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Rick Vaicius PT 2 is director and founder of Flyway Film Festival, Wisconsin's bluff premier destination for independent film as noted by Emmy award-winning blogger Scott W. Smith “ … a festival that should be on your radar” . Founded in 2008 it evolved from the monthly film programming and semi-annual filmmaker events Vaicius proposed and curated at the Lake Pepin Art & Design Center in Pepin. Vaicius has created a standout, intimate and high-quality annual festival. Over the past four years, Flyway has brought over 80 filmmakers into the local community. In addition to screening remarkable films, it has become a unique venue for filmmakers to network and discuss projects and the "state of the industry" in the film world. Vaicius has already persuaded some top film industry talent to appear Scilla Andreen is keynote speaker and it looks like Paul Rachman from Slamdance. There is a Crowdfunding workshop and a Women in film round table. Some program highlights include Red Flag by Alex Karpovsky Caroline and Jackie by Adam Christian Clark How to Write a Joe Schermann Song by Gary King We're Not Broke by Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce Dreams of a Life by Carol Morley and Journey to Planet X by Myles Kane and Josh Koury. Vaicius, a lifelong cinephile developed a true passion for independent cinema as a student at the University of Minnesota. His love of movies has never wavered. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com
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