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.

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. Here’s a link to our official entry form via Film Freeway right here. After you send your film to our official selection committee, they’ll take it for a test run and see how it holds together.

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. We put together a pretty good swag bag too – there is usually some vegetables.

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 some of your past schedules?
Right here.