This year, the popular two-day Door County Film Festival in downtown Sister Bay is going virtual, and that’s good news for all of us.

“The Al Johnson’s Story” is just one of four featured films and over 30 short films in this year’s Door County Short Film Festival.

To qualify for the festival, films must be between two and twenty minutes in length. Short film lovers everywhere can take in over 30 of these films from artists near and far, anytime from February 12-21, and all for just $20.

“The Al Johnson’s Story” is one of four featured films and over 30 short films total in the 2021 Door County Film Festival.Historically, the Door County Short Film Festival has had just one feature film that’s screened the first night of the weekend. But because of this year’s virtual aspect, festival producers are excited to announce that viewers can now see four feature films, and viewers will have 48 hours to finish each once they start watching. This year’s features include the debut of “The Al Johnson’s Story: 70 Years of Pancakes, Goats & Swedes,” a deep documentary dive into Wisconsin’s most famous restaurant, located in Sister Bay and internationally known as “the place with goats on the roof.

Other featured films include “Love on Holiday: a Film About Love, Music, and Art,” “Small Town Wisconsin,” and “A Door County Expedition: My 2020 Backyard Vacation.”

From the strange to the frightening, to the heartwarming and thought provoking, this year’s festival has a “little” something for everyone, and the cost of admission can’t be beat. Get your tickets online at After a pass purchase, 2021 Film Fest buyers are provided with an online link and entry code to, which will stream the festival’s films 24/7 over ten days (Feb. 12–21, 2021), from 12 midnight to 12 midnight.

Posted by Jessica de la Cruz

Publisher Jessica de la Cruz is an independent marketing consultant and award-winning journalist who was born and raised in Spooner, Wis. She has a passion for storytelling, good coffee, meeting new people, and exploring the world around her.

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  1. this sounds like fun!


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