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.

2017 marks the 7th 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.

Awards & Prizes

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).

Rules & Terms

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.

6 Reviews

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • false
    Allison Rudnickas

    Extending the Link was so grateful for the opportunity to screen Ubumwe: Together We Grow at the St. Cloud Film Festival. Representatives of the festival greeted our members as they entered through the doors and showed us right to our seats. The service was very hospitable. This festival possesses a true passion for film as a unifying force for communities and is a worthwhile opportunity that filmmakers everywhere should consider attending.

    May 2017
    Logo
    Response from festival:

    Allison, thank you (and your team) for bringing such important films to our festival. We are really impressed with the work that Extending The Link does.

  • false
    Jason Ewert

    A very heartfelt festival with fantastic support and attention paid to the filmmakers. They went out of their way to give me the royal treatment!

    May 2017
    Logo
    Response from festival:

    Our pleasure, Jason! Thanks for bringing SWAMP BUCK last year!

  • false
    Sarah Smith

    Cool fest repping central MN well. Great communication with filmmakers, great value, and an engaged and supportive group behind the fest. You don't feel lost in the festival shuffle.

    May 2017
    Logo
    Response from festival:

    Sarah, thank you for the kind words and for sharing your film "D. ASIAN" with us. Such a funny and poignant short!

  • false
    Mike Chance

    Happy to have screened my films in St Cloud. Always a good time and lively Q&As.

    May 2017
    Logo
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Mike! Glad to have you up here.

  • false
    Kevin Hanks

    Had a great time at the St Cloud Film Festival last year! Thank you so much for showing us a great time and screening our film. Low submission fees and a fantastic crowd!

    May 2017
    Logo
    Response from festival:

    Glad you had such a good time, Kevin! People loved your short. Thanks again for sharing it with us!