albert Milgom-Director/Programmer Minnesota Film Arts

Juror Jenny Jones-Walker Art Center

Juror Kathy Smith-Writer/Reviewer

Juror Debbie Berlin- Distributor Palisades Tartan

Minnesota Music Artists Presented at Sound Unseen International Duluth 2010

Solid Gold

Charlie Parr

Roma Di Luna

Bight Club


The Keep Aways

Gasoline Silver

Gay Witch Abortion

The Honeydogs

The Bitter Spills

We've got an incredible list of guests for Sound Unseen International Duluth set for year 2, but need your support to pay for a few plane tickets.  Can you help with a donation?


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    Pledge $20 or more

    2 backers

    A big thank you for giving us a Jackson. For this you will receive a pair of tickets to any film in the festival and your name on our festival trailer.

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    Pledge $50 or more

    4 backers

    Our little festival can stretch a $50 a long way. Thank you for giving us one. For this you receive 4 festival tickets and an pair of VIP tickets to the Friday Night 'Sick Of Sarah' musical performance at Clyde Iron Works.

  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    3 backers

    Stepping up into Ben Franklin territory. Thank you. Now you'll get a pair of All Access Festival Passes.

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    Pledge $250 or more

    1 backer

    At this pledge, we'll give you all of the previous rewards and free admission to all films/events we produce during our festivals or monthly events in Duluth and Minneapolis. That's a lot of free events!

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    Pledge $500 or more

    2 backers

    Wow. We can barely thank you enough. We'll do our best by offering you all the previous rewards and one night stay at on of Duluth's finest hotels (subject to availability).

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    0 backers

    This type of pledge will nearly assure us that we'll reach our goal. Incredible. What could we possibly give you to thank you? How about all previous awards, a Holiday Inn-Metrodome Gift Certificate good for one night at their lovely Minneapolis Hotel (subject to availability) AND dinner for you and a guest with one of our visiting filmmakers during Sound Unseen Duluth.

Funding period

- (32 days)