Unspooled Film & Animation Festival

Community event showcasing the most innovative works of film and animation by students and independent producers.
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Save the Date for May 12-14, 2023!

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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Films must be received by April 28 2023
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Ticket Sales to open April 3, 2023

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Ticket Pricing

Weekend Pass $40 Early Bird $30 (ends April 8)
Film Screenings by Day $10 Early Bird $8 (ends April 8)



Friday, May 12 | 4-9 p.m.
Student Films & Keynote Speaker
Harvey Hall Theatre

Saturday, May 13 | Noon-10 p.m.
Professional Independent Films & Keynote Speaker Andrew Hunt, (follow him on Facebook)
Harvey Hall Theatre & Brewery Nonic

Sunday, May 14 | 3-6 p.m.
Animation Films & Keynote Speaker
Harvey Hall Theatre

Sunday, May 14 | 8:30-10 p.m.
Free All Ages Films
Wilson Park (rain site: Harvey Hall Theatre)


  • Best Animated Film
  • Best Narrative Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best SFX/Virtual Production
  • Best Interactive Production
  • Best Midwest Roots
  • Best College Student Film
  • Best High School Student Film
Why you should go to the Unspooled Film & Animation Festival / Dayton Feldt and Joey Lange