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 2021 Red Cedar Film Festival will be held over four days, July 29-August 1. The festival will screen films at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 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.

It is impossible to hold 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

See the Sponsorship levels and benefits or contact us about other unique sponsorship opportunities:

Hospitality Sponsor
Volunteer Program Partner
Food and Beverage Sponsor
Venue Sponsor

  • ROOTS SPONSOR $1,000

For further questions contact Tiffani Taggart at taggartt@uwstout.edu

2021 Film Festival Sponsors

Red Cedar Sponsor:

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Menomin Sponsor:

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