We believe Menomonie, Wisconsin, is unique and special. It has natural beauty, such as that of the Red Cedar River, a thriving local economy along with big industrial partners, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout to support and advance education and business. Calling such a unique place home is exactly what we will do with the Red Cedar Film Festival.

The 2019 inaugural festival will be held over four days, July 24-28, 2019. The festival will screen films at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, Harvey Hall Theater on the UW-Stout campus, outdoors at the Wilson Park Bandshell and other venues as determined. It will be an exciting event for residents and a destination for those who want to experience what Menomonie has to offer, along with supporting the creative art of independent films.

Why a film festival? The Sundance Film Festival generates about $157 million in 11 days for Park City, Utah, a town half the size of Menomonie. It is speculative to suggest that kind of impact would happen here in Menomonie, but the smallest percentage of that would make a sizable impact on Main Street. The Sundance Film Festival is also in its 41st year of promoting and supporting independent films.

It is impossible to start a successful annual event, a movement, a destination for film enthusiasts without taking the first steps to make it happen. It will take partnerships and support from all areas of the community to make the Red Cedar Film Festival a success. We are looking for partners who have as much Menomonie pride as we do, who want to see this community thrive and become a destination for arts, business and outdoor enthusiasts. Will you be a partner?


Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship levels and options:

Hospitality Sponsor
Volunteer Program Partner
Food & Beverage Sponsor
Venue Sponsor


Learn more by downloading our full sponsor packet or by visiting our payment page.

For further questions contact Anna McCabe at mccabea@uwstout.edu

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Show your Menomonie pride and donate to the Red Cedar Film Festival. Donate today!


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