2024 Door County Short Film Fest Sells Out

An audience of nearly 300 people attended the sold-out Door County Short Film Fest at Northern Sky’s Gould Theater Feb. 16 and 17.

The 15th annual festival screened 24 short films and three feature-length films. Twenty of the featured filmmakers attended to answer audience questions at the end of each film block.

At the end of the festival, founder and executive director Chris Opper presented the 2024 Viewer’s Choice Mug Award for feature film to Emma Siewert. Siewert directed “Love Differently,” an hour-long documentary about a young woman trying to change Wisconsin’s laws on adult adoptees who cannot find their birth families. 

Wesley Morgan received the 2024 Viewer’s Choice Mug Award for his eleven-minute short film “Expiration Dates,” which explores how the deceased are remembered. The 2024 Golden Mug Jury Award went to director Toby Kearton for his short film “Kamerad,” a nine-minute film about two men awaiting their fate as soldiers and human beings.

Next year’s Door County Film Festival will be held once again at Northern Sky’s Gould Theater, Feb. 14 and 15, 2025.

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