The 11th annual Whiskey Creek Film Festival screens the best award-winning current cinema all week from Friday, September 11 through Thursday, September 17 at Wadena’s Cozy Theatre.

Tickets to the Festival are available at the Cozy box office, An Open Book and Harvest Thyme Bistro in Wadena, at the Cultural Center in New York Mills, Beagle/Wolf Books in Park Rapids, and at the Staples World in Staples. A Festival Pass (6 films) costs $30 and includes a coupon redeemable for specials at Harvest Thyme Bistro, Larry’s Family Pizza, Pizza Ranch, and the Cyber Café, all restaurants within a two block walk of the Cozy Theatre. Individual tickets are available at the Cozy Theatre box office.

Six award-winning films – including Phoenix, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Love and Mercy, Mr. Holmes, Infinitely Polar Bear, and I’ll See You in My Dreams screen during the week. A special screening of a Minnesota documentary about the Dinkytown Uprising of 45 years ago screens for free on Saturday and Sunday, and free family film – The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet – will be shown on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Full information and schedule is at

The Festival is made possible through support from a grant from 5 Wings Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, from the Wadena Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Arvig, Kennedy, Carlson & Van Bruggen, Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative, Wadena State Bank, Wadena Hide and Fur Company, Ameriprise Financial of Wadena, Hometown Crafts and Fabrics of Wadena and Detroit Lakes, the Wadena Pioneer Journal, Judy and Harry Taves, and Sally and Jamie Robertson. The Cultural Center in New York Mills serves as the Festival’s fiscal agent.