The Sister Bay Advancement Association (SBAA) has announced that the 10th Annual Door County Short Film Fest (DCSFF) will take place in the Sister Bay Village Hall on Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16.
Friday night will feature the local premiere of a regionally-produced film beginning at 6 pm, while on Saturday, short films from around the world will run from 2–8 pm (doors open at 1 pm), with intermissions for talk-backs with filmmakers. Festival tickets are just $10 for an all-access weekend pass.
“Cheers to 10 years! The fact that this is our 10th annual event is incredible,” said Executive Director Chris Opper. “When I look back, I think the reason for our survival and success is our continued experimentation and the resulting evolution we go through each year, but we also have a great team of volunteers. The combination of hard-to-find great short films, a low ticket price, excellent free popcorn, and drinks and food from a few of our really good local restaurants has been a powerful draw on a winter weekend!”
This year’s Short Film Fest will again feature an opening night party at 6 pm and the premiere of a Wisconsin-themed feature film, “Lake Michigan Monster,” directed by Ryland Tews. On Saturday, 20-plus short films from around the world will be shown from 2–8 pm. During intermissions, several filmmakers will discuss their movies, production process and movie-making techniques, and answer audience questions. Executive Director Chris Opper noted that food and drink from local restaurants will be available on both days, along with the best free popcorn you’ll ever eat.
The 2019 Golden Mug will be presented to the winning film that a four-person jury selects as the “best of the fest.” Check the SBAA website (cometosisterbay.com) and festival Facebook page (facebook.com/DoorCountyShortFilmFestival) for more details and updates.
In a special encore presentation, “The Best of the 10th Annual Festival” will be shown by local business organization Door County North on April 19-20 at Mink River Basin in Ellison Bay.
The Door County Short Film Fest is a grassroots, community-driven event with the goals of: encouraging the creation of moviemaking; establishing and hosting a winter event in northern Door County; entertaining and benefitting residents, visitors and businesses.
For interviews, contact: Chris Opper, Executive Director, DCSFF – cell: 920.606.9523
Louise Howson, Community Coordinator, SBAA – office: 920.854.3230, cell: 920.421.1256