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Festivals

The following is a running list of annual film festivals taking place in North Dakota. Follow the links to each of the festivals for current details about the festival and unique submission requirements. For more information about a particular festival, contact the festival directly.

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Film festivals may also be found via calendar form on our Events page.

 

Annual Film Festivals in North Dakota


March

 

Fargo Film Festival
Dates: Not yet posted for 2018. Typically the last week of March.
Location: Fargo Theater, Fargo, ND
Submission portals: FilmFreeway / WithoutABox
Submission dates for 2018: August 1 – November 1, 2017
Years running: 17


April

 

Dakota Digital Film Festival
Dates: April 6, 2018
Location: Belle Mehus Auditorium
Submission portals: FilmFreeway (General Submissions) / FilmFreeway (Emerging Filmmakers)
Submission dates for 2018: TBD
Years running: 6


May

 

Drone Focus Film Festival
Dates: May 31, 2017 – June 1, 2017
Location: Fargo Theater, Fargo, ND
Submission portals: FilmFreeway
Submission dates for 2017: Closed for the season
Cost: $15-20
Years running: First year
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June

 

Standing Rock Film & Music Festival
Dates: June 2-4, 2017
Location: Prairie Knights Casino & Resort
Submission portals: Festival Site
Submission dates for 2017: Submit work for invitation
Cost: TBD
Years running: First year
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August

 

The Tioga Film Festival
Dates: August 6, 2017
Location: Tioga Movie Theater, Tioga, ND
Submission portals: Festival Site
Submission dates for 2017: TBD
Cost: TBD
Years running: Second year
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September

 

The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival
Dates: September 15-16, 2017
Location: Fargo Theater, Fargo, ND
Submission portals: FilmFreeway
Submission dates for 2017: TBD
Cost: $20-$40 based on entry date
Years running: 8 years
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Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
Dates: September 29 – October 1, 2017
Location: Fargo Theater, Fargo, ND
Submission portals: FilmFreeway | WithoutABox
Submission dates for 2017: June 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017
Cost: $15-$30 based on entry date
Years running: 15 years
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November

 

The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival
Dates: November 16 & 17, 2017.
Location: Fargo Theater, Fargo, ND
Submission portals: Filmfreeway
Submission dates for 2017: February 1, 2017 – October 15, 2017
Cost: $30-$65 based on entry date
Years running: First year
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