2020 Pass Design Contest

Congratulations to the winners of our 2020 Pass Design Contest!

We received over 80 submissions to the contest this year, which gave our judges a tough time trying to narrow it down to just the six winners.  We were looking for art that was inspired by themes of Winona, winter, or film.

Congratulations to the following:

In our Elementary/Middle School category 1st place went to Macy Donnenwerth, whose art captured all three of our themes and will be featured on the Volunteer Pass!

And in second place, Adyson Speltz's art will be featured on the Press Pass!

In our High School category 1st place goes to Ava Ringlien. Her art will be on our Sunday Pass!

And our second place winner, Jaytta Sherman captured the idea of being in a movie theatre.  Her work will be seen on our popular Student Pass!

In our Any Age category, top honors goes to Julie Johnston with a portion of her larger painting of Winona.  Her art will be on our Donor Premier Pass!

Second place honors goes to Julie Kalmes whose work will be on our Saturday Pass!

Honorable Mention goes to art.by.m whose art will be featured on our VIP Pass!

We will announce our art contest for the 2021 passes shortly after the 2020 festival.


The Frozen River Film Festival pass types include:

Big Muddy - our week-long, all encompassing pass

Donor Premier - our week-long, all encompassing pass which includes a tax-deductible donation to the festival

Saturday - Our one-day pass for the Saturday of the festival

Sunday - Our one-day pass for the Sunday of the Festival

Volunteer - our pass for all the volunteers who donate time to work during the festival

VIP - for our visiting directors, filmmakers, and presenters

Press - for our friends in the media

All Access - for FRFF staff



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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.