SAVE THE DATE: The Ninth Big Water Film Festival will be November 9-13, 2016. Plan to unwind after the election at BWFF!
Another great year with great films and great fun! Thank you to everyone who made it happen: sponsors, filmmakers, volunteers, and audience members. Here are the award winners for the 2015 Big Water Film Festival: Audience Favorite: Appleton, by Jimmy Costa; Best Feature: The Public Domain, by Patrick Coyle; Best Documentary: Old Fashioned, by Holly De Ruyter; Honorable Mention: Taking Alcatraz, by John Ferry; Best Short: Counting Wolves, by George Desort; Best Short-Short: Isola del Giglio, by Tom Schroeder; and Loren Savitsky Young Filmmakers Award: Nobody, by William Bryan. Congratulations!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6: Mini-Disaster! The ballast just blew in the projector in Bay 1, disabling that theater for tonight. We will still be showing films tonight, but in one of the smaller theaters, with more limited seating. If you already have a ticket, please get to the theater by 6:45 so that we can be sure to seat you. We fear that we may have to turn some people away tonight. A technician is speeding this way from the Twin Cities and will arrive around midnight, and so we should be back to normal by the time we start up again tomorrow afternoon.
Thanks again to a generous sponsorship from Ashland's Memorial Medical Center, we are able to offer our 4:00 p.m. Friday film block FREE to MMC employees, Regional Hospice employees and volunteers, and WITC faculty, staff, and students-- just show us an ID. We think that some of the films in that block-- A Place Called Hospice, Aside from That, and, of course, All the World's A Stage-- will especially resonate with people who deal every day with life, death, and mortality.
It's been a busy summer reviewing films. We've just come up with our schedule and we are really excited about our line-up. Please check out our films and schedule pages to read all about it!
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