Minnesota Festival Support
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Frozen River Film Festival will attract more Minnesota film submissions as well as musicians and visual artists. An analysis of our final program will determine the increase of Minnesota speakers, musicians, filmmakers, visual artists and performance artists. 2: Frozen River Film Festival will increase the number of attendees, including students and adults, to the film festival. We have different ticket styles for adults, college students and K-12 students and so are able to have an accurate count of the number of attendees in each category. We also have a system for determining where attendees live.
The Frozen River Film Festival hosted the most number of Minnesota filmmakers and films: Nick Clausen, Sidewalk Sonata Piano on Parade project in St Paul; Gwen Breisemeister, A Small Wooden Box Little Free Library idea; Robert Pack, Otakuke Hdihunipi Dakota for All relatives have come home; Phil Lawrence, Numb new info on pharmaceutical industry and antidepressants; Mike Scholtz Wild Bills Run; Jim Tittle, The Price of Sand impact on communities of frac sand mining in Wisconsin and Minnesota. This reflects an increase in films submitted to the festival. Minnesota musicians included Betsy Neil and Winona Fiddlers, Liberty Kohn, Matthew Byrnes, Tom Dukich, Stacy Hughes, Mike Munson, Molly Greening and Betsy Neil and Cindy Johnson. Visual artists exhibiting on Sunday included: Penelope Frederickson, Kathie Mayo, Joan McGill, Stacie Blair-Nelson, Maryann Frietsche, Rachel Vogel, Marie Kovecsi, Jennifer Weaver, Mary Singer, Jovy Rockey and a group of WSU Professor Chun Lok Mahs art students. 2: Frozen River Film Festival experienced the largest attendance and filled the most seats, 4450, in its eight year history in 2013. These numbers reflect a steady increase in attendance each year. We are moving the dates of the festival to February 18-22, 2015 to accommodate the expected growth. The main venue remains Winona State University. We measure attendance by tickets sold plus tickets distributed to sponsors and head counts at each film or workshop venue.
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