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Upper Minnesota Film Office (UMFO)

Minnesota has been the site of more than 16 feature films plus countless commercials, documentaries, and training films over the past decade. The Upper Minnesota Film Office (UMFO) is a key force behind this success.

UMFO promotes Northeastern Minnesota as a location for contract filming of movies, documentaries, commercials, and related video media productions. It is the single point of contact for coordinated professional responses to prospect needs and expectations. Services include:

  • Location scouting

  • Crew referrals

  • Lodging assistance

  • Press and public relations help

  • Introductions to key officials
Established in 1996 by The Northspan Group, Inc. and its partners Minnesota Power, City of Duluth, and VisitDuluth, UMFO works collaboratively with the Minnesota Film and TV Board and other regional, national, and international interests to attract video production opportunities.

For more information about UMFO, please contact Riki McManus at 218.940.3770 or via e-mail.

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"We could not have made OLDER THAN AMERICA without the Upper Minnesota Film Office. They quickly established us with Duluth and Cloquet officials, finding locations, setting up our production office, and connecting us with resources."

Andrew Peterson
Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota

Andrew Peterson