Regional filmmakers wanted for Highway 61 Film Festival

October 19, 2018 By Art Center Admin
Pine City’s Highway 61 Film Festival is eagerly awaiting submissions from regional filmmakers now through Jan. 15, 2019.
As the festival heads into its ninth year, organizers are excited to see what amazing films will come from the imaginations of local, state, national and international filmmakers.
Submissions may include short (less than 40 minutes) and feature films. Regular categories include: Drama, Comedy, Action/Horror, Documentary and Animation. Special categories include “Made in Minnesota,” for films actually shot, in whole or part, in this great state and Student Short films made by students age 18 or younger. Submission fees are just one buck for “Made in Minnesota” films, and are completely free for Student Short films.
Submitted films are reviewed by judges, and cash prizes of either $50 or $100 are awarded to the top film in each category.
Early submission run through Dec. 15, though late submissions will be accepted through Jan. 15.
Last year hundreds of films were submitted to the Highway  61 Film Festival through (an online independent film festival submission service), and the very best were featured in Pine City screenings.
The ninth annual Highway 61 Film Festival will be held April 5-7 in Pine City, with screenings planned for Pine Technical & Community College, Pine City’s Pizza Pub and Pine Center for the Arts.
Films can be submitted at For more information, visit, the Highway 61 Film Festival page on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.
The Highway 61 Film Festival is sponsored by the nonprofit Pine Center for the Arts.