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 and on other media platforms.

Please email us at with any questions.