Welcome to the inaugural year of the Eau Claire World Film Festival, proudly becoming a part of the vibrant and nationally renowned arts community centered here in the Chippewa Valley of Western Wisconsin. We are excited to bring a permanent, major, international film festival to Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Our mission is to be thoroughly connected with national/international distribution opportunities, sales agencies and creative opportunities.

Awards & Prizes

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Short Narrative Film
Best Short Documentary Film
Best Student Film
Best Animated Film
Best Children's Film

Rules & Terms

Rules & Terms

Films submitted must be available for EXHIBITION as:
Digital Cinema Package (DCP), Blu-Ray, or FTP download.

Screener must be provided by the applicable deadline and be presented online via either filmfreeway.com or vimeo.com.

Entries received late or incomplete may be disqualified.

5 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Michael Goldburg

    My film screened at Eau Claire this year and even though I was unable to attend, the festival staff was extremely communicative and positive and the venues looked terrific. Definitely recommend this young fest!

    November 2017
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    Greg Tennant

    Great range of international films, as well as a focus on Wisconsin too. Plus they showed my film! What could be better? Cool hip hotel to stay at, and food delivered to your theater seat! I dig this town of Eau Claire.

    November 2017
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    Marcus Mullen

    A great festival run by great people in a beautiful town in Wisconsin. I do recommend the Eau Claire World Film Festival to all!

    November 2017
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    Matt Johanning

    Great setting. Plenty of opportunity to network with film makers and local film enthusiasts. I'm looking forward to next year.

    October 2017
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    Keith Farrell

    Although I was unable to attend this festival, the communication from Chris and his team was excellent, they helped me contact local media, I wish this festival all the best going forward. Hopefully next time I will be able to join you guys.

    October 2017