4th Ae Film Festival - July 2017


Over the past ten years, Altered Esthetics has hosted over 100 group exhibitions, launched a solo exhibitions program for emerging artists, and have brought the work of more than 500 artists to public view - many of whom were sharing their artwork with the public for the very first time. Altered Esthetics largest program is the  Ae Film Festival (formerly the Ae Art House Film Festival), an annual ARTshare event dedicated to the organization’s mission to foster an inclusive and sustainable arts community through exhibitions, education, and outreach. By drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, the festival exhibits artists who explore the art of the moving image, including artworks that represent experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, genre-expanding documentary, and contemporary art practices. The selections of short film and video work and accompanying panel discussions stretches the notion of what the moving image is and can be. 

Ae Film Festival proudly and excluisvely accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.


Altered Esthetics is a volunteer-driven arts advocacy organization and gallery located at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis. 

We provide open spaces for curated art exhibitions and workshops.

Our community includes a diversity of artists, mediums, and audiences.


The Southern Theater

1420 Washington Avenue South

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

Gallery Hours:

Fridays and Saturdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm (before theater performances).

We open from 5-7pm during receptions.