IPR College of Creative Arts to Participate in Duluth Superior Film Festival

MINNEAPOLIS (May 26, 2015) – IPR College of Creative Arts is proud to be the major sponsor of the Duluth Superior Film Festival, taking place June 3-7, 2015. Students and faculty will participate in the festival’s events, which are held to foster a greater appreciation for cinema, to bridge cultures, create and expand community and provide cultural exchange through interaction with films, filmmakers, musicians and artists.


“IPR is committed to supporting the filmmaking community across the state of Minnesota,” says Trey Wodele, associate dean of education and digital video and media production program chair at IPR. “It is the goal of Duluth Superior Film Festival and IPR to have all of these interested parties come together and discuss what must be done to continue to advance the art of filmmaking in Minnesota and The Arrowhead Region.”


Wodele will be a panelist at “Minnesota Film Magnified,” a discussion on utilizing resources in Minnesota to further develop the role of film, and will serve as a jury member in the selection of the 2015 Maximus Leapus Award for filmmaking. Wodele is also the co-founder and director of the EDU Film Festival in Minneapolis.

“As part of our sponsorship, our media team created the 2015 Duluth Superior Film Festival Trailer,” says Wodele. “Five IPR students will also travel to Duluth to shoot video of events, panels and parties.”


IPR provides hands-on training to those who want a behind-the-scenes education in production, recording, design and entertainment business. The college offers degrees in audio production and engineering, interactive media and graphic design, live sound and show production, music and entertainment business, digital video and media production, sound design for visual media, and applied marketing and management.


The “Minnesota Film Magnified” panel discussion will take place from 3-5 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Split Rock Meeting Room on Saturday, June 6, and the Production in Minnesota Reception and Duluth Superior Award Ceremony will take place from 8-11 p.m. at Zeitgeist Arts on Saturday, June 6. All events are free and open to the public.

To learn more about the Duluth Superior Film Festival, visit ds-ff.com, and to learn more about IPR, visit www.ipr.edu.


IPR College of Creative Arts is part of a Minnesota-based, family-managed network of career colleges and universities. The schools prepare students for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand professions. Through its We Care mission, the Colleges integrate career-focused education with applied-learning to expose students to real-world working environments. The Colleges offer undergraduate, diploma and graduate degree programs in career fields including business and accounting, health sciences, legal sciences, technology, creative media and applied arts. More than 30 programs are available online. For more information, visit www.ipr.edu.