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July 11 - July 14, 2024

2024 Red Cedar Film Festival will be in-person screening event.

The Red Cedar Film Festival returns for its 6th year at the historic Mabel Tainter Theater and Wilson Park in downtown Menomonie.

We invite you to join us and experience the art of film across an exciting assortment of styles, genres, and topics - there is something for almost everyone.

A Filmmaker Q&A will follow screening blocks when one of the filmmakers from that block will be present.

The 2024 Festival submissions are officially open!

Earlybird deadline: February 1, 2024

Congratulations to our 2023 Copper Quill Winners:

Best Narrative Feature: I Bring Joy

Best Narrative Short: Pints

Best Documentary Feature:  Savage Waters

Best Documentary Short: The Luminarians: Making the Luminary Loppet

Best Animated Short: Creatures part 1

Best Midwest Roots: Da Union

Best Student Short: The House on the Moon

Best Family Friendly: Love Don’t Bully

2023 Sponsors & Partners

Official 2023 Festival Lodging Sponsor:

Special rates available for festival attendees valid July 19-23, 2023. Use code FILM2023 when booking online. Rate subject to availability through July 1. Book today and save!

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Official Festival Submission and Management Platform:

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Ticket Information

Pre-event sales are online only. Festival Passes are available now. Individual screening tickets will become available once the festival schedule is finalized.

Onsite pass and ticket sales will be available immediately prior to any scheduled screening. All ticket sales are final.

Questions? [email protected]

Direct Event Contacts:
Tiffani Taggart, [email protected]
Peter Galante, 
[email protected]

Festival Pass-General Attendee: $75

Festival Pass include access to all festival film screenings, July 11-14, 2024. Includes Festival T-shirt.

Festival Pass-Student/Senior: $50

Discounted Festival Pass for students, seniors (age 65+). Includes access to all festival film screenings, July 11-14, 2024. Includes Festival T-Shirt.

Single Ticket-General: $10

Single ticket for single screening time.

Single Ticket-Student/Senior: $7.50

Discounted Single ticket for single screening time for students/seniors (Age 65+)

Sponsor Passes/Single Tickets: $0

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

Filmmaker Pass: $0

One Filmmaker pass included per accepted film entry. This pass is reserved for filmmakers of films being screened at the 2024 festival.

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

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 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.

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 an historic and lively downtown with an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities.

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