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.
Press Releases by Milwaukee Film
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
Today is last day to buy discounted festival passes and ticket 6-Packs. New Age Narcissism headlines Opening Night Party
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
Academy Award-winner and Mequon native will be this year’s keynote speaker
58 locally-made films to be presented; $12,500 to be awarded in juried prizes
Showcasing the rich and vibrant Latinx diaspora through cinema