July 29 - August 1, 2021

2021 Red Cedar Film Festival Is being planned as an in-person screening event.

If you are checking out our prior year schedule, you might notice some duplications from 2020. Due to the cancellation of the in-person 2020 festival, we invited our 2020 filmmakers to include their film in our 2021 festival so they would have the opportunity to screen their film in front of an in-person audience. Those 2020 filmmakers that accepted our invitation have their films included in the screening schedule. Note that only the new 2021 festival entries are in consideration for the 2021 Festival Awards.

To ensure that all have a safe and enjoyable film festival experience, COVID-19 safety protocols, such as masks for unvaccinated individuals and social distancing, will be observed based upon current local, state, and federal requirements and guidance.

Festival Pass and Ticket Sales are OPEN

Questions? Event Contacts:
Tiffani Taggart, taggartt@uwstout.edu
Peter Galante, galantep@uwstout.edu

Festival Plus Future Pass: $250

Festival membership for the current festival season (June 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022). Membership includes access to all festival sponsored screening and special events for the entire 2021 festival season and discounts on professional development and training offerings. Festival Plus Future Membership provides support for year-round film festival programming. Includes Festival T-shirt.

Festival Pass-General Attendee: $75

Festival Pass include access to all festival film screenings, July 29-August 1, 2021. Includes Festival T-shirt.

Festival Pass-Student/Senior/Stout Employee: $50

Discounted Festival Pass for students, seniors (age 65+), and current UW-Stout faculty and staff. Includes access to all festival film screenings, July 29-August 1, 2021. Includes Festival T-Shirt.

Single Ticket-General: $10

Single ticket for single screening time.

Single Ticket-Student/Senior/Stout Employee: $7.50

Single ticket for single screening time.

Sponsor VIP Passes/Single Tickets: $0

Included with Film Festival sponsorship. Number of passes or individual tickets varies per sponsorship level.

Become a Sponsor!

See Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Filmmaker VIP Pass: $0

One Filmmaker/VIP pass included per accepted film entry. Includes Festival T-shirt.

Final Submission Deadline: May 28, 2021

Festival Theater and Screening Venues

Film screenings will be held at venues within a short walk of each other in the heart of downtown Menomonie.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

There is rich history in performing arts and film in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The Mabel Tainter Center for The Arts was built in 1889 and has since been a destination for theater, music and film. This well-preserved theater will be the showcase for featured films during the Red Cedar Film Festival.

Wilson Park

Wilson Park Band Shell

The Wilson Park hosts a wide variety of activities, most popular is the farmers market held under the new wood framed pavilion. Next to the pavilion that hosts the Ludington Guard Band which is the oldest continually operating band in Wisconsin.

Since 1993

The Beauty of the Red Cedar region

The Red Cedar River and Watershed is an area of natural beauty, scenic trails and bustling communities. Menomonie is home to the University of Wisconsin- Stout, a lively downtown and an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Be a part of the celebration of film in the Red Cedar region by taking part in submitting films for the Festival or as a supporter by attending the Red Cedar Film Festival. All of these options will prove to bring value and enrichment for film makers and enthusiasts.


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2021 Film Submissions Are Now Closed: Final Deadline: May 28, 2021

Check out the Award winners

See which films received awards for the 2020 Red Cedar Film Festival!

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2021 Film Festival Sponsors

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Interested in partnering?

Learn more about becoming a sponsor. Email taggartt@uwstout.edu to discuss options and opportunities.