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Door County Short Film Fest Movies Come Back for One Day, April 21

The Sister Bay Advancement Association (SBAA) announced an expansion of the Door County Short Film Fest to include a reprise showing of movies that were first unveiled at the ninth annual festival in Sister Bay on Feb. 16-17. The new event, scheduled for April 21, 1-8 pm, at The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay, will feature 15 short films plus Through The Windmill, a feature-length documentary about the history of miniature golf and featuring Ephraim’s Red Putter.

The SBAA also announced the winners of two prizes awarded to filmmakers during the recent festival. The 2018 Juried Golden Mug Award was presented in absentia to a Dutch filmmaker Niels Bourgonje of Almelo, Overijssel, Netherlands for his humorous four-minute film Bridge, which depicts a friendly stand-off by two automobile drivers who simultaneously arrive on either side of a small country bridge. The 2018 People’s Choice Golden Mug Award was also presented in absentia, to a young California filmmaker, Edina Kishonthy of Culver City, California, for her 17-minute film about a young office worker and aspiring pet painter determined to find a mysterious man who appears in her nightly dreams. Both of the Festival’s award winners received a unique handmade Golden Mug Award created by Larry “Thor” Thoreson of Gills Rock Pottery in Ellison Bay.

Most of the 2018 films will be featured at the April 21 showing. Doors open at 1 pm, short film showings begin at 2 pm, and Through The Windmill will be shown at 6:30 pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at The Clearing event, plus free popcorn. Tickets are $5 each. To reserve a seat in the limited-seating venue, send an email to [email protected]

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