There’s Still Time to Submit Your Own Unique Short Film, Through Dec. 31st
Sister Bay, Wis. (December 22, 2021)— The 13th Annual Door County Short Film Fest (DCSFF) will once again be a virtual online affair for 2022, offering an expanded viewing window of nine full days, from Friday, February 18 to Saturday, February 26. This year’s slate of films includes 30 short films from around the world. As usual, more than 150 hours of short films were submitted for the 2022 Door County Short Film Fest.
Films can still be submitted to the 2022 festival, said Chris Opper, DCSFF executive director. Submitted films must be more than one minute in length, but less than 20 minutes, and must be submitted through the Film Freeway portal by December 31, 2021. For additional entry specs and details, contact Chris Opper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until last year, after eleven years of operation, the Door County Short Film Fest had 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. For the second year in a row, the festival has become a virtual event, a change that many viewers have applauded — for the first time, attendees can watch films at their own leisure, 24/7 throughout the festival’s 9 days.
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 nine days (Feb. 18–26, 2022, 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.com 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 noted that in addition to providing consumers with a means to stream festival films, Eventive.com also supplies organizers with many previously difficult-to-obtain tools, including the ability to host Q+A sessions with filmmakers, promote virtual film festival attendance, and securely sell festival tickets. “Initially, we were fairly apprehensive about going virtual,” said Opper. “But our fears were entirely unfounded. Last year our audience easily found us, primarily through social media, and we had the best attendance year in our history.”
The 2022 Juried Golden Mug Award will be presented to the film that a four-person jury selects as the “Best of the Fest,” while the 2022 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) for more details and updates.
The Door County Short Film Festival 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.
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, and promotion of business, commerce and tourism in 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 services, plus high-end video production. The Door County TODAY website (doorcounty.net) is a popular online magazine.
2022 event sponsors include Ecology Sports, Gills Rock Pottery, Hillside Inn, Island Orchard Cider, Sister Bay Bowl, Space/Spot, Skip Stone Coffee, Stabbur Beer Garden, and Wild Tomato Pizza.
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.