Big Water Film Festival
PO Box 11
Ashland, WI 54806
We’re going virtual this time around.
The 14th BWFF will be online starting January 7, 2022. The BWFF Committee feels that the COVID risk is still too great to allow us to safely have an in-person festival. While vaccination rates in our area are high, so are infections and hospitalizations. So let’s all be smart and safe and settle in for some good movie viewing at home this winter.
You can view the listings for the 35 films in our Festival right now. Then, starting in January, we will make available for viewing an evening’s worth of films each week. (But you won’t have to watch them all in one evening if you want to spread them out.) We’ll post information on Facebook about the films we are releasing each week. It will all be free– a way for Big Water to say “thank you” to our community for the sacrifices that you have made during the COVID pandemic. (Running an on-line festival turns out to not be cheap– so any donations you would like to make will be gratefully accepted. You can do that buy clicking the button at the top of this page or when you register to watch the films.)
We’ve got films from eleven different countries represented in our line-up, shorts and features, funny films, sad films, films to make you think, films that will leave you feeling good. We think you will really enjoy this year’s Festival.
Make sure you have “liked” us or are following us on Facebook in order to get notifications of our weekly postings.
Later in the year we’ll announce the winners in all of our film categories. You will get to vote online for the Audience Favorite award- a ballot will appear after you’ve watched the film and you simply have to rate it 1 through 4– just like we do in the theater.
We really do hope that for the 15th Big Water Film Festival we will all be able to gather again with friends to watch films and meet the filmmakers who made them, but until then we hope you enjoy this year’s films.