LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Some local filmmakers are receiving some national attention.

The movie "Crying in the Wilderness," which was shot in Winona and La Crosse, recently won a Tellie award for best picture.

The national awards aren't just for independent filmmakers, they were also up against big companies like Disney and United Artists.

The film's actor says there was a lot of the local community represented in the picture. "We try to do high quality, we get local musicians, we get local areas, we use houses or locations of people who are actors or friends of actors. We say, 'can we use your house for a couple of weeks we want to make a movie,'" says actor Steve Kiedrowski.

If you would like to see this award-winning movie, there is a free showing Sunday, Feb. 19th starting at 5 p.m. at the Cavalier Lounge in La Crosse. It's a family event.