Official selections announced for Highway 61 Film Festival

The Highway 61 Film Festival, being held on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 in Pine City, MN, has announced the official selections for the festival.

The festival will be held at two locations. Daytime and evening shows will be held at Pine Technical College Auditorium (900 4th Street SE, Pine City, MN 55063).

Late night showings will be held at Danny C’s BeachRocks Resort (10762 Lakeview Shore Drive, Pine City MN 55063).

Congratulations to all filmmakers selected for the festival.

The selections are currently under review by festival judges. Winners in each category will be announced shortly.

FILM SCHEDULE (Note – may be subject to change)

FRIDAY 6:30pm Pine Technical College Auditorium
What If? 6m
Boundary Waters 36m
Five Bucks Til Friday 28m
Stories Next Door 28m
Lumber Jill 29m
Songs of Enemies and Deserts 35m
162 minutes (2h2m)


FRIDAY LATE NIGHT 10pm Danny C’s BeachRocks
Recreation 8m
All Over the Walls 77m
True Story of Peter Pan 13m
Night Surf 16m
Cocainine 20m
Your Mother’s a Hunt 14m
Hunting Buddies 77m
225 minutes (3h45m)

SATURDAY 11:30 AM — FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW Pine Technical College Auditorium
Rhythm Sticks 26m
Spaceman from Space 3m
Whistle 8m
Underwater Ocean Visit 23m
Welcome to America 50 states in 50 days 90m
150 minutes (2h30m)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON 2:30p Pine Technical College Auditorium
Ink Blots 5m
Out of Character 21m30s
Games Men Play 2m30s
Cento 5m
Sun Gods 16m
Masquerade 27m
Payback Time 7m
Harold Crumb 24m
The Suit 6m30s
Lambent Fuse 99m
187 minutes (3h35m)

SATURDAY EVENING 6:30pm Pine Technical College Auditorium
Love Notes 11m
Stitches 13m
Bloodshed Love 17m
Roadside Assistance 8m
Dope Sick 18m
Birthmarked for Death 7m33s
Ghost from the Machine 86m
167 minutes (2h7m)

SATURDAY LATE NIGHT 10 pm Danny C’s BeachRocks
The Missing Frame 12m
Attack of the Moon Zombies 99m
Some Fangs 9m
Potpourri 90m
210 minutes (3h30m)

Highway 61 Film Festival

Filmmakers: hit the road. The Highway 61 Film Festival, to be held Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16 in Pine City, is now taking submissions.

The festival is open to filmmakers nationwide, even worldwide, though a special emphasis is being put on regional filmmakers.

“We really want the festival to encourage anyone who’s ever thought about making a film to pick up a camera and just do it,” said Kris Seuntjens, a Pine City filmmaker and one of the organizers of the festival. “Take those great ideas, grab some friends, and make a movie!”

The festival is open to both short and feature films. Categories include: Drama, Comedy, Action/Horror, Documentary and Animation. Submissions will be reviewed by judges, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top film in each category: $100 for features, $50 for short films.

“A short film can be from two to 40 minutes,” said Seuntjens. “Take your brightest ideas and put them on film.”

Filmmakers can submit their films through the film festival website: Submission fees are $5 for short films and $10 per feature film.

Submissions can also be mailed to or dropped off at the Pine Center for the Arts at 265 Fifth Street SE, Pine City, MN, 55063.

Submissions close Sept. 15

For more information, visit the Highway 61 Film Festival page on Facebook, or follow on Twitter. Questions? E-mail:

The Highway 61 Film Festival is being sponsored by the Pine Center for the Arts, with support from the East Central Arts Council.