Our website is undergoing revisions and some features, including the film submittal form, are not functioning at this time. Our film submittal deadline will be July 15 this year. Please check back at the end of April, at which time we hope to be fully up and running again. Thanks for your patience.
Here are our 2013 award winners:
Best Feature: Awful Nice
Best Documentary: Gold Fever
Best Short Film: World Fair
Best Short Short: Woman Who Hates Plants
Audience Favorite: Battle for the Elephants
Loren Savitsky Young Filmmaker Award: Protect Our Future
Honorable Mention: The Guide
We rely on our sponsors to make the Big Water Film Festival possible. Thank you for your support!
2013 BWFF SPONSORS
Producers ($1,000+)Chequamegon Bay Arts Council Enriching the arts in the Chequamegon Bay region through exhibits, grants, and lots of fun stuff.
Directors ($500+)Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce 1716 West Lake Shore Drive Ashland, WI 54806 715-682-2500-800-284-9484 The friendly folks here will let you know if the smelt are running in the Spring-- and answer anything else you need to know.
Dr. Thomas Kvanbeck and Teresa Wagner
LBS Insurance Group and Auto-Owners Insurance
Ask about their special policies to insure against the risk of missing that great film you want to be sure to see.
Northland College 1411 Ellis Ave S Ashland, WI 54806 715-682-1699
Jim and Leslie Hamp
Providing the power that runs our projectors!
Siegler Law Office, S. C. 404 West Main Street Ashland, WI 54806 715-682-6442 Even better than "My Cousin Vinnie." Stone's Throw Pottery 40 South 2nd Street Bayfield, WI 54814
Special Effects ($100+)
There's no better break for weary film-viewing eyes than to hop the ferry to the Island.
Ron's Repair and Towing 77655 State Highway 13 Washburn, WI 54891 715-373-2030 While you're watching the films, Ron will fix your car for the trip home. Solstice Outdoors 400 West Main Street Ashland WI 54806 715-82-3590 The place in the Bay area for outdoor and sporting clothes and gear.
Northern State Bank 321 West Main Street Ashland, WI 548067 15-682-2772 and 226 West Bayfield Street Washburn, WI 54891 715-682-8826 Take out a mortgage from NSB and buy a house here, so you never have to miss a film.
Opening Reception Sponsors2nd Street Bistro The Snug Maggie's Restaurant Ashland Washburn Bayfield North Coast Coffee DaLou's Bistro Deep Water Grille Washburn Washburn Ashland Ashland Baking Company Johnson's Flower Shop Good Thyme Restaurant Ashland Ashland Washburn Candy Shoppe Golden Dragon Delta Diner Bayfield Washburn Delta Sassy Nanny Farmstead Cheese Herbster Co-co's Artisan Breads and Fine Pastries Washburn