The St Cloud Film Fest promotes film and filmmakers by creating opportunities for education, production, and appreciation during an annual festival and through year-long outreach.

2019 marks the 9th year of the St Cloud Film Fest!

The St Cloud Film Fest takes place over seven days in a historic theatre on the banks of the Mississippi River. The downtown art scene is a hub for the surrounding artistic community. Many local visual artists have exhibitions on display along St. Germain Street and 5th Avenue.

We are a non-profit organization devoted to promoting forward-thinking independent film and committed to giving students an opportunity to create their own projects. We hold stop-motion workshops for elementary students and give high-school and college students a chance to make a film as part of a weekend contest.

The crowds are passionate and intelligent about cinema. We'd love the chance to show your film to a new audience. From live action to animation, documentary to experimental all film makers have a place and a voice at this film festival.

Our judges award the following - Grand Jury Prize, Jury Prize, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Avant-Garde, Best Short-Short (under 5 minutes), Audience Favorite, and Most Promising Young Artist (for K-12 students).

You must have all necessary rights for this film, and that exhibition of your film will not breach or infringe upon any rights including but not limited to music, images, and content. You also agree to grant the St Cloud Film Fest the right to use any portion from the film at the festival or online for promotional and other non-commercial uses.

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  • Reinier Nolon

    The new venues are great! Thanks for the support St Cloud!

    November 2018
  • A superb festival that really cares about aesthetic filmmaking and communicating with filmmakers of all stages. We're thrilled our client NEWPORT GUN GIRLS screened here. We advise any filmmaker to consider submitting to this festival.

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!! The audience really loved NEWPORT GUN GIRLS. Looking forward to whatever you make next!

  • Mehmet Tığlı

    I am very proud of to be a part of this festival. Congratulations to all team members and filmmakers.

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Mehmet!! All the best!

  • javad daraei

    I am very happy and welcome every year to participate in your festival and thank you for this fine festival.

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Javad - thanks for the kind words! Your film LIMIT was certainly a highlight for the festival judges. Impressed with the storytelling and camera work you were able to achieve. Very impressive - we really look forward to your future films!

  • John Akre

    It was great to be there and be part of the Animation Program. I met some new people and had a great time!

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for sharing your film (THE DAY TRUFFAUT DIED) with us, John. We were thrilled to be able to screen it. It's a great piece animation. Super personal and unique!