2020 festival postponed…

Sometimes being free range means that you adapt to your environment and right now its not looking healthy to invite a lot of folks into a big barn to watch movies at the end of June. We’ve decided that we will delay the Free Range Film Festival until we can provide a safe viewing experience for everyone. We still think it’s important to see the movies in (or on) the barn so we aren’t planning on offering a virtual experience. We ARE extending our submissions deadline though so you now have until June 15 to create a farm fresh film. Thank you all for supporting the arts as we stay home – wherever that may be!

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Now accepting moving images for 2020!

As of now (March 20, 2020) we are still operating on the hope that we will host some sort of barn based film festival this summer. I understand that this may change or how you see the festival may change. It might just be me and a chicken live-streaming it to your home. Whatever the case, you can still apply and we will still make sure your moving images is 100% certified farm fresh. Just click on over to https://filmfreeway.com/FreeRangeFilmFestival

Now here is a photo of some rutabagas as a reward for sending us your film:

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Field Trials II in the barn!

This fall the Free Range Film Barn is hosting a visual art! Field Trials II features the work of Catherine Meier and Kristina Estell. The two artists will use the space as a lab space for the generation and exhibition of new work. In agricultural terms, field trials offer farmers the opportunity to see how new practices might be adapted and to closely observe how these management decisions might function on a larger scale. Farmers as well as artists try to minimize failure yet innovation and creativity often comes from taking risks and exploring new ideas. Field Trials II offers a space for artists and audiences to invite chance and wild growth into the artistic process.

Catherine Meier explores the meaning of “open space” through animation, site-specific installations, and large-scale prints and drawings. Representing a state of mind as well as a state of being, these expansive works are redolent of the artist’s own travels crossing the Great Plains of North America and the Mongolian Steppe where her experience of freedom and boundlessness also fueled feelings of fear and paranoia. Meier has shown her work in gallery and museum settings in the Midwest, South, and Japan, at film festivals, and in the very landscapes that gave rise to her drawings. She has a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Most recently, she was an Artist in Residence at Badlands National Park in South Dakota, and her awards include a national Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for Graduate study, three from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, and a McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship.

Kristina Estell uses daily encounters with natural and constructed environments to generate ideas of implicit action and reaction. Using a variety of processes and materials, Estell creates sculpture, installation, interactive and watercolor works that generate sensitive and dynamic material experiences. She exhibits and participates in creative projects nationally and internationally.

EXHIBITION DETAILS

OPENING – Saturday, September 21, 4-8pm

ON VIEW

Saturday, September 21, 4-8pm

Sunday, September 22, 1-5pm

Saturday, September 28, 1-5pm

Or by appointment:

Annie Dugan

218-310-4703

annesdugan@gmail.com

909 County Road 4

Wrenshall, MNwww.freerangefilm.com


 

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2019 Schedule

We’re looking forward to sharing this year’s bounty of fresh films. Join us on June 28 & 29th to partake in the harvest!

VR TENT

ASHE ‘68

An immersive experience into Arthur Ashe’s triumphant win at the 1968 UW Open. Directed by Brad Lichtenstein

7pm

MUTEUM (5m)

In an Art Muzeum, we better learn well, from outer to inner, from deep to very deep, serious and sincerely. Directed by Aggie Pak Yee Lee

THE STORY OF EURUP (4m)

This is the story of Eurup Grumpup, sandwich maker on the planet Eurup, which was named that because that’s what the cows said. Directed by John Akre

UNDERGROUND (3m)

A lonely person unexpectedly takes a journey to reconnect with life. Directed by Beth Peloff

BENEATH THE INK (13m)

An Ohio tattoo artist will cover up your Nazi symbols for free. You just gotta stop the hating. Directed by Cy Dodson

THE CALL (10m)

A phone call, a bathroom and a woman at the nexus of the worlds. Directed by Anca Damian

SALVAGE (57m)

Find treasure and tetanus in the Yellowknife town dump. Directed by Amy C. Elliott

BREAK

9pm

LIFE IN MINIATURE (5m)

A working class woman from Yorkshire, Kath Holden reflects on her place as an artist in the precious world of miniatures. Directed by Ellen Evans

WELL GROOMED (85m)

Spend some time on the competitive creative dog grooming circuit (because it is crazy). Directed by Rebecca Stern

Saturday Afternoon, June 29
2pm

WINTER CRANES (4m)

Cranes make a very specific sound… Let’s see if you can hear it. Directed by Joe Brown

A GIFT (25m)

A man tries to write a song while his wife is away… with unexpected results. Directed by Johnathon Olsen

GREAT! LAKES (18m)

The candy kitchen in Knife River makes candy the old fashioned way. Did we mention candy? Candy! Directed by Tess Wagman

SALSUS (44m)

An obstinate patient in Tehran adores processed meat. Directed by Arian Attarpour

FLOAT (82m)

It’s the model airplane world championship and a newcomer has arrived to shake things up. Directed by Phil Kibbe

Saturday Evening, June 28
7pm

ONE CAMBODIAN FAMILY PLEASE FOR MY PLEASURE (14m)

In 1981, a refugee from Czechoslovakia learns how to market her new home in Fargo to another displaced family. Directed by A.M. Lukas

MAYA BDEG’A (PELICAN HILL) (4m)

A true story of a heroic pelican as unwanted visitors approach the banks of Lake Traverse. Directed by Dana Conroy

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SUDDEN BIRTH* (11m)

(* but were afraid to ask) Directed by Scott Calonico

RIPLIST (68m)

While participating in a celebrity death pool, seven friends learn about the value of life. Directed by Mike Scholtz

–Break with music from Portrait of a Drowned Man–

9pm

DOUGH (4m)

Watching someone knead dough is just about the most relaxing thing you can do. Directed by Stacy Elaine Dacheux

INGRID (52m)

A fashion designer retreats to the woods to live like a hermit. (So dreams can come true.) Directed by Morrisa Maltz

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2018 Schedule!

PLEASE NOTE: We programmed four films with exclamation points this year! That was not intentional!

Friday Evening, June 29
7pm

TERRITORY! (3m)
Meow! A line has been drawn and you can’t cross it. Directed by Kittytron Churro and Zoltron Monsieur.

IN OUR WORLD (2m)
Witches are evil. Ghosts are evil. Fire girl is evil. Directed by Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson.

JESSZILLA (7m)
Jesselyn Silva is a monster in the ring. And she’s only 10 years old! Directed by Emily Sheskin.

LESSONS FROM EXES (11m)
The title of this anthology film is also a three-word short story. Directed by Misti Boland, Lyn Elliot, Meg Jamieson, Caitlin Horsmon, Mary C. Taylor.

MY DEAD DAD’S PORNO TAPES (14m)
By Charlie Tyrell
How does a stack of poorly hidden VHS tapes define a person? Directed by Charlie Tyrell.

MINI MOGUL MASTERS MUD MENAGERIE (5m)
The greatest movie ever made is in an empty case. Directed by John Akre.

THE LAST WINDOW SHOW (4m)
Chris Monroe makes the last window show for Treehouse Records. Directed by John Akre.

GRANDPA BEN (20m)
Benjamin Vickery Jr. can seriously carve. And paint. And draw. Directed by Justin Christopher Ayd.

SAUL’S 108th STORY (6m)
Saul was a teenager who wanted to hang out with his friends. Something else happened. Directed by Joshua Carlon.

BREAK
Music by Maple & Beach

9:30pm

LUNA (2m)
People on the moon are clearly dog people. Directed by Yi Rong Jhong.

RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE (71m)
This movie should be subtitled: “Large Semi-Aquatic Beaverlike Rodents with Giant Orange Teeth.” Or: “Why I Live Up North.” Directed by Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer, Quinn Costello

Saturday Afternoon, June 30
2pm

AQUARIUM (6m)
The gorgeous underwater videography in this film will not remind you of Kevin Costner’s Waterworld. Directed by Stephanie Maxwell.

FIRE & LIGHT (11m)
A documentary about fire juggling?! Don’t try this at home. Or near the barn. Directed by Dana Johnson.

PAULETTE IN PARIS (17m)
This is like the origin story of Batman and Robin, except Batman is a pickpocket and Robin is a young girl. Directed by Isabelle Metcalf.

BLOB’S ADVENTURE (4m)
Poor Blob has quite a time of it. Directed by Beth Peloff.

JUST COFFEE (11m)
By Matt Dressel
11 minutes
How far can one man take a diner’s free refill policy? Directed by Matt Dressel.

TAKE THE DOG FOR A WALK! (6m)
When was the last time you stumbled upon a portal to the spirit world while walking the dog? Directed by Emily McNeill.

EGG EATING CHICKEN (4m)
Think about that title for a second. Directed by Rachel Yurkovich.

KINDERCHOMPER (17m)
Clutch is just a simple baby-eater looking for dinner. Directed by Mike Scholtz.

NORTH POLE, NY (69m)
This story of a Christmas theme park in New York is on the nice list. Directed by Ali Cotterill.

Saturday Evening, June 30
7pm

CIRCUS (2m)
This is how your brain remembers the circus. Directed by Lindsay Greer.

BIG BROWN’S TV SLAP-DOWN! (1m)
TV is not always good for “friendships.” Directed by Cable Hardin.

IT’S GOTTA BE IN YA! (6m)
A concrete park is saved from annihilation! Directed by Kara Mulrooney.

SILICONE SOUL (71m)
Relationships with real human beings can be hard. Here’s an alternative… Directed by Melody Gilbert

BREAK
Music by Portrait of a Drowned Man

9:30pm

SUNSCAPADES (6m)
Always wear sunscreen. Directed by Ben Mitchell.

HUS (2m)
If that Sunday morning real estate show Homes by Edmunds was any good, it would look like this: lots and lots of houses. By Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson

306 HOLLYWOOD (95m)
A brother and sister treat their late grandmother’s house like an archaeological excavation to search for the life that remains in the objects we leave behind. Directed by Elan & Jonathan Bogarin.

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