Posted - 05/16/13
(pictured above: Kathy Florin, FRFF Assistant Director and Crystal Hegge, FRFF Festival Director at the 2012 MountainFilm Festival in Telluride)
A local team from the Frozen River Film Festival will travel to Telluride, Colo. Memorial Day weekend to select films for the upcoming 2014 festival in Winona.
FRFF’s quest is to select films that will be shown at the annual Frozen River festival in 2014. The two festivals partner with each other, allowing Frozen River to choose some of the best independent documentaries from around the world. This is the seventh year FRFF has sent its representatives to Mountainfilm. One-third of Frff’s films come from MountainFilm.
While there, the team will be able to participate in all sorts of events, from ice cream socials to art exhibits. But most importantly, the team is looking to secure films for FRFF that are shown at Mountainfilm. By doing so, FRFF is able to secure the screening and media rights for films they may not be able to otherwise.
The team looks forward to connecting with filmmakers and the up-and-coming talent. “Given the caliber of Mountainfilm, it’s a great time to connect with many prominent activists.” says Festival Director, Crystal Hegge
Posted - 05/1/13
Preserve Trempealeau County will be hosting the first ever Frac Sand Film Festival, the lifecycle of our non-renewable natural resource. Series of short films and full length documentaries on sand mining in WI, MN, and IA and the fracing process for natural gas and oil that is occurring in other portions of the United Sates. Afternoon presentations include Trempealeau County Sand Mining 101, assorted videos from WIvoices.org and the HBO documentary, Gasland by Josh Fox. The evening feature film will be The Price of Sand and special guest speaker Jim Tittle.
PRICE OF SAND TRAILER
Posted - 04/16/13
Celebrate Release of Jailed Climate Activist & Peaceful Uprising Founder Tim DeChristopher
April 18 at 4PM Stark 103 and April 22 at 7:30PM Somsen Auditorium
On April 22, the official Earth Day screening will be followed by live streaming video of Tim DeChristopher’s first public address since his release from federal prison after a 21 month sentence. Movie-lovers and climate activists around the country have arranged local screenings and can participate live via Skype and Twitter in a Q&A with DeChristopher and filmmakers Beth and George Gage during the Salt Lake City premiere.
BIDDER 70 is a compelling feature-length documentary that chronicles how one young man’s act of civil disobedience blazed a new trail in the climate justice movement. At a time when the debate over climate change is finally gaining post-election “steam,” when hot-button topics such as fracking and the Keystone XL Pipeline have captured the country’s attention, BIDDER 70 is poised to showcase the face and voice of a movement that has been steadily gathering force, comprised of people who have grave concerns over our future as well as our present.
Posted - 01/31/13
Winner of $1,000 Big Muddy Award
Sponsored by the Slaggie Foundation
Winner of $250 People’s Choice Award
Sponsored by the Frozen River Film Festival
(pictured above left to right: Award Sculptor, Anne Plummer, Festival Guide, Tex Hawkins, Bidder 70 Director, George Gage, Peaceful Uprising Representative, Dylan Rose Schneider)
World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements
Winner of $500 Headwaters Award
Sponsored by Winona National Bank
Winner of $250 Student’s Choice Award
Sponsored by HBCI
Posted - 01/25/13
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Posted - 01/23/13
Somsen Auditorium, Winona State University
Speaker Sandra Steingraber presents her film Living Downstream
Following Sandra Steingraber’s Presentation will be a Q&A and book signing.
Like her hero, the pioneering environmental writer and activist Rachel Carson (author of Silent Spring), Sandra Steingraber is a cancer victim. Diagnosed at age 20, she successfully battled the disease for 30 years. During that time she’s used her knowledge and training as a biologist to bridge the gap between what scientists and the medical community regard as the causes of cancer. Steingraber grew up surrounded by toxic chemical discharge from industrial agriculture and is certain that her childhood environment and her health as an adult are intimately connected. She asks one of the essential questions of our age: How much proof is necessary to treat industrial contamination of air, soil and streams as human rights issues? This is a powerful and compelling film about a woman whose brilliance is surpassed only by her honesty and grit.
Lourdes South Lounge
Winona State University (West Campus)
Adrenaline Film Set
highlining, skiing, mountain biking and more
Each are $8 or show your Big Muddy Pass
Posted - 12/12/12
There are a number of volunteer opportunities during the 2013 Frozen River Film Festival. The opportunities start on January 20 and go through the end of the festival on January 27.
Every hour that you volunteer for the festival you will receive a ticket to see any film set or workshop!
Posted - 11/29/12
Thursday, January 24, 2013
6:30pm in Somsen Auditorium at Winona State University
Film: Living Downstream
Speaker: Sandra Steingraber
When we saw “Living Downstream”, we knew it was right for the festival. Sandra Steingraber shares a story which revolves around her search for answers. Central themes – like the connection between chemicals and disease – offer a provocative perspective on life in the shadow of Big Agriculture, and, in her case, a thirty year survivor of cancer …. Steingraber’s tenacious scientific look at industrial pollution, considers the facts, and provides answers. This is just one of over 50 documentary films to be presented at the 8th annual Frozen River Film Fest – don’t just take our word for it, come out and see for yourself.
Posted - 08/7/12
FROM THE GROUND UP is the story of five widows of firefighters killed on September 11, 2001. Lifting our spirits, they empower their communities and honor their heroic husbands in the most fitting personal ways they can imagine.
When: Sunday, August 26, 2012
7:00 pm, FREE (donations welcome)
Where: Winona VFW
302 E. Sarnia Street, Winona
Posted - 04/27/12
The Frozen River Film Festival and the Great River Shakespeare festival have partnered to bring the documentary film Becoming Santa to Winona.
July 7, 2012
Winona State University Science Atrium
$5 suggested donation benefits the National Child Protection Training Center