Flyway Kickoff Gala, Awards Ceremony, and Keynote Speech

WHAT: The annual Flyway Kickoff Gala, Awards Ceremony, and Keynote Speech
WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 6pm – 11pm
WHERE: Villa Bellezza Winery in Pepin
WHY: Because we love you.
HOW: Your $35 ticket includes food, drinks, music, festival ceremonies, and other surprises. Free for Full Festival Pass holders. Get your tickets here and join the party! You can also purchase tickets at the door.

Everyone is welcome!

Nicolas Gonda

Nicolas Gonda, Tugg Inc.

Featuring food, libations, music, a keynote address, and the Festival awards ceremony, the Gala is a must-attend event for independent film aficionados and industry professionals alike. Join the Lake Pepin “glitterati” as we roll out the red carpet for our film friends from across the globe!

The evening begins at 6:00 with an array of drinks and hors d’oeuvres catered by local restaurateurs. At 8:00 award-winning producer Nicolas Gonda, one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch,” will give the keynote address. Gonda is co-founder of the rapidly-expanding company Tugg, Inc., a web platform that enables audiences to choose the films that play in their local theaters.

Following the keynote, Flyway director Rick Vaicius will present the Festival “Axe” awards, designed by Wisconsin sculptor David Culver. The evening continues with music by the up-and-coming Minneapolis band Sun Gods to Gamma Rays. Called “restrained, powerful, potent and cool” by l’etoile Magazine, the band’s “trippy, ethereal sounds will make you want to get up and dance” (Minnesota Monthly).

Registered Gala guests are asked to check in at the Box Office at the Villa Bellezza Winery upon arrival.

See you at the Gala!