Welcome to Flyway 2014!

The 2014 festival takes place October 23-26th in Pepin, Stockholm, and Maiden Rock, Wisconsin. Join us!

SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO FLYWAY 2014!

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NO SUBMISSION FEE through March 31!

Don’t procrastinate: if you apply by March 31, the submission fee is exactly $0. Beginning April 1, the fees are as follows:

$30 for feature-length films and new media projects
$20 for WI/MN Showcase features
$15 for short films and children’s films
$10 for WI/MN Showcase shorts

The final deadline for submission is June 30. For details on how to submit, please see this form.

Now in its seventh year, the Flyway Film Festival is a dynamic, filmmaker-friendly festival along the Mississippi River in Pepin and Stockholm, Wisconsin. Flyway was named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s 25 “coolest film festivals” in 2013. You can check out the films and events from the 2013 festival here.

Be a part of the Flyway community and submit your film to the 2014 festival!

Emily Best and Jeanne BowermanEmily Best and Jeanne Bowerman having a blast at Flyway 2013

Kathleen Vinehout, Wisconsin Senator—and gubernatorial hopeful?—to open Flyway Kickoff Gala

Kathleen VinehoutPEPIN, WI, October 15, 2013—She hasn’t said yes – but she hasn’t said no, either. Wisconsin State Senator Kathleen Vinehout  (D-WI 31st District) is emerging as a possible contender in the upcoming Wisconsin gubernatorial race. Now that former Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke (D) has thrown her hat into the ring, state Democrats are wondering who has the best chance of taking down Republican Governor Scott Walker. Rumors abound that Vinehout will make an announcement soon.

You can ask Senator Vinehout yourself at the Flyway Film Festival’s opening night “Kickoff Gala” on Thursday, October 17 at 6:00pm. Vinehout, an ardent supporter of the arts in Wisconsin, will make opening remarks before the keynote speech and awards ceremony. She will also be present to answer questions after the Festival’s closing night film Citizen Koch, a controversial documentary about big money in Wisconsin politics. Citizen Koch will screen at 7:00pm on Sunday, October 20th, at the Widespot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm, WI.

The Kickoff Gala will take place at Villa Bellezza, a new Mediterranean-style villa and winery in Pepin, Wisconsin. The evening will begin with a reception of hors d’oeuvres and 2013 signature Flyway cocktails, featuring Twin Cities-based Joia sodas, organic Prairie vodka, and other local brews.

San Francisco-based Emily Best will deliver the keynote speech.  Best is the CEO and founder of Seed&Spark, a cutting-edge platform for crowdfunding, distribution, and interaction for independent filmmakers.

Flyway Film Festival Director Rick Vaicius will present the awards for best films and accomplishments in several categories. Each winning filmmaker will take home a “Flyway Axe” award designed by David Culver, a nationally-recognized artist living in Bay City, Wisconsin. Live music follows the awards ceremony.

Full Festival pass holders, Kickoff Gala ticket holders, and specially-invited Festival guests and sponsors are welcome at this event. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from the Flyway website or at the door.

Wine & Cheese Reception at Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery — you’re invited!

maidenrock(1)Herdie and Carol, the proprietors of the award-winning Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery, have generously invited the public to a wine and cheese reception at their beautiful orchard from 4:00 to 6:00pm on Friday, October 18th. Toast the opening night of Flyway 2013 with a glass of local brew, then head to the Widespot to see The Rocket, the Oscar-buzz film that’s opening this year’s Flyway!

To find the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery, click here.

W12266 King Lane
Stockholm, WI 54769
715.448.3502
It’s a 10-minute drive from the Widespot in Stockholm — a gorgeous drive up into the Mississippi River bluffs.

If you’re participating in the crowdfunding workshops on Friday afternoon and attending the opening night film at 7:00, this reception will fit nicely into your schedule.

Hope to see you there!

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