The art of documentary. The warmth of Winona.

Thank you for a wonderful festival! We had fantastic attendance and engagement and we are so grateful to everyone who bought a pass or ticket and watched the films.

Save the dates for next year - next year's Frozen River Film Festival will be February 9-13, 2022. Film submissions are already open.

Join us this summer for our Summer Screening Series of screenings throughout Southeast Minnesota. Click here to learn more.

RSVP for Outdoor Summer Screening

Summer Thaw Series

RSVP to join us at Little Thistle Brewing in Rochester on Thursday, June 17th for an outdoor screening of some of our favorite short documentaries. Arrive early for some music and to get some food from Fire Brick Bread & Pizza, which will be on-site from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10. Click HERE to RSVP.

Also – mark your calendars for Thursday, June 22nd to join us at Forager Brewery! More details to come.


2021 Festival Winners

Every year, Frozen River Film Festival (FRFF) enlists the talents of a local visual artist to create the signature image that will be used for poster and program art, as well as inspire much of the design for that year’s festival. This year, FRFF invites artists in Winona and the surrounding area to submit their designs for consideration. 


To submit, please email with your name, contact information, and a brief description of the piece you would like to create. Please include a link to any personal website or online portfolio, or attach images of work samples to your email. The winning artist will receive a stipend of $200 and a pass to the February festival.


Submissions will be accepted through August 1, 2021. Contact with any questions.


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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the
Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.