Join us for the 6th annual Red Cedar Film Festival, to be held in beautiful historic downtown Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Films will be shown in two locations that are within a short walk of each other:
- Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, a grand historic building built in 1889
- Wilson Park Band Shell, an outdoor stage with bench and grass seating

Jury awards are given for the following categories:

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Midwest Roots
Best Student Feature
Best Student Short
Best Animated Feature
Best Animated Short

Films competing in juried categories are chosen solely at the discretion of the RCFF programming team. Acceptance to the festival does not guarantee placement in competition.

RCFF juries are comprised of filmmakers, film critics and industry figures.

Prizes to be announced.

1. Film screeners will only be accepted via FilmFreeway.
2. Films must have been completed on or after December 31, 2019.
3. Films in theatrical or digital release in Wisconsin or Minnesota prior to, or at the time of the festival (July, 2024) are not eligible.
4. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.
5. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.
6. All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible.
7. Student film entries must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc. and should be emailed at time of entry to with entry title in subject line of the email).
8. Midwest Roots Films must be shot or have a Director, Producer or Screenwriter residing in one of these sates ND, SD, MN, WI, MI, OH, IN, IL, IA MO & NE.
9. Fee waivers will not be granted to submissions from countries/filmmakers under international sanctions.

Overall Rating
  • Amazing venue and a warm and friendly staff. Also some surprisingly great restaurants/breweries nearby! Thanks for having us!

    September 2023
  • Mark O'Connor

    Beautiful part of the world.
    Lovely folks. Amazing venue.
    Winning 'Best narrative short' award a lovely moment for all our team.
    Thank you to Peter, Tiffani and all the team.

    August 2023
  • Very grateful to be selected and awarded Best Narrative Feature for ‘I Bring Joy’. Very communicative and friendly organisers with a pleasurably positive outlook on filmmaking.

    July 2023
  • Ilysa Spencer

    It was very profound to attend the Red Cedar Film Festival back in my home State of Wisconsin. The quality of the festival ranged from the theater to the awards. My students and I are so grateful to have been selected and awarded. Thank you kindly and hope to see you again!

    July 2023
  • So honored to have my production, "woodland of wonder - Wisconsin's First Preserve" selected for the Red Cedar Film Festival in the Midwest Roots category. The historic Mabel Tainter Theater was enchanting and the perfect screening location, while communication with festival organizers was spot on. Bravo!

    July 2023