The Highway 61 Film Festival is an annual celebration of film and filmmakers held in Pine City every October. The weekend-long festival is open to filmmakers everywhere, though a special emphasis is put on local filmmakers. Competition is open to both short (less than 40 minutes) and feature films. Categories include: Drama, Comedy, Action/Horror, Documentary and Animation. Also, the festival welcomes Student Short films by students grades K-12.
Submissions will be reviewed by judges, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top film in each category: $100 for features, $50 for short films.
Filmmakers can get entry forms online at highway61filmfestival.org
, and submit their films by mailing or dropping them off at the Pine Center for the Arts at 265 Fifth Street SE, Pine City, MN.
Submission fees are $5 for short films and $10 per feature film, though all Student Short films are free to submit.
Highway 61 Film Fest is Sponsored by the Pine Center for the Arts