The Door County Short Film Festival is a grass roots, community driven event with goals of: encouraging the creation of moviemaking; establishing and hosting a winter event in beautiful Door County Wisconsin; entertaining and benefiting residents, visitors and businesses.
Door County is a great place to "get away from it all" in the middle of winter and watch some wonderful films from all over the world.

Our audience chosen, best of the fest award is the Coffee Mug Award. It is hand crafted by a local potter Larry "Thor" Thoreson of Gills Rock Stoneware and truly is a one of a kind award.

Jurors Award. Also a mug crafted by Larry "Thor" Thoreson of Gills Rock Stoneware. This award is chosen by a panel of filmmakers and film enthusiasts.

We are looking for all types of films. No less than 1 minute. No more than 20 minutes.

Filmmakers hold the responsibility to obtain all copyrights included in film. DCSFF will not be held responsible for any copyright infringements.

All films accepted into next years festival are subject to be used in promotional exhibits leading up to the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Edina Kishonthy

    Great festival, very good communication. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend... but I received my favorite trophy which is a coffee mug made by a local artisan pottery. Very special!

    March 2018
  • A great selection of films (and food!). Local businesses pitch in to make this a unique experience in a beautiful place. A good time. Thank you.

    February 2018
  • Melonie Gartner

    I had a grand time at the festival. It gets better and better each year. Love the "Oscar" cookies for all filmmakers there.

    March 2017
  • Nella Citino

    Love this festival even though it takes place in February. Be prepared to dress appropriately.

    May 2016