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.


2021 Festival Winners

Congratulations to all the films and filmmakers whose work captivated our audience this year.

Each year we ask a panel of judges and all attendees to select their favorite films – not an easy task, we know. We’re delighted to announce the 2021 Festival winners:

Best of Fest AwardThe Disrupted

Special Jury AwardPicture of his Life

Best Short Film AwardWelcome Strangers

Best Minnesota Filmmaker AwardJay’s Longhorn

KSMQ Public Television AwardMyrtle Simson: A Life on Ice

People’s Choice AwardThe Rotation

Local Choice AwardSolar Eclipse

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