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” 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.”

Duluth Short Shorts Film Festival Call for Entries

January 16, 2008
Filmmakers are invited to participate in the third annual Duluth Short Shorts Film Festival. It will take place on February 23, 2008. The competition is open to films five minutes long or shorter. Entries must be received by Friday, February 15, along with a $15 entry fee. First, second and third place films win cash prizes of $250, $150 and $100 respectively.
Films screen at the Play Ground performance space, located at 11 East Superior Street in Downtown Duluth, Minnesota. Rules and other details are posted at:

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:

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

Call for Entries to the South Metro Short Film Festival

July 11, 2007

According to a press release from the City of Eagan, the deadline for the South Metro Short Film Festival is approaching. Submissions must be received by August 17. The festival will screen films on Friday, September 29. To be considered for selection, films should be 10 minutes or less in length and appropriate for family viewing (G, PG, PG-13). The entry fee is $25.

“Best in Show” winner will be awarded a cash prize and a IFP membership. A film in each age category, youth and adult, will also win cash prizes and “Quality Entertainment Awards.” The judges reserve the right to make up additional awards.

For more information and a link to the entry form visit

84 Films Entered in 48 Hour Film Festival

June 12, 2007

Last weekend’s Minneapolis/St. Paul edition of the 48 Hour Film Festival attracted 84 entries. No doubt many of the participants are still recovering from the frenzied film making challenge. The films begin screening tonight with seven two-hour sets scheduled on June 12, 13, 14, and 18 at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis.

The event challenges film makers to complete a short film in just 48 hours. Teams receive their assignment, which includes a genre, character, line of dialogue and prop, on Friday evening and must deliver a finished production exactly two days later.

The event showcases the vitality and creativity of Minnesota’s film production community and usually features the kind of humor that results when film makers are sleep deprived.

More details at