Frozen River Film Festival – Season 15!

The Frozen River Film Festival —Minnesota’s only all-documentary film festival—celebrates their 15th season this year with over 80 films from around the world presented during the festival week (February 5-9).

Beginning Wednesday night, February 5, at the Winona Senior High School, Winonans can take advantage of the Wednesday Double Header film night. A single ticket purchase will grant admission to both set of films (6pm and 8:30pm). Two more sets of films will be shown at the high school on Thursday night, including a set of short films from Mountainfilm on Tour (from Telluride, CO).

Friday during the festival has a full day of films throughout Winona, ending with The Francis Impact at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and another set of short films from Mountainfilm on Tour at Island City Brewing Company.

Saturday, February 8 starts with four film sets showing at Winona 7 movie theater in the morning, including the Kidz Kino set of family-friendly short films. Starting at 12:30pm, films begin showing on the Winona State University campus throughout the day in four different locations.

For those interested, visiting filmmakers will be at Jefferson Pub & Grill Saturday starting at 8:30pm for discussion and casual conversation.

Films continue on the WSU campus on Sunday from 10am-5pm, ending with the Local Set – a collection of short films by local filmmakers.

New for the 2020 festival are “Conversation Corners” – areas specifically intended to keep the conversation going. Some filmmakers will be on hand to talk about their films. Also new for 2020 is free child care on Saturday (pre-registration was required).

All children and Winona students are free to attend but must pick up a student pass at a festival Box Office location. The festival Box Office is now open at 121 East Third Street. Tickets and passes may also be purchased online at

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