Unspooled Film & Animation Festival

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

Unspooled Film and Animation Festival is a juried annual event in Menomonie, Wisconsin that features films and animations made by regional and international independent storytellers. Films are screened at the historic Harvey Hall Theatre at UW-Stout. During the event, professional filmmakers rub elbows with students and members of the local community. By screening content, offering workshops, and hosting guest speakers the Unspooled Film and Animation Festival actively supports emerging and seasoned storytellers.  Join us for this years festival on May 9-11.

2024 Schedule

Thursday, May 94-9:30 PMStudent Films & AwardsHarvey Hall Theatre
Friday, May 103-9:45 PMIndependent Films & AwardsHarvey Hall Theatre & Brewery Nønic
Saturday, May 1112-9:45 PMAnimation Films & AwardsHarvey Hall Theatre & Zymurgy Brewing

Are you a film enthusiast? Want out a night out at the movies? Get your tickets today and save with the Early Bird Rate (ends April 25)


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 Early Bird Rate
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Weekend Film Pass $30 
(Includes t-shirt!)
Daily Screenings$8/day$10/day
Student Daily Screenings$6/day$8/day

Emerging and seasoned storytellers are invited to be a part of the festival by submitting their films in a variety of categories. Selected projects will be showcased during the 3-day festival, where independent filmmakers rub elbows with students and members of the local community.


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Films must be received by April 1, 2024
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2024 Unspooled - Volunteers Needed

Interested in helping at this year's Unspooled Film and Animation Festival? Sign-up today!