Unspooled Film & Animation Festival

Community event showcasing the most innovative works of film and animation by students and independent producers.
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May 9-11, 2024

Professional filmmakers rub elbows with students and members of the local community in this juried annual event held over a three-day period in Menomonie, Wisconsin that features films and animations made by regional and international independent storytellers. Films will be screened in the historic Harvey Hall Theatre

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Get Your Tickets to Watch the Films

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Register today!
 Early Bird Rate
Ends April 25
Regular Rate
Weekend Film Pass 
(includes a free Unspooled t-shirt)
$30$40
Daily Screenings$8/day$10/day
Student Daily Screenings$6/day$8/day
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Submit your film on Film Freeway

Films must be received by April 1, 2024
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2023 Awards

  • Best Animated Film - Slouch, directed by Michael Bohnenstingl
  • Best Narrative Film - This Wild Abyss, directed by Thomas Mendolia
  • Best Documentary - Road Back to Glory, directed by Jacob Phillips
  • Best in the Midwest - No Such Thing, directed by Nicos Wiard
  • Best College Feature - The Way It Was, directed by Jake Keelein and Nate Kaiser
  • Best College Short - Radio Head, written and directed by Delaney Hoffman
  • Best High School Narrative Short - Packing Up, directed by Mack Martin

Students are involved in planning the festival

Last year we had over 100 submissions from student filmmakers!

2024 Schedule

Thursday, May 9 | 4-9 p.m.
Student Films & Awards
Harvey Hall Theatre

Friday, May 10 | 4-9 p.m. 
Independent Films & Awards
Harvey Hall Theatre & Brewery Nonic

Saturday, May 11 | 1-9 p.m. 
Animation Films & Awards
Harvey Hall Theatre

2023 Detailed Schedule

Plan your screening schedule and learn more about the films.