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FRFF to Offer Free Childcare Saturday, Feb. 8 during Festival

The Frozen River Film Festival celebrates its 15th season at the February 5-9, 2020 festival. More than 80 documentary films from around the world will be shown, and many filmmakers will be in attendance to talk about their films and to offer workshops.

New this year, Frozen River Film Festival will offer FREE childcare on Saturday, February 8. Thanks to a sponsorship from WNB Financial, the Festival has arranged for Winona State University’s certified Children’s Center to open to festival-goers on Saturday afternoon. Families can attend the Kidz Kino set together at Winona 7 Theatre Saturday morning, then parents can see more films Saturday afternoon while their children are cared for at the Children’s Center. Parents can also sign up for a free Saturday pass to attend films.

Space is limited for the free childcare and those interested must sign up by January 17, 2020.

For more information or to sign up for this incredible offer, please visit or contact

About the Frozen River Film Festival

The Frozen River Film Festival offers programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. These programs provide a unique perspective on environmental issues, sustainable communities, adventure travel and sports, and diverse cultures while showcasing the art of documentary film. Our films often explore issues, concerns, and life’s successes that are usually not covered in the local media.

We connect our viewers with people at the heart of current events, organizations at the forefront of social change, and distinct cultures in an increasingly global community.

Our high-caliber documentary films feature interviews, exciting stories, or perspective on current affairs that will often captivate and engross the viewer. Films often hit home on a personal note for viewers. Films encourage attendees to learn more about an issue, volunteer with an organization, get outside, or help financially support a cause they believe in.

In addition, face-to-face Q&A sessions with filmmakers and producers are a rewarding bonus to our festival screenings Q&A sessions with the filmmaker or producer. This happens immediately after showing of the film when the audience has the story fresh in its mind. Viewers then delve into details of how the film was made, what the film’s characters are doing now, or how the celebrity found inspiration to make the documentary. Those follow-ups keep the audience engaged. Periodic workshops and forums throughout the year can keep viewers engaged as well.

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