COVID forced us to cancel our 2020 Festival and our 2021 Festival will be online. To receive notifications of our 2021 BWFF Films of the Week, please make sure to like us or follow us on Facebook. Here is the schedule from the last time we were in the theater. We’re keeping it up just to remind us how much fun it is to go out to the movies and to keep up our hopes that next year we’ll be able to have an in-person film festival again.
Here is our 2019 Schedule. 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. An asterisk (*) indicates that a filmmaker plans to attend. Please go to the individual film listing for more details. This list will be updated until the festival as we receive more confirmations of attendance.
Please click on our Films page for details about each of the films which we will be showing.
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 6
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 High School Library.
Six Home. Ebad Adibpour. 4 minutes.
La Eternidad de Paula. Dayana Gauthier. 11 minutes.
The Breath Connection. Aliscia Young. 14 minutes.
Lick and Sniff.* Randy Slagle. 14 minutes.
Right to Harm.* Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher. 76 minutes.
DRUMMOND: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Drummond High School Auditorium.
Winter Cranes. Joseph V. Brown. 4 minutes.
Old Mrs. Jenkins. Taryn Hough and Thomas Norman. 6 minutes.
Jalil and Kahlil. Roholla Akbari. 29 minutes.
Wanted: Strong Woman. Marilyn Cooke. 15 minutes.
Crossing Superior. * Corey Adkins. 50 minutes.
Thursday, November 7
WASHBURN: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Harborview Event Center .
Elephantbird. Masoud Soheili. 15 minutes.
Swept Away.* Thomas Grascoeur. 12 minutes.
Rios Patagonicos. Marie Leclere and Bruno Fromento. 23 minutes.
From Seed to Seed. Katharina Stieffenhofer. 87 minutes.
Friday, November 8 (Bay Theater, Ashland)
Block 1: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A Present for Grandma.* Anna Goranova. 8 minutes.
The Lure of the Deep. Larissa Coriveau. 16 minutes.
Sold Down the River.* Karen Erbach-Lawlor. 19 minutes.
Welcome to the Powder Keg. Toby Spanton. 15 minutes.
AniMal. Bahram Ark and Bahman Ark. 15 minutes.
Fraser Syndrome and Me. Kyle Anne Grendys. 20 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 Reception sponsors! Ashland Baking Company, Benoit Cheese Haus, Chequamegon Food Coop, CoCo Artisan Breads and Good Eats, DaLou’s Bistro, Deep Water Grille , Hugo‘s Pizza, Maggie’s, North Coast Coffee, Pizza Pub, and The Snug.
Block 2: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Please note that the Friday evening screening begins at 7:30 and the Saturday evening screening begins at 7:00.)
Fairy Tail.* Justin and Kristin Schaack. 4 minutes.
The Flow of Life. Txema Ortiz. 4 minutes.
Ouroboros. Emma Keehan. 8 minutes.
The Visit. Mehrdad Abbasian Vahdat. 10 minutes.
Tin Can. Pat Battistini. 20 minutes.
Riplist.* Mike Scholtz. 67 minutes.
Saturday, November 9
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. Our featured filmmakers this year are Anna Goranova whose film “A Present for Grandma” kicks off our Friday afternoon screenings in Ashland at 4:00 p.m., and Ben Garvin, whose film “Love Them First” concludes the Festival Saturday night. Jeremy Oswald will be our moderator.
Block 3: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How Not To Be Seen. Beth Peloff. 4 minutes.
Haunting the Haunted. John Gigrich. 6 minutes.
Polly/Dolly. John Akre. 7 minutes.
The Gift of the Magpie. Anita George. 11 minutes.
Corvus. Matthew Balz. 10 minutes.
Julie. Stefanie Brockhaus. 18 minutes.
Vars. Javad Vatani. 52 minutes.
Block 4: 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Flying Fishes. Mohammad Towrivarian. 15 minutes.
Annabel Lee. Amy Coop. 22 minutes.
Don’t Draw the Curtain. Andrei Florescu. 20 minutes.
Chasing the Taper. Mark Allen Davis. 83 minutes.
Block 5: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Please note that the Friday evening screening begins at 7:30 and the Saturday evening screening begins at 7:00.)
Ride. Richard O’Connor. 2 minutes.
Hearth. Sophie B. Jacques. 10 minutes.
The Casting of an Innocent Woman. Jacob Thomas Pilgaard. 20 minutes.
Birthday Night. Omid Shams. 20 minutes.
Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary.* Ben Garvin and Lindsey Seavert. 90 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.