$20 Ticket Features 10 Days of Streaming, with Four Feature Films and 30 Short Films
Sister Bay, Wis. (December 21, 2020) — Event organizers have announced that the 12th Annual Door County Short Film Fest (DCSFF) will be a virtual online affair for 2021, and will offer an expanded viewing window of ten full days, from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 21. This year’s slate of films includes four feature films created in the State of Wisconsin, plus 30 short films from around the world. More than 150 hours of short films were submitted for the 2021 Door County Short Film Fest.
For the past eleven years, the Door County Short Film Fest has been a two-day live event in the Sister Bay Village Hall, a small village in the popular tourism destination of Door County, Wisconsin. The festival generally accommodated as many as 150+ film lovers on both days, and took place on a Friday night and all day Saturday.
Individual full-access passes to this year’s festival are $20 each, and are available online at dcsff.eventive.org/welcome, the popular film streaming platform. After the purchase of a pass, buyers are provided with an online link and entry code to eventive.org, which will stream the festival’s films 24/7 over ten days (Feb. 12–21, 2021), from 12 midnight to 12 midnight. Once an attendee selects and starts viewing a film, he/she has 48 hours to finish viewing that film.
In less than one year, the Eventive virtual screening platform has emerged as the leading global provider of secure, ticketed, on-demand and live streaming of independent film content for festivals, arthouses and distributors.
Chris Opper, executive director of the Door County Short Film Fest, noted that in addition to providing consumers with a means to stream festival films, Eventive also supplies organizers with the tools to host Q+A sessions with filmmakers, promote virtual film festival attendance, and securely sell festival tickets. “Without a sophisticated online platform like Eventive,” said Opper, “We wouldn’t have been able to go in a totally different direction so quickly this year and reinvent ourselves as a fully-online film festival.” This year’s four feature films were all filmed in Wisconsin:
Love on Holiday, directed and edited by Chris Opper of Fish Creek, WI. An intimate look at the annual songwriting festival sponsored by the Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, one of whose owners is the well-known musician pAt mcdonald, who wrote and performed the hit song “The Future’s So Bright I’ve Gotta Wear Shades” in the mid-1980s.
A Christmas Sunset, directed by T.C. DeWitt of Redacted Media, operating in both Milwaukee and Madison, WI. A drama about a group of friends getting together two years after the friend who brought them together has passed away.
The Al Johnson’s Story: 70 Years of Pancakes, Goats & Swedes, directed by Bill Youmans of Ellison Bay, WI, produced by John Nelson of Sister Bay, WI. A deep documentary dive into Wisconsin’s most famous restaurant, located in Sister Bay and internationally known as “the place with goats on the roof.”
Small Town Wisconsin, directed by Niels Mueller of Los Angeles, CA. After losing custody, perpetual teen Wayne Stobierski whisks his son away on a final father/son road trip to the big city of Milwaukee. His plans go comically and tragically wrong, but somehow the trip becomes a heartfelt redemption.
The 2021 Juried Golden Mug Award will be presented to the film that a four-person jury selects as the “best of the Fest,” while the 2021 People’s Choice Mug Award will be presented to the film that receives the most votes from attendees. Check the Door County Short Film Fest’s Facebook page (facebook.com/DoorCountyShortFilmFestival]facebook.com/DoorCountyShortFilmFestival) for more details and updates.
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; and entertaining and benefitting residents, visitors and businesses.
The Door County Short Film Fest is annually organized and managed by:
Sister Bay Advancement Association. The SBAA mission is to support and promote the business community of Sister Bay by attracting tourism through a sustainable marketing plan; provide cultural activities and celebratory events that make our community a vital place to live, work and play; and support the development of Sister Bay as a year round community for businesses, visitors and residents.
Door County North. A local business association serving the communities of Ellison Bay, Gills Rock, Rowleys Bay, Northport, County Rd. Q, German Settlement, and North Sister Bay. Dedicated to the fostering and promotion of business, commerce and tourism. The organization also advocates for the preservation of the unique character of the Door County North area.
Door Guide Publishing LLC. The publisher of the Door County Go! Guide, a pocket-sized guidebook, and the Door County Dining Guide, featuring local restaurant menus. Home of Door County Digital, offering a full range of social media and digital marketing services, plus high-end video production. The Door County TODAY website (doorcounty.net) is a popular online magazine.