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Wanna make a movie? Zeitgeist launching film school and international film fest

Northland Film School will begin offering classes later this month.

Matthew Koshmrl, a filmmaker and cinematographer, will offer classes through Northland Film School as part of a new partnership between Zeitgeist and the Minnesota Discovery Center. Clint Austin / 2021 file / Duluth News Tribune
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Zeitgeist will launch filmmaking classes and an international film festival, the Duluth nonprofit arts organization announced, a partnership with the Iron Range-based Minnesota Discovery Center, which has already begun offering sessions recently.

Starting this month, the Northland Film School will offer classes in documentary film production, editing and screenwriting and will be led by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Matthew Koshmrl, who recently premiered his feature-length "Land of My Father" about the tug between Japan and Korea to claim the island of Dokdo.

The film school is geared toward a range of artistic disciplines, including filmmakers, graphic designers, multimedia artists and those who work on stage. Classes are scheduled to begin Oct. 20 virtually and Oct. 21 in person. There will be sessions at Zeitgeist and the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm.

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The festival will kick off in April and feature local and international filmmakers.

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