Door County Short Film Fest

February 12-21, 2021 Our First Virtual Film Fest!

Check out the 12th annual Door County Short Film Fest for our virtual festival this year! Films are as short as 2 minutes and as long as 20 minutes and are all produced by amateur and professional movie-makers. The virtual streaming will offer an expanded viewing window of ten full days, from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 21. This year’s slate of films includes four feature films created in the State of Wisconsin, plus 30 short films from around the world.

$20 All-Access Virtual Pass

This year’s four feature films were all filmed in Wisconsin:
Love on Holiday, directed and edited by Chris Opper of Fish Creek, WI. An intimate look at the annual songwriting festival sponsored by the Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, one of whose owners is the well-known musician pAt mcdonald, who wrote and performed the hit song “The Future’s So Bright I’ve Gotta Wear Shades” in the mid-1980s.

A Christmas Sunset, directed by T.C. DeWitt of Redacted Media, operating in both Milwaukee and Madison, WI. A drama about a group of friends getting together two years after the friend who brought them together has passed away.

The Al Johnson’s Story: 70 Years of Pancakes, Goats & Swedes, directed by Bill Youmans of Ellison Bay, WI, produced by John Nelson of Sister Bay, WI. A deep documentary dive into Wisconsin’s most famous restaurant, located in Sister Bay and internationally known as “the place with goats on the roof.”

Small Town Wisconsin, directed by Niels Mueller of Los Angeles, CA. After losing a custody battle, perpetual teenager Wayne Stobierski steals his son away for one last father-son weekend to the city of their dreams, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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The 2021 Juried Golden Mug Award will be presented to the film that a four-person jury selects as the “best of the Fest,” while the 2021 People’s Choice Mug Award will be presented to the film that receives the most votes from attendees. Check the Door County Short Film Fest’s Facebook page ( for more details and updates. Previous Golden Mug Award Designs, by Gills Rock Pottery

 Are YOU a movie-maker?

We consider films with story line(s) that are: uplifting, inspiring, humorous, meaningful or silly. Please keep films short and sweet with a maximum run time of 20 minutes; films may be as short as 2 minutes. Please submit YOUR short film at Film Freeway:

Become A Sponsor!

The Door County Short Film Fest is still accepting sponsorships of our annual festival. Please consider sponsoring the DCSFF to help support filmmakers and gain exposure for your business.

 For more info about being a sponsor, please call or email:

Louise Howson,; (920) 854-3230

The Door County Short Film Fest is a grassroots, community-driven event with the goals of: encouraging the creation of movie making; establishing and hosting a winter event in northern Door County; entertaining and benefiting residents, visitors and businesses.