Flyway Kickoff Gala, Awards Ceremony, and Keynote Speech

WHAT: The annual Flyway Kickoff Gala, Awards Ceremony, and Keynote Speech
WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 6pm – 11pm
WHERE: Villa Bellezza Winery in Pepin
WHY: Because we love you.
HOW: Your $40 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!

Keynote Speaker Deirdre Haj, Full Frame Documentary Festival

Keynote Speaker Deirdre Haj, Full Frame Documentary Festival

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 chefs. At 8:00, Deirdre Haj, director of the North Carolina-based Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, will give the keynote address. Her topic: the importance of theatrical screenings to communities large and small.

Following the keynote, Flyway director Rick Vaicius will present the Festival “Ax” awards, designed by Wisconsin sculptor David Culver. The evening continues with music by the electro-tinged R&B Minneapolis duo Fort Wilson Riot: “the most pleasant, comforting atmosphere of any show, ever” (Radio K).

Fort Wilson Riot

Fort Wilson Riot

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

See you at the Gala!