Fargo Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Fargo Film Festival
SINCE: 2001
WHERE: Fargo, North Dakota, USA
WEBSITE: www.fargofilmfestival.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: “In November of 1999, a group of film lovers, moviemakers and educators, along with tourism specialists, theatre volunteers and staff members, gathered at the newly restored Fargo Theatre to discuss the possibility of a Fargo Film Festival, as well as the selection of the Fargo Theatre as a site for the 2000 Library of Congress Film Preservation Tour. In March of 2000, with a great deal of guidance and insight from the passionate, movie-obsessed professor Ted Larson, the theatre celebrated the rich history of film with selections from the prestigious Library of Congress collection. Actor Janet Leigh attended our week-long celebration and proved a most elegant guest. The success of the Library of Congress tour fueled the fire for an annual Fargo Film Festival. Ted Larson died unexpectedly in November of 2000, but his spirit prevailed and the Fargo Film Festival became a reality in March of 2001. Since then, the festival has grown significantly from 30 submissions in 2001 to its current average of more than 150 submissions from 28 states and 12 countries. The Fargo Theatre’s storied history, 21st century technology, and beautifully restored art deco decor anchor the festival.”

Fargo Film Festival Unveils 2014 Documentary Shorts; FRAMING THE OTHER Wins Best Documentary Short | VIDEO

Fargo Film Festival Unveils 2014 Documentary Shorts; FRAMING THE OTHER Wins Best Documentary Short | VIDEO

FRAMING THE OTHER directed by Willem Timmers and Ilja Kok

FRAMING THE OTHER directed by Willem Timmers and Ilja Kok

The Fargo Film Festival unveiled its official program of documentary shorts for the 2014 festival. FRAMING THE OTHER directed by Willem Timmers and Ilja Kok is announced as the winner of Best Documentary Short.  FRAMING THE OTHER is a short documentary about tourism and its complex relationships with indigenous communities.  It reveals the intriguing thoughts of a Mursi woman from Southern Ethiopia and that of a Dutch tourist as they prepare themselves for meeting each other.  This ultimately results in an awkward encounter. Duk County directed byJordan Campbell received an Honorable Mention.

2011 Fargo Film Festival Best-in-Show Awards

2011 Fargo Film Festival Best-in-Show Awards

The Fargo Film Festival named David Filipi as the recipient of the Ted M. Larson Award. Filipi will accept the award on Saturday, March 5 during the closing session of the Fargo Film Festival. The 2011 Fargo Film Festival also announced the best-in-show awards. Best Picture – “The Butterfly Circus” Best Director – Vitaly Vorobjev for “I Shall Remember” Best Actress – Alexandra Chalupa in “An Affair with Dolls” Best Actor – John Hawkes in […]

“The Lutefisk Wars” to open 2011 Fargo Film Festival

“The Lutefisk Wars” to open 2011 Fargo Film Festival

The Fargo Film Festival announced its 2011 program schedule complete with screening times and locations.  The festival opens on Tuesday, March 1 with “The Lutefisk Wars,” a regionally produced feature film, shot in a faux documentary style, which follows the comic misadventures of a neighborly Norwegian, a heated rivalry and a mysterious recipe. Sojourner Pictures, Los Angeles, Calif., is presenting the Midwest premiere of “The Lutefisk Wars,” a regionally produced feature film, shot in a […]