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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 duluthhomegrown.org/register. 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
2009

The Boomchucks – “Good News / Bad News”
Video by Saša Kološnjaj and Richard Narum
2010

The Moon is Down – “My Amazing Kite”
Video by Jason Page and Erin McConnell
2010

Little Black Books – “Kozy”
Director & Editor: Joshua Carlon
Director of Photography: Chris Hadland
2012

The Keep Aways – “Over Your Shoulder”
Video by Brian Barber
2013

Maddy Siiter – “Runaway”
Video by Emily Norton and Killy Kay
2015

Giljunko – “Sunnyside Estates”
Video by Justin Sinks
2015

Wolf Blood – “Dancing on Your Grave”
Video by Edward Simon
2015

The Social Disaster – “Machinery”
Video by Tomas Soderberg
2016

Rick McLean – “Cyborg Relations”
Video by Lyz Jaakola
2017

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

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