Speechless Film Festival Offers Marathon Viewing with 52 Films in 24 hours

Serving as an audience jury member for a film festival makes for quite a different experience from playing octopus at the information booth. I watched 52 films in less than 24 hours during the Speechless Film Festival in Mankato, Minnesota, in mid-March. Celebrating its fifth year, the Speechless Film Festival focuses on the art of… Read More Speechless Film Festival Offers Marathon Viewing with 52 Films in 24 hours

Frozen River Film Festival Maintains Strong Commitment to Regional Identity and Documentary

My first time volunteering for a film festival introduced me to rural festival culture and helped me perfect my octopus impersonation. In February 2017, I volunteered for the information desk at the Frozen River Film Festival in Winona, Minnesota. Winona nestles among the bluffs along the Mississippi River. Sugar Loaf, a unique bluff on the… Read More Frozen River Film Festival Maintains Strong Commitment to Regional Identity and Documentary