Take FilmFreeway to get to the Highway 61 Film Festival

We’re so happy to be working with FilmFreeway in 2014. On May 3 we rolled the Highway 61 Film Festival onto this new service that links up filmmakers and film festivals, and since then amazing films are coming in by the dozen from across the world.

And we’ve really only just begun! Early film submissions are accepted until the July 15 deadline, and late submissions continue until the August 15 deadline. We love the films we’ve seen so far, and just can’t wait to find out what’s still to come.

Having so many great films to choose from is sure going to make things tough for our judges – but it will make for an incredible film fest for everyone who comes out Oct. 3-5!

For more submission options, visit our Entry Form page. Thanks again to FilmFreeway for working with us to make the Fourth Annual Highway 61 Film Festival the best yet!


Submissions open at the 2014 Highway 61 Film Festival

The Highway 61 Film Festival has started rolling in 2014! The festival is now open for submissions, and we can’t wait to experience the extraordinary stories local, national and international filmmakers have to tell.

We are accepting both short (less than 40 minutes) and feature (40 minutes or over) films in the following categories:  Action/Horror, Animation, Comedy, Documentary and Drama. First place winners in each category receive cash prizes: $100 for feature films and $50 for short films. Our early deadline is July 15, and our late deadline is Aug. 15. See the Entry Form  page for more details.

We also have a Student Short category for students in grades (K-12). This category is FREE to enter, and offers a $50 cash prize for the first-place film. Student filmmakers should also use our Entry Form to submit.

The festival itself will be held on October 3-5 in Pine City, Minnesota. Locations and showtimes will be announced on www.highway61filmfestival.org and on other media platforms.

Please email us at highway61filmfestival@gmail.com with any questions.