About the Festival

1. Who produces the Festival?

The Whiskey Creek Film Festival is produced by CozyLogothe Whiskey Creek Film Festival Committee. Local sponsors, including 5 Wings Arts Council and the Wadena Convention and Visitors Bureau, help support the Festival.  All sponsors are recognized on the sponsor page; follow the sponsor drop down menu to visit links to individuals, businesses, and organizations that make the Festival happen.  Photographs of the Cozy Theatre are courtesy of Kent Scheer.

The 2017 Festival has three parts – six award-winning films in current theatrical release not usually screened in rural Minnesota, a special film made in and/or about Minnesota (free screening on Saturday and Sunday) and a special family film (also free screening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

2. The Cozy Theatre

Special thanks to the Cozy Theatre and 3rd-generation owner Dave Quincer for making the Cozy available one week each September for the Festival.  And a special thank you to all the Cozy staff who have a key role in the success of this annual film celebration.  Visit the Cozy website by clicking on the Cozy name or the photograph of the Cozy above.

3.  Thank our sponsors

Our business and individual sponsors make this Festival possible.  If you have a chance please tell our sponsors you appreciate their support of Whiskey Creek Film Festival.   They, along with our patrons, bring the Festival to life each September.

4. Best in Current Cinema

During the week of September 8-14 six films-all in current theatrical release-will be screened at the Cozy Theatre.  Click the link “Best in Current Cinema” for detailed information, critical commentary, rating information, and links to film trailers.

  • Step

  • Maudie

  • The Big Sick

  • The Hero

  • Lost in Paris

  • Beatriz at Dinner

3. Films from and about Minnesota

This year the Festival features Sweet Land, a feature film released in 2006 that tells a story about immigration and about love from pioneer days in Minnesota.  Free screenings of this film are Saturday and Sunday.

4. Special free film for families

Neither Wolf Nor Dog tells the story of a white author who is summoned by a Lakota Elder who asks him to write a book about a Lakota perspective. After a blundering false start, he is all but kidnapped and sucked into a road trip through the heart of the contemporary Native American landscape.

5. Welcome Reception Friday

All Festival patrons are invited to attend the welcome reception on Friday, September 8 from 5pm to 7pm at the Cyber Cafe (just half a block up the street from the Cozy)

6.  Getting Tickets and Food

Click on the headline above for the details about getting your ticket in person at any of 6 outlets in the area or, if you live at a distance, you can buy your tickets on-line.