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2012 Flyway Film Festival—Call for Entries Now Open

2012 Flyway Film Festival—Call for Entries Now Open


Pepin, WI—The 5th Annual Flyway Film Festival (October 18-21, 2012) announces the opening of its 2012 Call for Entries.


Flyway, a premier destination festival for regional, domestic U.S. and international emerging and independent filmmakers on the banks of the Mississippi River, accepts short and feature-length films for the following categories: narrative, documentary, and Wisconsin/Minnesota Showcase.

The 2012 Flyway Film Festival will accept free submissions (electronic submission form completed and DVD screeners postmarked) until the final deadline of August 15, 2012. For added convenience to filmmakers online entry form is now available through both flywayfilmfestival.org and withoutabox.com.

Notifications will be made to filmmakers on approximately September 1, 2012.

This year, it is anticipated that more than 70 films will be programmed between three venues, with many filmmakers and other industry professionals in attendance to interact with audiences via workshops, Q&As, and other social networking events.

Pepin and Stockholm are a 60-minute ride from Rochester, Minnesota or Eau Claire, Wisconsin and 90 minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

About the Flyway Film Festival

Flyway sprang from the monthly film programming and semi-annual filmmaker events curated by Rick Vaicius at the Lake Pepin Art & Design Center in Pepin, Wisconsin in 2006.

Over the past four years, Flyway has brought over 120 filmmakers and film professionals into the local community. In addition to screening their remarkable films, it has become a unique venue for these filmmakers to network and discuss projects and the “state of the industry” in the film world.

Past Flyway guests of honor have included award-winning producer Ted Hope (Super, American Splendor), Brian Newman, SpringBoardMedia and former CEO of the Tribeca Film Festival; director/author Kelley Baker, (Birddog, “The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide: Making the Extreme No Budget Film”); and director/author Jon Reiss (Bomb It, “Think Outside the Box Office”).


Nic LaRue Nic LaRue is the owner of FilmSnobbery, is an advocate and passionate speaker for indie film, a film reviewer, and the host of the web broadcast series FilmSnobbery Live! Nic also offers his services as an independent film consultant whose passion is giving a voice to independent content creators.


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