About the 2014 Festival

Thank you for coming to the Festival in 2014. New information about this year’s Festival will be posted as information develops. The films to be screened will be published here in August, 2015. See you at the Cozy Theatre this year from September 11-17.

Whiskey Creek 2014

The Whiskey Creek Film Festival is produced by CozyLogothe Whiskey Creek Film Festival Association. Local sponsors, including 5 Wings Arts Council and the Wadena Convention and Visitors Bureau, help support the Festival-click on the sponsor menu item to visit links to their businesses and organizations.  Photographs of the Cozy Theatre courtesy of Kent Scheer.


The 2014 Festival has three parts:

1. The best in current cinema

During the week of September 12-18 six films-all in current theatrical release-will be screened at the Cozy Theatre.

  • Boyhood – a film made by Richard Linklater over a 12 year span telling the wonderful story of growing up.

  • Snowpiercer – a futuristic action thriller with the intellectual substance of an art film.

  • Chef – a story about relationships and food that together make an irresistible concoction that feels good for the soul.

  • Land Ho! – two sixty-something men take a road trip through the wilds of Iceland.

  • Calvary – a drama about faith and its place in modern life with an amazing performance by Brendan Gleeson.

  • A Most Wanted Man – Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last major role in this spy story spun by John le Carre.


2. Short Films from the Rural Route Film Festival and by local Minnesota filmmakers

Enjoy films that you will see nowhere else than at this year’s Whiskey Creek Film Festival that tell stories from Somalia, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Shorts will be screened at 5:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.


3. Special free film for families

How to Train Your Dragon 2

To be screened on Friday at 5:00 pm and at 1:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday.


And here are the folks that make the Festival happen each year:

The Festival Committee

Jamie Robertson, Wadena
Dave Quincer, Wadena
Sally Robertson, Wadena
Mary Moen, Wadena
Don Garey, Staples
Rod Nordberg, Park Rapids
John Husband, Detroit Lakes
Dede Carpenter, Ottertail
Jim Vollegraaf, Staples
Judy Taves, Wadena
Phil Richter, Minneapolis
JoAnn White, Sebeka
Alice Martin, New York Mills
Tom Paper, Wadena