Announcing 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival Dates: September 28 – October 12
Call for Entries Will Open Later this Month
MILWAUKEE – Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – Milwaukee Film is pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival will take place from September 28 to October 12, 2017. The 15-day festival includes feature films, shorts programs, education screenings, post-film conversations, panel discussions, and parties. Milwaukee Film’s Call for Entries will open later this month.
Last year’s festival presented 283 films from 51 countries at five venues and on six screens. With the support of 137 sponsors and 287 Community Partners, the festival saw continued growth in overall event attendance – 76,899 in 2016, compared to 70,855 in 2015. In addition, the 2016 festival boasted 87 sold-out screenings (compared to 77 in 2015). More than 150 industry guests participated in festival events over the course of 15 days.
To view highlight videos from past festivals, visit http://vimeo.com/milwaukeefilm/videos.
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Showcasing the rich and vibrant Latinx diaspora through cinema
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Showcases fiction and documentary films from emerging and established African-American directors
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Former Milwaukee Business Journal publisher and market president joins team for 2016 film festival
Milwaukee Film announces new Latinx diaspora program and film festival venues
$140,000 will be awarded to projects in development and in production
Film explores the lives of those affected by mass incarceration in Milwaukee
Up to 40% off Festival Passes and ticket 6-Packs
Festival Among 16 FilmWatch Grant Recipients; Received $10,000 in Cash for Black Lens Program
Festival Continues to Offer New Programs for Local Filmmakers
Festival Offers to Pay for All Work Screened; Free Entry for All Films; $27,000 in Cash Prizes Promised