Short Film Festival Returns Feb. 18-26

Grab Your Popcorn – It’s Movie Time!

The 13th annual Door County Short Film Festival will run Feb. 18-26, and like last year, it will be presented virtually. This year’s schedule features 40 films.

“I am very excited about this year’s festival,” said organizer Chris Opper. “There are so many great films to be seen. It is a shame to not be doing this in person. There is nothing like being in the room to see and feel people’s reactions to the dramatic and comedic parts of a film. That aspect will never be replaced. I am very happy that companies like Eventive have created a platform where we can still present these films.”

The line-up includes films from all around the world and United States – there’s even a submission from elementary students. Highlights from festival organizers include A Hard Goodbye by Spanish filmmaker Àngel Andreu, which follows a man who’s moving away and having a hard time saying goodbye to his sister; Chopping Block by Eau Claire filmmaker Tim Schwagel, which follows a young woman who confronts someone too close for comfort after an alarming realization; and The Spinning Man, directed by Jordan Rosenbloom of New York, which features a lone radio DJ who seeks connection in the aftermath of a nuclear apocalypse.

After viewing, vote for your favorite films. The votes will go toward selecting the Audience Favorite Award for 2022. Ballots are listed under each film. A four-person panel will select the Best of the Fest, and the winner will receive the Golden Mug Award.

Featured films are available at Viewers can look at all the available films and watch trailers before purchasing a pass to the festival. Anytime between now and the festival’s end, you can buy a pass for $20, good for all 40 films. If you have issues connecting, email [email protected] for assistance, and visit to find out more.