Shamrock Film Festivals Posts Call for Entries

March 24, 2008

The Rosemount Area Arts Council has posted a call for entries for the first annual Shamrock Film Festival. Rules, regulations and general information are available at The festival will feature short films, 12 minutes or less. Entry must be postmarked June 15 or earlier. Films will screen on July 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Rosemount Community Center Auditorium, 13885 S. Roberts Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068.

Contact for more information.


“Older Than America” Screens at “Women With Vision”

March 5, 2008

Minnesotans will have an opportunity to see “Older than America,” the Minnesota-produced feature, when it opens the Women With Vision Film Festival this weekend. Shot in Cloquet, Minnesota, in November and December 2008, “Older” is being promoted as a suspenseful contemporary drama.

Director Georgina Lightning, producer Christine Walker and actress Tantoo Cardinal are scheduled to appear.

It screens Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Walker Art Center. Tickets and information are available by calling 612.375.7600 or visiting

“Older Than America” at South By Southwest Film Festival

February 18, 2008

Minnesota-produced “Older Than America” will screen at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival (March 11-15). It will compete with eight other films in the Narrative Feature competition. The film was shot in and around Cloquet, Minnesota, and the on the nearby Fond du Lac Reservation in November and December of 2006.

Read my previous post about “Older than America” at

Click here for festival screening times for “Older than America.”

College of St. Scholastica Screens Bergman Retrospective

November 17, 2007

bergman.jpgThe College of Saint Scholastica will screen a series of four films by Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. The series will begin on Friday, November 30, with “Smiles of a Summer Night” (1955). All films will be shown in the Science Building auditorium on Scholastica’s Duluth campus. They are free and open to the public.

Bergman died in July of this year. He was one of the most influential filmmakers in film history with a career that spanned six decades.

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The film festival is sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica Library and the Department of Communication, Theatre and Art.

More information at:

Source: College of St. Scholastica Press Release

Walker’s Women with Vision Film Festival Posts Call for Entries

October 4, 2007

The Walker Art Center is seeking entries for its 15th annual Women with Vision Film Festival, scheduled for March 7-29, 2008. They’re looking for both feature-length and short film and video works by women. The deadline for entry is October 26, 2007.

More details, including entry guidelines, are available at:

Film Series, Festival Featured in Regional Papers

September 15, 2007

Yesterday’s edition of the St. Paul Pioneer Press featured an article about a children’s film series sponsored by the Minneapolis Public Library. The series, which is called Childish Films, starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, in the Downtown Minneapolis Public Library. Additional films will screen the third Saturday each month. Admission is free. The series will feature classic, foreign and independent films. Read “Innovative film series lets kids get in touch with their inner grown-up” at the Pioneer Press web site.

The Duluth News Tribune filed a report about a film festival held at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation. That event focused on racism and stereotyping. Georgina Lightning, director of “Older than America,” an independent feature shot on the Fond du Lac Reservation last year, participated in the event. Read “Race in film: worth discussing at Fond du lac “ at the DNT’s site.

Free Range Festival Announces Selections

July 19, 2007

The Free Range Film Festival announced its 2006 program of farm fresh films recently. The two-day festival, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, takes place in Wrenshall, Minnesota. The fest features a unique venue, with films screening in a barn.

According to the festival’s web site, thirty-eight films, varying in length from 1 to 88 minutes, will screen in three sessions over two days. Organizers are asking for a $10 donation per session.  Additional details, including travel directions and a map, are online at