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Milwaukee’s Film Industry is Bigger Than Beer
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Milwaukee’s Film Industry is Bigger Than Beer

Film industry grew by 10% (2010-2015); double the rate of local economy

Record-breaking Milwaukee Film Festival Attendance; 9% Increase to 84,702
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Record-breaking Milwaukee Film Festival Attendance; 9% Increase to 84,702

The Blood is at the Doorstep wins Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Award

Over $140,000 in Cash and Production Services Awarded at Milwaukee Film Festival
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Over $140,000 in Cash and Production Services Awarded at Milwaukee Film Festival

$87,000 in cash and over $60,000 in production services awarded

Friday Photos: Vim and Vigor at The Brewery
Friday Photos

Vim and Vigor at The Brewery

Two new apartment buildings are rising up, while another one is cancelled.

Milwaukee Film Receives Continued and Increased Support From Sponsors
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Milwaukee Film Receives Continued and Increased Support From Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor, Associated Bank, expands partnership through Milwaukee Film Checking 30 new sponsors provide increase of $301,000 in cash & in-kind support

Presenting the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance
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Presenting the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance

Former DreamWorks SKG executive hired as director of new organization created to cultivate, connect, and catalyze Milwaukee area film industry

Laughter, Inspiration, & Cocktails: Milwaukee Film Reveals Spotlight Presentations
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Laughter, Inspiration, & Cocktails: Milwaukee Film Reveals Spotlight Presentations

Director and subjects set to attend inspiring Opening Night film STUMPED. U.S. Premiere scheduled for documentary celebrating creative cocktails, Schumann’s Bar Talks.

Milwaukee Film Announces Full Lineup of Cream City Cinema Program
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Milwaukee Film Announces Full Lineup of Cream City Cinema Program

Popular annual program supports local filmmakers with $12,500 in cash prizes to be awarded. WebsterX, The Fatty Acids, and IshDARR music videos to be a part of shorts showcase

Milwaukee Film Announces Return of Cine Sin Fronteras Program
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Milwaukee Film Announces Return of Cine Sin Fronteras Program

Latinx diaspora program expanded after successful inaugural year

Milwaukee Film Announces Full Black Lens Program Lineup
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Milwaukee Film Announces Full Black Lens Program Lineup

John Ridley returns with new documentary Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992. Program expands with total of 8 feature films and 2 shorts programs

Milwaukee Film Announces Dramatic Expansion, Leases Oriental Theatre for 31 Years
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Milwaukee Film Announces Dramatic Expansion, Leases Oriental Theatre for 31 Years

Secures Largest Gift In Its History: $2,000,000 from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele

2017 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open
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2017 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open

Festival Offers to Pay for All Work Screened; Free Entry for All Films; $34,500 in Cash Prizes Promised

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Expected Festival Guests
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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Expected Festival Guests

Headliners include Academy Award-winner John Ridley, Emmy Award-winner Sam Pollard, The Blind Side actor Quinton Aaron, Silicon Valley actor Martin Starr, and Arrested Development actor Mae Whitman

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Opens on Thursday
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Opens on Thursday

Today is last day to buy discounted festival passes and ticket 6-Packs. New Age Narcissism headlines Opening Night Party

Disney’s Queen of Katwe and Academy Award-Winners Highlight Spotlight Presentations
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Disney’s Queen of Katwe and Academy Award-Winners Highlight Spotlight Presentations

Festival opens with Life, Animated from Academy Award-winner Roger Ross Williams. Milwaukee 53206: A Community Serves Time returns to Milwaukee after sold-out June premiere

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces John Ridley to Join Board of Directors
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces John Ridley to Join Board of Directors

Academy Award-winner and Mequon native will be this year’s keynote speaker

Penfield Montessori Academy to open at Former Urban Day School 24th Street Campus
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Penfield Montessori Academy to open at Former Urban Day School 24th Street Campus

Penfield Montessori Academy on the Urban Day campus will open on September 6, 2016 with three multi-age kindergarten classrooms.

Black Souls Matter

Black Souls Matter

Can challenging shows like ‘The Ballad of Emmett Till’ change how we think about race?