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The Highway 61 Film Festival is eagerly awaiting submissions from area filmmakers now through Jan. 15, 2020.

As the Pine City-based festival heads into its 10th year, organizers are excited to see what amazing films will come from the imaginations of local, state, national and international filmmakers.

Submissions may include short (less than 40 minutes) and feature films. Regular categories include: Drama, Comedy, Action/Horror, Documentary and Animation. Special categories include “Made in Minnesota,” for films actually shot, in whole or part, in this great state, and Student Short films made by students age 18 or younger. Submission fees are just one buck for “Made in Minnesota” films, and are completely free for Student Short films.

Submitted films are reviewed by judges, and cash prizes are awarded to the top film in each category.

Early submission runs through Dec. 15, though late submissions will be accepted through Jan. 15.

Each year, hundreds of films are submitted to the Highway  61 Film Festival through  FilmFreeway.com (an online independent film festival submission service), and the very best are featured in Pine City screenings.

The 10th annual Highway 61 Film Festival will be held April 3-5, 2020 in Pine City, with screenings planned at  Pine Center for the Arts and other locations.

Films can be submitted at filmfreeway.com/festival/Highway61FilmFestival. For more information, visit highway61filmfestival.org, the Highway 61 Film Festival page on Facebook, or follow on Twitter. Questions? Email highway61filmfestival@gmail.com.

The Highway 61 Film Festival is sponsored by the nonprofit Pine Center for the Arts. Find out more about Pine Center for the Arts at 320-629-4924 or www.pinecenter.org.

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