NOVEMBER 6-9, 2019 Bay Theater, Ashland, Wisconsin
We are just now beginning to receive submissions for 2019. You can take a look at our 2018 schedule here.
Our sponsorships cover about half of our annual costs. If you would like to become a sponsor for 2019 please click here.
We'd love to have you volunteer for the 2019 Festival. Click here. We'll get in touch with you. It's fun to volunteer at BWFF, and you get to see free films!
Want to submit a film?
We are now accepting films for 2019. Please see information about submitting films on our FAQ page. Our entry form is here. (We'll update it later, but for now the 2018 form works fine. Deadline is July 15, 2019.)
Thank you to all of our filmmakers, audience members and sponsors for making the 11th Big Water Film Festival such a success. Here are the 2018 winners:
Audience Favorite: Risking Light, directed by Dawn Mikkelson Best Feature: Manry at Sea ~ In the Wake of a Dream, directed by Steve Wystrach. Best Documentary: Beneath the Ink, directed by Cy Dodson. Best Short:Radio Moon, directed by Pierre Gaffie’. Best Short-Short: Rag Dolls, directed by Justin and Kristin Schaack. Loren Savitsky Young Filmmaker Award: Last Meal, directed by Austin Simmons. Honorable Mention:Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge, directed by Aaron Johnson