Submissions are open. Flyway Film Festival takes place October 23-26, 2014 in Pepin & Stockholm, WI.
Let me say this first: this is a love letter about a festival that’s rejected me twice.
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, 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.
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.
Is your life too plastic?
Our first screening of 2012 is the timely and thought provoking documentary Bag It!
Sponsored by Sense or Place, The Widespot Performing Arts Center and The Flyway Film Festival.
Saturday January14th, 7pm
Admission is $5.00 at the door
Wine and beer available for purchase (with valid ID)
From Brian Newman’s DIY Days presentation last spring.
About time to re-visit this:
This fabulous banner is currently up for sale. It is the very banner which hung on the outside of the 2011 Flyway Film Festival Lounge at the Breakwater in Pepin.
It is approximately 5ftx8ft, and would fit nearly any decor. It has pole pockets at the top and bottom, as well as five grommets at each end.
We’ll even have artist Gaylord Schanilec sign it in a big black sharpie.
If interested please email us at: email@example.com
We’ll take the highest offer we have by Jan 1, 2012. We can accept cash, check or credit card.
Thank you for your support!
Thanks to everyone that came out and supported the 2011 Flyway Film Festival.
Special thanks to the volunteers that worked long hours to make sure tickets were taken, that sound and projection worked and that our guests were happy.
…and of course we can’t do it without our sponsors and patrons.
Our gratitude to everyone is immense. We cannot do it without all of you!