Film submissions for the 2019 Flyway Film Festival will open January 11, 2019 and run through August 1, 2019!

Flyway is an independent film festival along the shores of the Mississippi River in Pepin, Alma, and Stockholm, Wisconsin, USA with other locations to be announced for 2019. We are one of Moviemaker Magazine's 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World and located along one of the Huffington Post's Prettiest Drives in America!

The twelfth annual Flyway Film Festival will take place October 10-13, 2019.

Film Submissions for the 2019 Flyway Film Festival are open from Jan. 11-Aug. 1, 2019. Here are the rules:

1. Films that have been previously submitted to the Flyway Film Festival are not eligible.
2. Films must have been completed on or after December 31, 2017.
3. Films in theatrical release in Wisconsin or Minnesota prior to, or at the time of the festival (October 10-13, 2019) are not eligible.
4. Film screeners will only be accepted via FilmFreeway.
5. 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.
6. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.
7. All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible.
8. 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).

Overall Rating
  • Thomas C. Johnson

    Great work by folks at The Flyway. Super regional festival that gets better each and every year.

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Thomas!! Hope to see you here again in October!

  • Jon Thomas

    This is my favorite festival. *****

    Flyway Film Festival is a filmmakers festival. Not only do they select the best films but they support up and coming filmmakers. They nurture filmmakers and bring them filmmakers in from all over the world. Flyway is where long term friendships are bonded and collaborations are made. From unique screening venues, to wisconsin hospitality, to filmmaker meet-ups, workshops, local eats, and filmmaker dinners flyway seems to always bring people together in a way other festivals can't. People gather from all walks of life from all over the world to celebrate film together. Did I mention the films are good, really good? Oh, and the after parties... ah, I'll save that for when you attend.

    October 2016
  • Matthew Simonis

    Great festival atmosphere with a small town vibe, along with a great selection of local, national and international films. Personally one of my favorite film festivals.

    October 2016
  • Kevin Pontuti

    Consistently one of the best festival experiences. I would highly recommend.

    October 2016
  • Cole Johnson

    excellent! The amazing Flyway Film Fest shows amazing films in a absolutely beautiful area.

    October 2016