Frozen River Film Festival

February 10 – 14 |

The first virtual Frozen River Film Festival is now underway! To plan your viewing, the program is available here: In addition to the films, there are workshops and Zoom gatherings scheduled. Please let the advertisers know how much their support is appreciated.

The Local Set is a perennial festival favorite. Two RAA members have directed films featured in this set. Be sure to check it out on Sunday at 1:00pm.

Fish Camp
Directed by Hywel Taff Roberts
A biology professor at Winona State University, in southeastern Minnesota invites a student up to Alaska to work on a small mammal research project. Paul falls in love with Alaska and pursues his dream to buy a fishing permit in Prince William Sound. Every summer he is joined by his family and crew members from the midwest, and introduces them all to the wilderness, and the hard work of sustainable fishing. Paul’s passion for his work, surrounded by nature, helps develop future opportunities for the young crew members.

Winona Unmasked
Directed by Mary Farrell
We have all been impacted by COVID-19. A friend was one of the first people to lose his father to the virus at a local nursing home. I wanted to capture his story on film, and that began this collection of interviews with others in the Winona community who were affected personally and professionally. Some struggled and some thrived, but everyone adapted to new ways of overcoming limitations and inconveniences in order to carry on with daily responsibilities and activities. Their stories often reveal an underlying sense of gratefulness and hope in the midst of this life-changing pandemic.

Frozen River Film Festival, Hywel Taff Roberts, and Mary Farrell are members of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit:



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