July 29 & 30, 2016

FAQs

You run movies in a barn? Seriously?
Seriously. The films we select for our festival are projected on a 24-foot wide screen inside the hayloft of a barn built in 1916. It’s kind of a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience.

When is this Free Range Film Festival?
Plant yourself here for the weekend. Because the Free Range Film Festival lasts two big days! The festivities begin on Friday, July 25 and won’t let up until we’re done showing movies on Saturday, July 26.

Where is this big old barn, anyway?
The Free Range Film Festival will be held at the corner of County Roads 1 & 4 just one mile south of Wrenshall, Minnesota. The venue is two hours north of the Twin Cities and just 30 minutes south of Duluth.

What is a Free Range Film?
A Free Range Film is any film, video or kinescope nurtured without the use of pesticides, growth hormones or a distribution deal from a fancy-pants Hollywood studio.

Hey! I think I might have a Free Range Film in my closet! What should I do with it?
Whatever you got, we’re going to want it. Just as soon as we call for entries for 2015, you can point your eyes at our Submissions Guidelines page for a link to our official entry form via Film Freeway. After you send your film to our official selection committee, they’ll take it for a test run and see how it holds together.

Is there a submission deadline?
Yep. Deadline for 2015 entries will be May 1, 2015. But we are not yet taking submissions for next year’s festival. But stay tuned. We will be soon.

How can I be sure my film will run in the festival?
Send us a good film. That’s all we ask.

Will there be any prizes at the Free Range Film Festival?
We like to think the thrill of seeing your Free Range Film projected in a big old barn is reward enough.

How much does it cost to enter this Free Range Film Festival?
Only ten bucks! But we’re pretty easy going about the entry fee. If you’re a poor college student or short on funds, we can let you slide for old time’s sake. But any money you can share will be used to repair the barn and maintain the festival.

Where can I get a peek at your schedule?
Right here.