2017 Call For Entries Now Open!

Posted May 18, 2017

Our 2017 call for entries is officially open! Submit your short, feature, student film, or documentary from May 1-June 30th on FilmFreeway. SUBMIT NOW! Once a year, the Driftless Film Festival brings together the best of new independent cinema with the rolling hills, artistic energy, and local atmosphere of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Calling the beautifully . . . 

DRIFTLESS EXCLUSIVE: Interview with “Divided We Fall” Director Katherine Acosta

Posted October 31, 2016

Katherine Acosta, director of the riveting documentary Divided We Fall discussed capturing the emotion of the 2011 Madison Protests with Submissions Director, Catherine Woods.   C: In telling a highly emotional nonfiction story, how do you keep your personal feelings compartmentalized enough to tell the story in an unbiased way? K: First of all, I . . . 

SNEAK PEEK: Interview with “American Fable” Director Anne Hamilton

Posted October 27, 2016

Anne Hamilton, director of the opening night regional masterpiece American Fable discussed her creative vision, inspiration, and Wisconsin upbringing with Submissions Director, Catherine Woods. C: Many people have likened American Fable to Pan’s Labyrinth. Variety Magazine referred to it as the “haunting backbone” of your film. What, if any, inspiration did you draw from del . . . 

2016 Driftless Film Festival Passes Available Now

Posted August 22, 2016

PURCHASE YOUR FESTIVAL PASS HERE Now entering its seventh year, the Driftless Film Festival will return to the Mineral Point Opera House this November for four days of independent cinema, live entertainment, workshops, filmmaker discussions, and networking opportunities. The festival is known for boasting a healthy lineup of both regionally-produced cinema and popular independent productions . . . 

Interview with HALFWAY Director Ben Caird

Posted July 22, 2016

Director Ben Ciard of August preview feature HALFWAY chatted with festival director Eve Studnicka about the film, his creative process, and the experience of shooting in the Driftless Region. Click here to purchase tickets to the screening.   ES: You come from London – what inspired the film’s Wisconsin setting, and what drew you to . . . 

2016 Lineup Announcement & Preview Screening Featuring HALFWAY

Posted July 13, 2016

Join us on August 19 at 7:30pm for the announcement of our spectacular 2016 lineup and screening of homegrown Wisconsin feature Halfway at the Mineral Point Opera House. Halfway is the story of a recently released convict who faces the conflict of enduring ties with his old criminal world while struggling to adapt to life on probation . . . 

Relive the excitement of DFF 2015

Posted November 11, 2015

THANK YOU for making ‪#‎Driftless2015‬ our best year yet! Feeling nostalgic already? Check out our 2015 recap promo by documentary cinematographer Blake Griffin:  

6th Annual Driftless Film Festival Gets Ready For Its November Closeup

Posted September 30, 2015

Once a year, the Driftless Film Festival brings together the best of new independent cinema with the landscape, artistic energy, and local atmosphere of Southwest Wisconsin. Now in its sixth year, Driftless continues to provide a one­-of-­a-­kind cinematic experience for audiences and filmmakers alike. View The 2015 Driftless Lineup Founded in 2009 by filmmakers Darren Burrows and Nicholas . . . 

Medal of Victory: ‘We couldn’t dream of a better place to make movies than Wisconsin’

Posted August 11, 2015

Driftless Film Festival Director Eve Studnicka interviewed Directory Joshua Moise and Will Blomker about their new film, Medal of Victory, which is playing Saturday, August 15 at the Mineral Point Opera House. How did the story come about? Josh – I wanted to tell a story that intersected politics and comedy, with a little bit . . . 

DFF Accepting Student Film Submissions; Entrants Will Compete For $250 Prize

Posted May 19, 2015

The Driftless Film Festival is accepting submissions for student short films (fictional and documentary) up to 15 minutes long. There is no submission fee, and online screeners can be emailed to The submission deadline is July 1. The Driftless Film Festival will take place in Mineral Point, WI on November 5-9, 2015. Selected films . . .