The art of documentary. The warmth of Winona.

It has only been five months since the 2020 festival closed, but the world has changed in big ways since then. We have every intention of putting on a 2021 festival, but it will look very different from the festivals in the past. An all in-person festival with carefully moderated, limited seating in each venue? An entirely online, virtual festival? Some sort of hybrid between the two? We’re still looking at all the possibilities and of course our partners – those providing venue space – will have something to say about this as well.


In the meantime, we hope you will come check out our online screenings this summer. Replaying some of the popular, Minnesota-made films from the past few years.  We’ll have limited, FREE screenings of films such as: John Latsch: The Man and His River, Ode to Minnesota, Maternity for a Weekend, and Beneath the Ink. We’ll have local musicians performing prior to the start of the films, and by watching in the safety and comfort of your own homes, we’ll all be respecting the social distancing regulations. Keep an eye on our social media for more information, or check back here regularly, or subscribe to our newsletter.


Yes…there will be a 2021 festival!

The Frozen River Film Festival staff and board of directors are hard at work to make sure there is a 2021 festival! We are working with our venue partners to make sure we can bring you all the great quality you’e come to expect in a safe environment. We will continue to bring you updates here, and through our newsletter and social media, so please be sure to like and follow us on Facebook.

Lead us to new heights!

We are now accepting resumes for our Managing Director position!

Our previous search early this past spring was halted due to uncertainty surrounding the then new COVID-19 virus.  The search has re-opened. For more details, see the job description here. Resumes accepted through October 1, 2020.


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Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.