Here is our 2018 Schedule. We have more films and a longer running time this year than ever before, because we just got so many really good films that we have to share. No films are repeated so if you attend a screening in Washburn, Bayfield, or Drummond you will still have brand-new films to watch in Ashland.
Please click on our Films page for details about each of the films which we will be showing. Information about our selected films is posted there now.
All events are at the Bay Theater on Main Street in Ashland, unless otherwise noted.
Tickets are required for all events, including our showings in Bayfield, Drummond, and Washburn, and for Cinema and Cinnamon Rolls. All are welcome at the Gala Reception with a ticket for any block or with any day pass, or with the weekend pass. Everyone is welcome at all events!
Wednesday, November 7
We have two simultaneous events on Wednesday evening- in Bayfield and in Drummond.
BAYFIELD: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Bayfield Carnegie Library. Co-sponsored by the Library.
Just Coffee Matthew Dressell. 12 minutes.
Ciano: A Fisherman’s Tale. Marco Vitale and Elena Grosso. 13 minutes.
Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge. Aaron Johnson. 9 minutes.
Falling South. Lorraine Portman. 39 minutes.
Excising the Heart. Samuel Karow. 5 minutes.
March Fool. Pierre-Marc Drouin and Simon Lamarre-Ledoux. 14 minutes.
More Than a Word. Kenn and John Little. 57 minutes.
DRUMMOND: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Drummond High School Auditorium.
Hill Climb. Nick Nummerdor and Andrew J. Morgan. 11 minutes.
As Long As It Takes. Abeille Tard. 13 minutes.
Last Meal. Austin Simmons. 15 minutes.
The Wolf House. Nick Clausen. 9 minutes.
The Catch. Holly Brace-Lavoie. 15 minutes.
Marieke. Thomas Johnson. 7 minutes.
Break from the Herd. Monica Murray and Chris Holmes. 76 minutes.
Thursday, November 8
WASHBURN: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Harborview Event Center .
Common Ground. Eli Tianse Abeles-Allison. 11 minutes.
Florida-Montreal. Renaud Lessard. 16 minutes.
Flat Water. Grant Piering. 7 minutes.
Gray. Preet Gohil. 30 minutes.
Occupants. Russ Emanuel. 81 minutes.
Friday, November 9 (Bay Theater, Ashland)
Block 1: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Prairie Trilogy (Prairie Fire, Rebel Earth, and Survivor). John Hanson and Rob Nillson. 108 minutes.
Gala Reception! 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Office Bar, across from the Bay Theater. All are welcome!
Thank you to our 2017 Reception sponsors (2018 sponsors to be added): Ashland Baking Company, Benoit Cheese Haus, Chequamegon Food Coop, CoCo Artisan Breads and Fine Pastries, Hugo’s Pizza, Delta Diner, Pizza Pub, Maggie’s, North Coast Coffee, The Snug, Second Street Bistro, Deep Water Grille
Block 2: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Rag Dolls. Justin and Kristin Schaack. 4 minutes.
Kinderchomper. Mike Scholtz. 17 minutes.
My Favorite Forehead. John Akre. 3 minutes.
Radio Moon. Pierre Gaffie. 19 minutes.
Table for Two. Breanne Brennan. 2 minutes.
The Matchmaker. Leonora Pitts. 11 minutes.
Risking Light. Dawn Mikkleson. 86 minutes.
Saturday, November 10
10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Cinema and Cinnamon Rolls. Meet the filmmakers and discuss filmmaking. All are welcome! Vaughn Public Library, across Vaughn Avenue from the Bay Theater. Second Floor Meeting Room. We are doing an honorary renaming of this event for this year to Cinema and Croissants, in honor of one of our presenting filmmakers, Pierre Gaffie, who is travelling from his native France to show his Radio Moon Friday evening and Constance Saturday evening. Pierre has a long history with Big Water, most recently showing Twenty Meters of Love in Montmartre. Our other filmmaker is an almost-local. Dawn Mikkleson spent summers growing up in Cornucopia, but traveled the world to shoot our Friday night feature film, Risking Light. (Cinema and Cinnamon Rolls is one of BWFF’s most fun events: it is fascinating for us non-filmmakers to get an inside look at how films get made and to listen to filmmakers talk about what they do.)
Block 3: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Scarecrow. Lee Charlish. 9 minutes.
Bigodar (Reckless). Alireza Dehghan. 20 minutes.
The Last Embrace. Saman Hosseinpuor. 4 minutes.
Refrigerator Flying Lessons. John Akre. 6 minutes.
Vision: Seeing is Believing. Mark Anderson. 20 minutes.
Freebird. Michael Maple, Allie Maple, and Casey Nelson. 6 minutes.
North Branch. Nick Nummerdor and Andrew J. Morgan. 18 minutes.
Marguerite. Marianne Farley. 19 minutes.
Confluir. Henry Worobec. 43 minutes.
Block 4: 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
T.S.A. Jason Taylor. 8 minutes.
Blob’s Adventure. Beth Peloff. 4 minutes.
Whoever Was Using This Bed. Andrew Kotatko. 20 minutes.
Chaz Casio: Unstuck in Time (Part 1). Steven George. 13 minutes.
Witches of Wonder. John Gigrich. 7 minutes.
Manry at Sea~In the Wake of a Dream. Steve Wystrach. 93 minutes.
Block 5: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
You Are Here. Deb Ethier. 1 minute.
Gaelynn Lea: The Songs We Sing. Mark Brown. 11 minutes.
Bike Trip. Tom Schroeder. 11 minutes.
Beneath the Ink. Cy Dodson. 13 minutes.
Deux Mains. Michael Barocas. 4 minutes.
Constance, or the Symphony of Kisses. Pierre Gaffie. 15 minutes.
Virginia Minnesota. Daniel Stine. 97 minutes.
Awards Ceremony to follow end of screenings.
If you would like to see the films that have taken home BWFF awards in past years, please click here.