Selective Focus: Ten Years of Homegrown Music Video Festival

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Homegrown Music Festival and 10 years of the Homegrown Music Video Festival. Participants in the video fest are assigned a random song by a local band and usually have a few weeks to put together a video. Over the past ten years, there have been videos with found footage, lip-synced performances, dolls, puppets, pets, animation, just about anything goes.

This year’s videos will be screened at Zinema 2 on Monday, April 30, at 6 p.m., and at encore presentations on May 1, also at Zinema 2, and May 6 at the Red Herring Lounge.

If you’re interested in participating and seeing your work on the big screen, registration is open until noon on Monday, April 16, at Finished videos are due on April 27. Complete details are available when you register.

We’ve assembled a sampling of some of the approaches through the years, and each year, Perfect Duluth Day has archived as many of the finished videos as we can find to embed on the site. A mostly complete index by year is at the bottom of this post.

Father Hennepin – “I Like It in Duluth”
Video by Mike Scholtz

The Boomchucks – “Good News / Bad News”
Video by Saša Kološnjaj and Richard Narum

The Moon is Down – “My Amazing Kite”
Video by Jason Page and Erin McConnell

Little Black Books – “Kozy”
Director & Editor: Joshua Carlon
Director of Photography: Chris Hadland

The Keep Aways – “Over Your Shoulder”
Video by Brian Barber

Maddy Siiter – “Runaway”
Video by Emily Norton and Killy Kay

Giljunko – “Sunnyside Estates”
Video by Justin Sinks

Wolf Blood – “Dancing on Your Grave”
Video by Edward Simon

The Social Disaster – “Machinery”
Video by Tomas Soderberg

Rick McLean – “Cyborg Relations”
Video by Lyz Jaakola

Homegrown Music Video Festival Index
2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

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