2:30 p.m. in Honsey Hall 129 (film viewing room)
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Greg Herman

Greg Herman is an award-winning, multidisciplinary writer for screen, live-action director and VFX concept designer for film and television. He has a passion for story-telling, cinematography, editing, and color and is a self-proclaimed cinephile.

Herman has diligently been shooting narrative, live action since 2008. He continues to write and direct in 2013, with the up and coming release of his new short film, The Long Road. He is currently writing his first feature film, currently untitled. After leaving NYC in 2009, and heading to higher ground, Greg has freelanced remotely as a director and designer with some of the best design driven production and visual effects companies on the globe including ABC, CBS, PBS, HBO, Showtime, Digital Kitchen, Troika, Imaginary Forces, and King & Country.

2:00-6:00 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran College maps & parking

"The Christian Mobile-Phone Project" - March 21–23

Project Goal: Student teams from seven schools will devise strategies for Christian outreach via mobile technology (cell phones, feature phones, smartphones), and if appropriate, produce audience-appropriate media carrying messages of the Christian Gospel that can be heard or viewed by vast numbers of people on their phones in a variety of countries around the world. While research results and media productions are the tangible goals of the project, its underlying purpose is to inspire a large number of young Christian people with a first-hand experience in mission outreach via media.

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7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Mankato Place Movie Theater
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The mission of the Speechless Film Festival is to challenge individuals from different countries and cultures to communicate with each other through the universal medium of visual storytelling. Our films are not dialogue-free, rather productions are judged on quality of work as well as use of non-verbal storytelling.

Speechless awards a professional and student winner in the categories of narrative, and animation/experimental/other, and one award for a new category this year: Made in Minnesota. Speechless also includes a category for productions created by high school students.


Located in downtown Mankato, the Mankato Place Theater (the city's oldest movie theater) will showcase the festival's selected films, and will serve as the festival hub.


All-access passes will be available at the door and both Mankato Hy-Vee locations for $15, discounted passes availabe to students with valid ID for $10. Single showcase passes are available for $5.

Your all-access pass is good for all film screenings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The pass also includes access to our award reception with complimentary appetizers.

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Visit the Speechless Film Festival website for more information.

9:00 p.m. at Pub 500
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Join us at Pub 500 for the after-party each night of the Speechless Film Festival!

Free Live Music 9:00 p.m. - Parachute Empire

Parachute Empire is a Minneapolis band playing original music based in blues, rock, and folk with some tasty harmonies, big guitars, and nice melodies.