Honestly? We don't know what to expect for 2021. Are you all ready to attend film festivals again?
If you are, we'll be there for you this year. If you aren't, we'll have selected components of the
festival accessible online. We strongly suggest making a week of it by attending Minnesota WebFest in
the Twin Cities on the weekend and then Catalyst in Duluth during the week. In fact, Catalyst and
Minnesota WebFest have some exciting join opportunities to announce in the near future!
What you should expect are some great panels and talks from TV and web series leaders and great networking
events. Of course, the weekend will end with our famous Lake Minnetonka cruise. Yes, you can actually purify
yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.
ALL IN-PERSON EVENTS ARE FREE-OF-CHARGE!!!!
We will begin selling tickets for selected online events on August 1, 2021.
We are just shy of President Biden's July 4th goal for vaccinations in Minnesota
and expect to exceed that goal by July 4. Our COVID-19 numbers are low and our vaccination rates are high. Minnesota
WebFest (and the state as a whole) have been very good at adhering to CDC guidelines and we feel very confident that
an in-person event will be safe with the following precautions:
- We expect non-vaccinated attendees to wear masks.
- We expect all attendees to respect the wishes of vaccinated attendees who prefer to wear masks.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport provides free vaccines to visitors, including the one-shot J&J vaccine. If you come from a nation
that is behind on vaccination, this festival may be an opportunity to get vaccinated when you land (you will still be required
to wear a mask since you will not be fully vaccinated).
Normally, the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is a direct flight from almost anywhere
in the United States and Canada as well as Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Paris,
Reykjavik, Seoul, Tokyo, and a handful of other air travel hubs. With the COVID flight schedules in
place, it's hard to say what will be available when
Airlines with Direct International Flights
- Air Canada
- Aer Lingus
- Air France
- Korean Air
- Sun Country
- Virgin Atlantic
The core venue has not yet been set.
Downtown Minneapolis is a 30-minute ride on light-rail from the MSP airport or a 15 minute
car/Lyft/Uber/taxi ride. Both Lyft and Uber operate in the Twin Cities.
The light rail line will get you between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul as
well as from downtown Minneapolis to the suburb of Bloomington. That means the Mall of
America, the University of Minnesota, Twins games, Vikings games, and both downtowns are
rail-accessible. Renting a car is probably a waste of money.
Where to Stay
Come back here to find information on where to book your stay in Minneapolis.
What to See and Do
Of course, you're here to watch web series!
But if you'd like to get out and about in the Twin Cities, here are some things to do:
A ton of riding and running trails. You can get anywhere in the Twin Cities on bike trails
alone without having to fight cars.
Paisley Park (the former home and workplace of Prince, now a museum)
Theater (Minneapolis is one of the largest theater scenes in the country with the
second-most capacity per capita)
The Mall of America, the largest mall in the United States
Nickelodeon Universe, an amusement park inside the Mall of America
The Walker Art Center
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with the big ass spoon (next to Walker Art Center)
Strolling the Lakes (Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet)
And the legendary First Avenue
Minnesota United FC at Allianz Field
The Minnesota Twins at Target Field
The Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium
If you are willing to make a drive of it, the city of Duluth and Lake Superior are 2 1/2
hours north of the Twin Cities.
We will announce nominations in late July.
We will announce the awards during the awards ceremony on September 25, 2021.