WSU graduate Alisha Scott has made it her goal to volunteer with the Frozen River Film Festival every year.
She says being involved makes her feel that she is part of something big in Winona.
After graduating, Alisha moved home to the Twin Cities. But the two-hour drive does not stop her from helping FRFF out in any way she can.
Last year when Oliver and Jennifer Diaz, who were featured in the film Hot Coffee, needed a ride from the Minneapolis airport, Alisha jumped at the chance to pick them up.
“The drive down with them was a blast. We talked about everything and anything – except what their film was about. They had to keep me in suspense until I could watch it myself,” Alisha says.
Over the course of the festival, Alisha was able to connect with Oliver and Jennifer on a personal level.
She says discussing the film’s making and central issues with those directly involved was a fascinating experience.
“My favorite aspect of being involved with FRFF is meeting so many wonderful, kind, open-minded, [and] gentle-hearted people,” says Alisha.
Every person involved has a unique story, and Alisha loves discovering what passions and adventures individuals are seeking.
The festival covers a wide variety of film topics and brings people together from all walks of life.
“Each person could find at least one, if not multiple, films to spark his or her interests,” Alisha says. “There are so many fantastic works of art to choose from.”
Alisha describes the Frozen River Film Festival as a life-changing event that everyone should be a part of.
To experience all the festival has to offer, sign up to volunteer like Alisha. Visit our volunteer sign-up page today!