Thank you Filmmakers for being a part of this festival. It was a success pandemic and all.

We had lots of obstacles and we still did it. I will be in touch with about awards and judging responses.
Our very special event is "Up Up and Away with Ed Asner Day" parade on September 13 12:30! Mr. ASNER will be our very special guest as Master of Ceremonies was lovely, lovely. We had a good old fashioned small town parade!

Please go to www.giantsoftheearth.org Home page to download a copy of our program!

We had a very special event with the one and only "ED ASNER" on Sunday September, 13, 2020. "Up Up and Away with Ed Asner Day!"

It was a blast. I will post pictures!

Katie O'Regan
Artistic Director

Best Feature Film
2nd Prize Best 30 min
3rd Prize Best 10 min short
Best Minnesota made Film
Best Iowa made Film
Best Wisconsin made Film

1) All films entered may have appeared at other festivals.
2) Selected film makers will be given a free pass to the festival.
3) Selected film makers may be asked to give a presentation for the audience.
4) No pornography or nudity will be accepted.
5) Festival will retain the right to show films at all venues within the festival.
6) All films must be sent in a digital file submitted on-line.
7) No hard copy films will be accepted for entry.
8) All materials submitted will not be returned to film makers.
9) Please be advised that the festival is family friendly and open to all people of all walks of life and of from all countries.
10) Housing will not be provided for film makers.
11) The La Crosse, Wisconsin airport is 40 minutes away and The Rochester Minnesota Airport is an hour away.

Films will be shown all Day Friday and Saturday with invited artists speaking about their films in special sessions live and on zoom in some cases!

Live parade honoring Mr. Ed Asner on September13th. Spring Grove has declared Ed Asner Day an official Holiday! Come join the fun! Mask up and socially distant!

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  • Julie Koehnen

    I wanted to congratulate Katie O'Regan for this huge undertaking. The festival is new, and it had its issues, but I found that they were very eager to correct whatever situation occurred. I applaud the idea of centering the festival around Ed Asner, which included a parade. Very charming, lighthearted festival. Much needed in these difficult times.

    September 2020
  • Emmett Loverde

    Attending the Spring Grove FF was really enjoyable. The town was very welcoming, the screenings and talkbacks went very well, I had great conversations with audience members and other filmmakers, and Betsy's Bed and Breakfast was one of the most charming places I've ever stayed. I hope to return with another film down the line.

    September 2020
  • Joe Chvala

    We were thrilled to have our film COOKAPHONY streamed at the Spring Grove International Film Festival. I wish we could have been there. Everyone we dealt with was so upbeat and wonderful. We would definitely have gone if it weren't for the pandemic. Heard that it went well. Hopefully we will be able to go next year!

    September 2020
  • Steve Cannon

    Very disappointing. Times told our movie would show continually got pushed back. Long drive and investment for little or no return.

    September 2020