About Z-Fest

Z-Fest is a non-profit organization run mostly by volunteers to help empower and showcase Minnesota filmmakers.  Unlike other, larger film festivals, we don’t have any full-time staff, so your donations and support – in whatever form it may take, is greatly appreciated!

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Z-Fest Sponsors:

Please support our sponsors as they are our life blood.  Buy their stuff, patronize their businesses.   All the sponsors below have donated either cash or in-kind goods and services to make Z-Fest happen.  Please thank them for making Z-Fest possible and patronize their businesses!!!

If you know of an organization that might be interested in sponsoring Z-Fest, please let us know!

Platinum Level:

Gold Level:

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, SHAPE is a privately-owned company committed to designing and manufacturing high-end, innovative, ergonomic, lightweight, user-friendly and reliable camera equipment and accessories for both amateur and professional camera operators in film and TV production. All SHAPE’s sturdy and highly durable products are made in Canada, and come with a lifetime warranty on all CNC machined parts.

SHAPE’s high-quality standards and aesthetics, pursuit of excellence and search for perfection determine why they do what they do every single day. SHAPE believes in infinite possibilities to better camera equipment and accessories in order to provide users with durable and high-performance equipment as well as quick and easy solutions that make their life easier.

Across every continent, SHAPE’s camera rigs are used to tell a story, and that story never ends.


Silver Level:

Channel Z Logo

Echo Boys Logo

Saint Paul's Flat Earth Brewing Logo

G-Technology Logo


I Hate The Pedal Pub Logo

Lago Tacos Lynlake Logo

Studio 120 Logo

Why Know Records Logo

Bronze Level:

Quiet Island Films Logo


… And Special Thanks To Our Founding Sponsor: