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Big Water Film Festival
November 6, 2019
November 3, 2015
Bay Theatre
420 Main Street, Ashland, WI, 54806, United States
Big Water Film Festival, Ashland

Wisconsin Weekend: Big Water Film FestivalThe annual “Big Water Film Festival,” sponsored by the Bay Area Film Society, brings fine films to the big screen in Ashland, as well as other venues nearby in Washburn, Drummond, and Bayfield. The Festival will feature new and independent short and feature length films by tomorrow’s filmmakers. It takes place at Ashland’s historic Bay Theatre, features delicious gourmet snacks and treats, and features a gala reception on Friday evening that will take place across the street at The Office Bar.

The Big Water Film Festival website features details, including the schedule, specifics about each film, and more.

Ashland is right along Lake Superior (hence, “Big Water”) at the junction of U.S. 2 and Highway 13. U.S. 63 gets you close, too!


Big Water Film Festival Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, November 6
There are two simultaneous events on Wednesday evening- in Bayfield and in Drummond.

BAYFIELD: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Bayfield High School Library.

Six Home. Ebad Adibpour. 4 minutes.
La Eternidad de Paula. Dayana Gauthier. 11 minutes.
The Breath Connection. Aliscia Young. 14 minutes.
Lick and Sniff. Randy Slagle. 14 minutes.
Right to Harm. Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher. 76 minutes.

DRUMMOND: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Drummond High School Auditorium.
Winter Cranes. Joseph V. Brown. 4 minutes.
Old Mrs. Jenkins. Taryn Hough and Thomas Norman. 6 minutes.
Jalil and Kahlil. Roholla Akbari. 29 minutes.
Wanted: Strong Woman. Marilyn Cooke. 15 minutes.
Crossing Superior. Corey Adkins. 50 minutes.

Thursday, November 7

WASHBURN: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Harborview Event Center.
Elephantbird. Masoud Soheili. 15 minutes.
Swept Away. Thomas Grascoeur. 12 minutes.
Rios Patagonicos. Marie Leclere and Bruno Fromento. 23 minutes.
From Seed to Seed. Katharina Stieffenhofer. 87 minutes.

Friday, November 8 (Bay Theater, Ashland)

Block 1: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

A Present for Grandma. Anna Goranova. 8 minutes.
The Lure of the Deep. Larissa Coriveau. 16 minutes.
Sold Down the River. Karen Erbach-Lawlor. 19 minutes.
Welcome to the Powder Keg. Toby Spanton. 15 minutes.
AniMal. Bahram Ark and Bahman Ark. 15 minutes.
Fraser Syndrome and Me. Kyle Anne Grendys. 20 minutes.

Gala Reception, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Office Bar, across from the Bay Theater. All are welcome!

Block 2: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Please note that the Friday evening screening begins at 7:30 and the Saturday evening screening begins at 7:00.)

Fairy Tail. Justin and Kristin Schaack. 4 minutes.
The Flow of Life. Txema Ortiz. 4 minutes.
Ouroboros. Emma Keehan. 8 minutes.
The Visit. Mehrdad Abbasian Vahdat. 10 minutes.
Tin Can. Pat Battistini. 20 minutes.
Riplist. Mike Scholtz. 67 minutes.

Saturday, November 9

10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Cinema and Cinnamon Rolls. Meet the filmmakers and discuss filmmaking. It’s at the Vaughn Public Library, across Vaughn Avenue from the Bay Theater. Featured filmmakers this year are Anna Goranova whose film “A Present for Grandma” kicks off Friday afternoon screenings in Ashland at 4:00 p.m., and Ben Garvin, whose film “Love Them First” concludes the Festival Saturday night.

Block 3: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

How Not To Be Seen. Beth Peloff. 4 minutes.
Haunting the Haunted. John Gigrich. 6 minutes.
Polly/Dolly. John Akre. 7 minutes.
The Gift of the Magpie. Anita George. 11 minutes.
Corvus. Matthew Balz. 10 minutes.
Julie. Stefanie Brockhaus. 18 minutes.
Rios Patagonicos. Marie Leclere and Bruno Fromento. 23 minutes.

Block 4: 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Flying Fishes. Mohammad Towrivarian. 15 minutes.
Annabel Lee. Amy Coop. 22 minutes.
Don’t Draw the Curtain. Andrei Florescu. 20 minutes.
Chasing the Taper. Mark Allen Davis. 83 minutes.

Block 5: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Please note that the Friday evening screening begins at 7:30 and the Saturday evening screening begins at 7:00.)

Ride. Richard O’Connor. 2 minutes.
Hearth. Sophie B. Jacques. 10 minutes.
The Casting of an Innocent Woman. Jacob Thomas Pilgaard. 20 minutes.
Birthday Night. Omid Shams. 20 minutes.
Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary. Ben Garvin and Lindsey Seavert. 90 minutes.

The Big Water Film Festival Awards Ceremony will follow the end of the screenings.

Big Water Film Festival Address:

Bay Theater
420 Main Street West
Ashland, WI 54806
(715) 682-3555

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