Original Post Date | February 23, 2017 by foxcities
Jason Buss, Tom Thorne, and Craig Knitt created a film together and submitted it to a film festival. They thought it was a really good film, but it didn’t make the cut. Upset with the festival’s decision, the three decided the only way to avoid the same result in the future, they needed to start their own festival. With that, Wildwood Film Festival was born.
The first festival was actually held in Green Bay, they stopped in Shawano for their second event, but have been an Appleton mainstay each year ever since. Each year, they take over the Kimberly Clark Theater at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for a weekend and put together some of the best short films from around Wisconsin.
This year’s event has a special event on Friday afternoon, A “Fresh Take” Town Hall: Exploring Race and Recidivism, a free event that ties in perfectly with their Friday feature film. They are also holding a special wrap party at the PAC at the end of the festival.
On today’s episode, Jason and I talk all things Wildwood Film Festival, from that first festival to where they are today. He also provides details for anyone looking to get involved with Wildwood Film Festival.
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