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Similar festivals in quality and quantity of films, speakers and musicians can range from $300 to $750 for a full festival pass. We keep the passes at the low rate of $60. The goal is to build the festival, not so much in size as in quality, into the Midwest's premier documentary film festival, on a level with Telluride Mountainfilm in Colorado. We track ticket sales and how many students from each school attend the festival. We work with Winona State University sociology students, using the tool they developed to determine where attendees come from and their critique of the festival.
Audiences had access to films and speakers that would otherwise not come to Winona. We heard comments from many people about being moved to action by Jim Brandenburg and the documentary called "Medicine of the Wolf." A call was made to our governor during the festival by audience members that left a voice message asking him to support a bill to stop the wolf hunt.
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