The 2016 Short Film Festival has come and gone. Using the film search site filmfreeway.com, the film festival received 177 submissions from all over the world. The team of film board members watched more than 200 hours of films and whittled it down to 42 films and seven hours.
The festival started on Friday night with films from Canada, Sweden, India, Finland, Germany and the U.S. The winds were howling and the snow was blowing, but many people braved the elements to attend.
Saturday featured the “Best of the Fest,” which was chosen by audience vote in the earlier sessions. During the two-day festival there were about 150 attendees. The audience voted “The Red Thunder” as the Golden Coffee Mug winner. “The Red Thunder” was directed by Alvaro Ron of El Capitan Pictures in Los Angeles, California.
The board of the Short Film Festival thanks all of the sponsors and the residents of Door County for coming out and supporting their efforts.
Submissions for the 2017 Short Film Festival will be accepted beginning May 1 via filmfreeway.com. The early submission date is Aug. 31 and the final date to get films in is Dec. 31. Next year’s festival will take place Feb. 10 & 11 at the Sister Bay Village Hall. Information about the festival can be found at cometosisterbay.com.