MNKINO50: Film Score Fest, Legend


On July 28th, 2016, MNKINO50: Film Score Fest will bring filmmakers, composers, and musicians together to create new short films with original scores that are performed live at the screening.

Sign-up for MNKINO Film Score Feset 2016 is closed. The next chance to participate in MNKINO will be October, 2016. More details will be announced about this event at the July 28th, MNKINO Film Score Fest screening.

How to Submit
Filmmakers: films should be 5 min. or under and must be inspired by the theme, Legend. You must submit your film to your composer by  June 5th, consider using wetransfer, dropbox, or a physical handoff. Files like .mov and mp4 work the best.

Composers: we will have one of each orchestral instrument, plus drum set, electric guitar, electric bass, and keyboard. You must submit your score and materials to Composer Quest by mid June 30th. Please use or dropbox to send

1) a copy of the video without music, for the screening.

2) a copy of the video with a reference music track (MIDI or audio file), for the orchestra to study.

3) PDF score and parts for each instrument.

4) MIDI track if possible (used to create a conductor click track)

Important Dates and Details

Saturday, April 9th, 2016, 2pm to 4pm: Film Score Fest Kickoff Event at Landmark Center. Mystery Meat reveal and sign up begins.
May 7th: Sign up ends.
June 5th: Films must be finished and handed off to your composer.
June 30th: Film scores must be finished and sent to
July 27th:  Dress Rehearsal for Orchestra
July 28th: Film Score Fest Screening. We will show 18 films, but if there more submissions than that, our film panel will curate based on their artistic merit and score playability.
Saint Paul Neighborhood Network Affordable  Filmmaking Classes

Watch the Mystery Meat, which will serve as a thematic prompt for your video!

QUESTIONS? Email us at!