HG Video Showcase Preview – IRA


A preview of this year’s video showcase will be featuring a fellow UMD alumni, Paul Jensen. He created this award winning documentary-short and wanted to debut it at our festival. We are so excited to have this addition with the lineup this year. Please come on down to Zeitgeist Zinema on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6pm.

Film Synopsis: A documentary-short on the life of Ira Sanders, a commodity trader turned educator whose first-hand experiences on 9/11 greatly influence his life.

History of the Project: The film previously had its World Premiere in New York City, in addition to screenings in Los Angeles, Portland, Austin, and more.
Ira Sanders is a semifinalist for Education Minnesota’s “2022 Teacher of the Year” award.
The film has also received awards attention for “Best Editing,” “Best Documentary,” and “Best Poster Design.”

Ira Poster


2020 Video Showcase Creator Application

Are you a film maker? Are you a person who wants to break into the industry?

Have you been to the Homegrown Music Video Showcase and wondered how you could make a film and get it screened at the festival? Well, here’s how you can get involved!

Video Festival Form
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