The art of documentary. The warmth of Winona.

We were sad to see the 2020 festival come to a close, but we are excited to jump into planning the 2021 festival. Keep an eye out for opportunities to help plan the festival.

2020 Awards

Best of Fest – hillbilly
Special Juried Award – The Serengeti Rules
Minnesota Filmmaker – Vision: Seeing is Believing
Short Film – That’s My Jazz
KSMQ Public Television – Victory Swim
People’s Choice – The Serengeti Rules

Accepting Submissions

We’ve begun accepting submissions for the 2021 festival. Frozen River Film Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway.


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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.