Film Submissions

Frozen River Film Festival is Minnesota's only festival focusing solely on the art of documentary films. We welcome filmmakers near and far to submit both short and feature-length films. Themes of the films should fall into one or more of four categories:

  • Global Culture
  • Human Interest
  • Environment
  • Adventure


The submission window for the 2021 festival is open.  We will be accepting submissions until September 30th, 2020.

2020 Submissions are now open

We are a FilmFreeway Gold Festival.

    • Early Bird - April 30th, 2020
    • Regular - August 10th, 2020
    • Late - September 7th, 2020
    • Extended - September 30th, 2020


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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.