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Door Kinetic Arts Festival
2019 Toasts to Selected Films


May 20, 2019
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Festival Producer Alan Kopischke 920.370.1034 or 

Door County, WI-- Door Kinetic Arts Festival is ready to cheers a new festival season, kicking off festival events with a cocktail competition Sunday, June 9 at 3pm. Sponsored by and hosted at Hatch Distilling Co. this event is free and open to the public. Contestants have been asked to use a Hatch Distilling product in their cocktail creations, and are required to evoke the spirit of Door County through taste and presentation.


With contestants hailing from Door County, Green Bay and Milwaukee, the competition is sure to be fierce, as last year's champion Danielle Wacek from Green Bay returns to defend her title (learn about ‘Safe Word’). The winning drink will be served at the festival, cultivating a sensuous experience of artistic creation for audience members to enjoy!

Door Kinetic Arts Festival proudly announces the films included in our 2019 lineup. With works from international filmmakers around the world and cinematic artists right in our Wisconsin backyard, DKAF is thrilled to celebrate this exciting range of creative perspectives. 

The narrative film blocks will be screened on June 10 at 8pm and June 11 at 7:30pm. Ranging from stories of racial reconciliation, existential labyrinths, utopian futures, and a romantic comedy with a twist, these programs have something to offer every audience member.

The short films included in the narrative film blocks are: 2nd Class, directed by Jimmy Olsson (Sweden); BOT, directed by Daniel Hoffmann (Germany); The Divine Way, directed by Ilaria Di Carlo (Germany); Dream Life, directed by David Aufdembrinke (Germany); Eternity, directed by Anna Sobolevska (Ukraine); Ivan, directed by Pangiotis Kountouras (Greece); Relicious, directed by Eugenio Villani & Raffaele Palazzo (Italy); Resocialization, directed by Daniel Holzberg (Germany); UberEx, directed by Karisa Bruin (United States).

The documentary film block will be screened on June 11 at 5pm. Showcasing the stories of a dedicated ballet dancer, a community of Havana artists, an exploration of a Milwaukee landmark, and more, these films highlight incredible human stories from around the world.

The short films included in the documentary film block are: Alba: Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future, directed by Tomas Leach (Spain); Cuban Canvas, directed by Kavery Kaul (United States); Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge, directed by Aaron Johnson (United States); Sound and Sole, directed by Cara Hagan (United States); The Traffic Separating Device directed by Johan Palmgren (Sweden); Wavy Tales, directed by Sunjoo Lee (Netherlands); The Wayward Cube, directed by Maria T. Alvarado (United States).  


Preceding the screenings, professional mixologist and New York Times contributor Robert Simonson will introduce the featured cocktail of the day. Sharing his talents of mixology and enthusiasm for the art of a craft cocktail, Simonson's contribution to the evening’s festivities complete the perfect package: DKAF invites audience members to sit back, sip, and enjoy the show!

Information on the individual films, along with a completed film schedule will continue to updated at and on DKAF’s Facebook page.

Passes and tickets are available at the door and at Festival Passes are $30 and tickets for each night are $10.  Half price student tickets and passes are also available.

Premium Passes for $50 include entrance to all festival events as well as access to events with a special festival guest. (To be announced shortly.)

Contact: Festival Producer Alan Kopischke 920.370.1034 or