The art of documentary. The warmth of Winona.

We were pleased with how many of you chose to join us for the free screenings this fall of John Latsch: The Man and His River, Ode to Minnesota, Maternity for a Weekend, Beneath the Ink, and Attempting the Northwest Passage. And a huge thank you to the musicians Mike Munson, Jonathan Blakk and Doug Boodle, Amanda Grace, Humbird, and Betsy Neil for sharing their music with us as part of our film sets!

We are putting the final  pieces into place for our 2021 festival (February 10-14).  Plan on a mostly virtual festival this year. While we greatly miss the social aspect of seeing films together, just as you do, this isn’t the time to insist on meeting in person.  We’ll still find creative ways to talk about the films that move us.

This will also be the first festival for our new director at the helm of the festival so we hope you’ll attend and help us welcome … (stay tuned)


Please welcome Eileen Moeller, our new Managing Director!

The board of directors and staff at Frozen River Film Festival are delighted to announce that Eileen Moeller will be the new Managing Director for the Winona-based film festival, beginning November 16, 2020. Eileen follows Sara Enzenauer, who served as Director for three years before stepping down to join her fiancé in the Twin Cities.

Eileen is excited to take her experiences working with professional theater and myriad other arts and community projects and apply them to her new position with Frozen River Film Festival. She has shared she is looking forward to working with the FRFF board and staff, and continuing her work in collaborating across arts organizations in the community.

Eileen is also familiar to many Winonans as an elected City Councilor from the city’s 2nd ward.

GiveMN Now Active!

We’ve worked tirelessly to continue bringing you award winning documentaries during this pandemic. We need your support now more than ever.

Early giving is underway at GiveMN’s “Give to the Max” campaign.  Each day, GiveMN is selecting one donation from the day and giving an additional $500 to the receiving organization. And on Give to the Max Day, November 19, 2020, GiveMN will be giving away $1,000 every hour to a registered organization.

Your donation will definitely help the festival and could be just what we need to be awarded additional money through the GiveMN program.  Click the GiveMN logo above to go to the donation page, or click here:


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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.