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2012 Official Selections

Sep 25, 2012
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2012 2012 Flyway Film Festival Announces Official Film Selections

• Documentary “Journey to Planet X” to Kick Off Festival
• “Janeane From Des Moines” Selected for Closing Night
• Exclusive Friday Late-Night Shorts Screening

Today, the 2012 Flyway Film Festival officially announced the official selections for the 2012 2012 Flyway Film Festival. The Festival will run from Thursday, October 18 to Sunday, October 21 in Pepin and Stockholm, Wisconsin at the Lake Pepin Art & Design Center and the Widespot Performing Arts Center. Now in its fifth year, the Festival has gained a reputation as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new local, regional, and international film and providing the movie-loving public with access to critically acclaimed filmmakers and film industry professionals from around the world.

The 2012 2012 Flyway Film Festival will screen over 35 feature films and shorts, representing 5 countries. This year, the Festival received more than 850 submissions from filmmakers around the world, an increase from 2011.
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A Dog With Pleas- #SaveFlyway

Sep 11, 2012
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Paddington may be the unofficial mascot of the 2012 Flyway Film Festival, and you should listen carefully.

 

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And Now An Unpaid Celebrity Endorsement By Reed Farrington

Aug 31, 2012
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Tonight, star power is shining just a little bit brighter (and more damply) on the 2012 Flyway Film Festival’s Kickstarter campaign with celebrity Reed Farrington (aka, Gerry Eng), of Cooking With Gerry (a 2011 Flyway audience favorite) and a Very Gerry Xmas fame, plunging into the fray with his eloquent words of encouragement.
This announcement is brought to you by Flyway Award-winning director Jay Cheel, Beauty Day (2011 Best Documentary) and Colore Non Vedenti.
We are very grateful for all the buzz and support building toward our $10K!
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Indie Film Heavyweights Step Up in Support of Flyway’s Kickstarter Campaign

Aug 29, 2012
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Pepin, WI—The 5th Annual 2012 Flyway Film Festival (October 18-21, 2012) announces the launch of a Kickstarter fundraising campaign SAVE FLYWAY to assist with operational costs of the 2012 Festival in Pepin and Stockholm, Wisconsin via an 18-day campaign with the goal of raising $10K.

Ted Hope browses the 2011 2012 Flyway Film Festival Program Guide

Brian Newman Founder of Sub-Genre

Early response to this effort from past Flyway alumni and respected film industry personnel has been tremendous. Past Flyway guests of note Ted Hope (Academy Award-Nominated Producer of 21 Grams and American Splendor and current Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society) and Brian Newman (Founder/consultant at Sub-genre Media, focusing on entertainment and cultural industry business development and distribution, and former CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute) have each offered a coveted one-hour private consultation for donors contributing at various levels. Many other quality product, service, and Festival related perks are available at additional donation levels ranging from $25-$2,500+.

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A love letter to Flyway

Apr 17, 2012
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Let me say this first: this is a love letter about a festival that’s rejected me twice.

2011 Kickoff Gala- Film as art installation by Coleman Miller

No, not Sundance, South By, or the other big tables at the festival casino – we’re talking the mother of all indies, the mecca of the git-er-done’s, 2012 Flyway Film Festival, in mighty Pepin, Wisconsin. What? You haven’t heard of it? Well that’s fine. Move along. I want to keep it to myself.

I first learned about Flyway from a video Lucas McNelly posted of Rick Vaicius talking about his festival and the no-application fee. Seemed cute. Aw. No fees! They just want films. Should be easy to get in.

WRONG.

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My Favorite short film ever.

Jan 14, 2012
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Much mythology surrounds Claude Lelouch’s 8:40 masterpiece.

Who was the driver? Perhaps Lelouch himself.

Who was the woman? Lelouch’s then girlfriend.

One take, one shot? Yes.

As a film geek, who is also a sportscar geek, this is by far my favorite short film ever.

Enjoy!

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