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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

July 20 - July 23, 2023

2023 Red Cedar Film Festival will be in-person screening event.

The Red Cedar Film Festival returns for its 5th year at the historic Mabel Tainter Theater and Wilson Park in downtown Menomonie. Boasting an impressive slate of 44 international and independent shorts and feature films representing 10 different countries, variety is paramount within the 2023 schedule.

We invite you to join us and experience the art of film across this exciting assortment of styles, genres, and topics. From comedic whimsical curiosities and historical deep dives to grand explorations and alien encounters, there is something for almost everyone. A free Community Screening of the documentary feature “Savage Waters” is scheduled for Saturday, July 22, 9:00 pm, in Wilson Park.

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

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. Onsite 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 20-23, 2023. 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 20-23, 2023. 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 2023 festival.

2023 Film Submissions are closed. Next festival (2024) submissions will open in late 2023.

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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