July 29 & 30, 2016


The 2014 Schedule is here!




Cow-pokes Livin’ on the Edge (3min) by John Akre

Three Cowboys muse about safety concerns.


Rabbit and Deer (17min) by Péter Vácz

Does your best friend live in another dimension? This animated instructional video might be helpful.


Wicker Kittens (52min) by Amy C. Elliott

Open the box. Dump out all the pieces. And scramble for your lives. This is competitive jigsaw puzzling.


Break with music by Portrait of a Drowned Man and Puzzle Swap.



The Morning I Almost Died (4min) by John Akre

The title of this animated short sums things up better than this description.


Random Stop (7min) by Benjamin Arfmann

A first person POV of the true story of a Sheriff’s deputy who encounters an aggressive driver on a lonely stretch of highway. FAIR WARNING: This film involves violence.


Surviving Cliffside (65min) by Jon Matthews

After their beauty-pageant-queen daughter beats leukemia, a family, living in a trailer park known for its guns and drugs, tries to put their lives back together in time for their daughter to make a run for Little Miss West Virginia. FAIR WARNING: This film is not an ‘upper.’




Pilgrim (10min) by Johnathon Olsen

Filmmaker Johnathon Olson combines two of the most popular things in the Arrowhead Region: Charlie Parr and the Sea Caves.


Changeover (11min) by David Ketterer & Connor Lynch

Drive-in movie theaters are almost as cool as movie theaters inside barns.


AJ’s Infinite Summer (8min) by Toby Jones

AJ explores his summer career options and learns a valuable lesson in the process.


Mr Plastimime (10min) by Daniel Greaves

A cautionary tale about engaging in the mime lifestyle.


La Buche de Noel (26min) by Vincent Pater & Stephane Aubier

All this toy horse wants for Christmas is a nice pastry.


Arlo and Julie (80min) by Steve Mims

A neurotic couple’s obsession with a mysterious puzzle comically unravels their world, disconnecting them from reality and jeopardizing their fragile relationship.



Albert Einstein (3min) by John Akre

Only a few people try to understand relativity.


Richard Rosvall (5min) by Steve Ash

A hippy metalsmith makes neat things.


The Hammer and the Axe (6min) by Greg Carlson & Tucker Lucas

A blacksmith and his apprentice make neat things.


Stumped (11min) by Robin Berghaus

When life gets you down it takes courage to stand up.


Sticky (20 min) by Jilli Rose

The stick insect is not your typical charismatic megafauna but it does have enormous poop.


The Master’s Voice (10 min) by Guilherme Marcondes

This is what happens in the middle of the night when time stands still.


Break with food truck offerings by the Rambler and music by Ariane Norrgard



The Alligator (3min) by Alexandra Barsky

You should all be happy this festival does not take place in a swamp. FAIR WARNING: This movie contains animated nudity.


Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, II (4min) by Joseph Pelling & Rebecca Sloan

Time is a scary concept. FAIR WARNING: this might mess with your mind.


Unicorn Blood (9min) by Alberto Vasquez

No description. Just a FAIR WARNING: This short contains very mean teddy bears.


The Overnighters (100min) by Jesse Moss

Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local pastor risks everything to help them.




You may have noticed new siding on the barn. A HUGE thank you to Sandy and Betsy Dugan for their continued stewardship of this 96 year old structure and kudos to Jeremy Loucks Construction in Wrenshall for his exceptional work! As always, we want to thank our crack concessions stand team – Popcorn Man Doyle Sanders, Maggie Sanders, and Clark DeCaire. Thank you to our fabulous musical acts this year: Portrait of Drowned Man and Ariane Norrgard. And thanks to John Akre for producing this year’s official festival trailer!