Minnesota Festival Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Frozen River Film Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Le Sueur
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Steele
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$77,900
Direct expenses
$99,900
Administration costs
$2,500
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Frozen River Film Festival will attract more Minnesota film submissions as well as musicians and visual artists. Analysis of our final program will demonstrate the increase of Minnesota speakers, musicians, filmmakers, visual artists and performance artists. 2: Frozen River Film Festival will increase the number of attendees, adults as well as students, 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.

Measurable Outcome(s)

From Minnesota we had films from six filmmakers, ten musicians, six puppet show performers and sixteen visual artists, representing an increase of 20%. 2: Our outcome for the year increased while the festival week decreased mainly due to weather. The main events on festival weekend were well attended.

Source of Additional Funds

Other

Recipient Board Members
Mike Kennedy, Chad Ubl, Jennifer Knapp, Andrea Wood, Cherie Harkenrider, Eric Nelson, Lyle Blanchard, Paul Soukup, Tom Hill
Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Overview

Minnesota Festival Support

Project Details

The Frozen River Film Festival will present the art of documentary filmmaking.  It will celebrate community and connect audiences with filmmakers and other artists who explore global and local issues that focus on our human connection to the world. The festival will take place in Winona, January 22-26, 2014.

Project Manager
First Name
Bernadette
Last Name
Mahfood
Organization Name
Frozen River Film Festival
Street Address
PO Box 647
City
Winona
State
MN
Zip Code
55987
Phone
(507) 452-4506
Email
bernadette@frff.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Stephanie Busiahn: Executive director, Fairmont Convention and Visitors Bureau; certified festival manager; Elissa Chaffee: Director of development, American Craft Council, Minneapolis; Ken Chin-Purcell: Director of the Saint Anthony Park Arts Festival; owner and potter, Bungalow Pottery; Patricia Grimes: Photographer; volunteer with Bemidji Community Arts Center; former educator and arts coordinator at Sanford-Neilson Place; Richard Hansen: Film curator, Redeye Cinema; founder, Duluth Superior Film Festival and Prove Gallery, Duluth; Dayna Martinez: Long-time arts administrator, including sixteen years at Ordway Center; Kathleen Peterson: Arts administrator, playwright, visual artist, freelance writer; active community arts volunteer

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600