Short Film Festival Moves to Gould Feb. 17-18

The 14th Door County Short Film Festival will be held Feb. 17-18 at Northern Sky Theater’s Gould Theater, and this year, most of the 25 films come from Wisconsin filmmakers. One of them – The 500 Project – was filmed on Washington Island and examines the challenging life of an endurance athlete who fights to overcome her traumatic past.

On Feb. 17, a full-length feature film will be screened at 7 pm, and on Feb. 18, 1-7 pm, settle in for 23 short films and one full-length work. During the intermissions, Chris Opper, the festival’s founder and director, will discuss the production process and moviemaking techniques with filmmakers and answer audience questions.

At the festival’s conclusion, the 2023 Golden Mug Award will go to the winning film, and the 2023 People’s Choice Mug Award will be presented to the film that receives the most votes from attendees. 

All-weekend passes ($25 each) are available in advance at and at the Northern Sky Theater box office, 9058 Cty A in Fish Creek. Get updates and learn more at

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