Neighborhood Film Contest

Film Festival PosterThe fifth annual Neighborhood Film Festival engages local videographers and cinema students around the Twin Cities area, inviting them to create a three-minute film sharing why they love their city or community. Themed “Find Your Place,” the 2014 Neighborhood Film Festival offers larger prizes than ever and welcomes new sponsorship.

Joining RE/MAX Results is past sponsor Bell Mortgage of Bell State Bank & Trust as well as Dunn Bros Coffee, a new festival sponsor that will be offering its own individual award in addition to the main prizes. RE/MAX Results prizes range from a $1,000 cash award for the People’s Choice to $6,000 for the first place winner. Total, the RE/MAX Results Neighborhood Film Festival will be awarding $15,000 in cash prizes.

The top films will be screened at the RE/MAX Results Neighborhood Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Riverview Theater on November 6th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Community members and film enthusiasts, as well as friends and families of participants, are invited to attend. Tickets to the screening event will be $7.00 at the door.

RE/MAX Results will also be awarding five $2,000 scholarships to Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) students at the screening. Students who wish to participate in The Results Cinema Production Scholarship must submit a written essay by October 20, 2014. A film entry is not required, but students applying for the scholarship are still eligible to compete in the Neighborhood Film Festival as well.

The entry deadline for film submissions is October 23, 2014. Full guidelines and official rules, along with videos of previous years’ entries, can be found online at Learn more about participating in or sponsoring the RE/MAX Results Neighborhood Film Festival by inquiring online or calling the Festival Director, Ed Dillon, at 612.702.4200.

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Movie in Our Park

The movie Despicable Me 2 will be shown outdoors on a big screen at Audubon Park on Wednesday, July 16, at 8:30pm. It is our installment of the Park Board’s Movies in the Park Series for this year:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board hits the road during the summer with a free movie series that travels to parks across the city. More than 60 family-friendly features, mini-series, film classics, and new releases are shown outdoors at dusk, Monday through Saturday.

This year's themes include New Releases, Family Fun, Movies That Inspire, Animals, Minnesota Made, and Cult Classics. Movies start 15 minutes after sunset. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, or pack a picnic basket for a fun and relaxing summer evening.

For a full list of movies and park locations, visit

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ANA Seeks Office Manager

UPDATE: The position has been filled. ANA thanks all applicants.

The Audubon Neighborhood Association is looking for a part-time office manager. The position is 8-10 hours a week.

Successful candidates should have an interest in community issues, knowledge of MS Office - Word, Excel - and Quicken. A background in basic accounting, attention to detail and good communication skills are a must.

Send letter and resume to the Audubon Neighborhood Association, 1509 27th Ave NE, Mpls., MN 55418.

NO phone calls please.

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Johnstock 2014

The Johnson Street Merchants’ annual festival is this weekend. Check out their website for full details. Free admission!

Johnstock posterMovie Night — Friday May 30th

  • At Dusk  – Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

Johnstock — Saturday, May 31st

  • Over 40 Arts and Craft Vendors.
  • Entertainment
  • Games and jumping castle
  • Food
  • Shopping
  • Hollywood Theater open house
  • Community Groups
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ANA Meeting Moves to Park

The next ANA community meeting will be held at Audubon Park (29th Ave at Buchanan Street). The meeting starts at 7pm. Everyone is welcome; come learn what’s happening in our neighborhood!

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Johnson Street Exit Closing

As part of the I-35W / 4th Street ramp project, the exit from northbound I-35W will be temporarily closed, starting May 28. From the MNDOT project page:

May 28 through early June

  • The Johnson Street exit from northbound I-35W will close while crews construct a temporary bypass that will allow motorists to access Johnson Street. Motorists should use the New Brighton Boulevard/Stinson Boulevard exit during the temporary closure.
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Sale of Hollywood Approved

The Hollywood Theatre building is another step closer to being purchased by Andrew Volna. The City Council on May 9th authorized the sale of the building for $1.00 to Volna’s company, Out of the Past Redevelopment. Volna’s company received the building for that amount due to the extensive amount of redevelopment which needs to be done to make the building functional once again.

The City’s authorization of the sale approved the terms which Out of the Past Redevelopment must meet. Over the next 22 months Out of the Past Redevelopment must rehabilitate the exterior and façade, which includes the Hollywood sign and marquee, as well as rehabilitate the lobby, reconstruct the ticket booth and to preserve historic elements in the auditorium and inner lobby of the building.

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Spring Street Sweeping Scheduled for May

According to this map on the City website, Audubon Park will be swept during the weeks of May 5th and May 12th. Dates are subject to change, so always check for temporary “No Parking” signs when you park on the street,

The City also has short videos about streetsweeping in several languages.

Spanish: Vea en este video de las series “Sabia Usted” como y porque Minneapolis barre las calles y limpia las vias fluviales.

Somali: Ka daawo fiidyowga taxanaha… ee Minneapolis ee loo yaqaan “Ma Ogtahay” siyaabaha iyo sababaha minneapolis jidadka ay u xaaqido oo ogow sidii aad uga caawin lahayd ilaalinta nadaafada jidadka iyo biyo mareenada.

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ANA Community Meeting Minutes — February 2014

Audubon Neighborhood Association Community Meeting
February 3, 2014
Meeting Minutes

Board members present: Kevin Kelly, Jeff Smyser, Jessica Kracl, Nic Baker, Don Sellers, Sonja Peterson, Sean Koebele, Adam Sieve

Meeting called to order at 7:05 pm by Board President, Kevin Kelly.

Agenda approved.

MNSure Community Outreach Liaison, Makeda Norris

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