We are very proud to announce that the Speechless Film Festival was nominated for Best Art Event by Southern Minn Scene, an arts, entertainment, and lifestyle magazine that covers the lower half of Minnesota. This category is part of the 2019 Best of Scene contest. You can vote online until labor day, and winners will be announced in November. Speechless is a filmmaker-focused festival, and we have received many great reviews from our wonderful visiting artists (we included one review below, just for fun!). But this recognition from our community means a lot, as we have worked hard to build this event with support from area sponsors as well as the Bethany campus.

“This festival is a quite a jewel in the festival circuit. It has the high quality films and infrastructure of a bigger festival yet the attention to detail and personal attention of a smaller one. The human element is key and one of the joys of attending, the whole staff is lovely and dedicated, which shows everywhere, from the love and care put into the printed programs to the panels and events they organize. And their angle is so unique and relevant, you can’t miss this festival. Love, all around.”
– Luciano Blotta

By the way, save the date for the eighth annual SpeechlessFF: March 27-28, 2020.