Howie Goldklang


By - Aug 27th, 2008 02:52 pm
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Hey There in Hipster Blog Land:

Read below for the skinny on the next step in the Milwaukee Film Festival world….. begs the question…. what the hell happened? Rumors are swirling, Mark Metcalf is going off with a series of articles on but no matter how you slice it, its a sad collision of art and commerce where the big loser is the filmmaker. Fear not: As usual, film kids will solider on. So for now, let’s focus, rise up and get Milwaukee Film rolling!

Fest Date / Loc: Oct 23rd @ Oriental Theater
Deadline / Cost: Sept 19th / FREE
Who Can Submit: Milwaukee County Residents
Prizes: Milwaukee Filmmaker prize package valued at over $10,000, including a camera rental package from North American Camera.

from Milwaukee Film PR Office:

NEWS RELEASE For More Information:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Marie Maas, 414-390-5500
August 22, 2008


Local filmmakers invited to participate in October showcase

Milwaukee – Milwaukee Film, a newly formed independent organization dedicated to hosting Milwaukee’s premiere film festival, announced today plans for an inaugural screening on October 23, 2008. The Milwaukee Show will be a premiere showcase of diverse locally-made short films at the Oriental Theatre. Films may be submitted by residents of Milwaukee County for consideration at no cost, with select films featured as part of the screening. The top filmmaker will also receive a Milwaukee Filmmaker prize package valued at over $10,000, including a camera rental package from North American Camera. The deadline to submit a short film is Friday, September 19, 2008.
This screening is just one of the many year-round screenings and events Milwaukee Film plans to host, supported by the former staff of the Milwaukee International Film Festival and its primary funders.
“This is a great opportunity for local filmmakers to showcase their work, and a really engaging way for the community to experience all that our city’s growing film industry has to offer,” said Jonathan Jackson, Artistic Director for Milwaukee Film. “We are excited to kick off our first screening in October by highlighting locally-made films.”
For an official submission form or more details, visit the Milwaukee Film group on Facebook or contact Milwaukee Film at (414) 755-1965 or



Chris Abele, Milwaukee Film Board Chairman; President & CEO, Argosy Foundation
Tina Chang, CEO, SysLogic
Alec Fraser, Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Bill Haberman, Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Carmen Haberman, Vice President, Herzfeld Foundation
Julia Taylor, President, Greater Milwaukee Committee


Jonathan Jackson – Artistic Director
Jonathan Jackson is the Artistic Director for Milwaukee Film, overseeing the content and programming for the organization’s events. Jackson previously served as the Artistic Director for the Milwaukee International Film Festival, directing film programming from 2003 – 2008. He previously worked as the Program Manager of the UWM Union Theatre and has curated film programs for the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Kyle Heller – Operations Director
Kyle Heller is the Operations Director for Milwaukee Film, overseeing logistics and operations planning for the organization. Heller previously worked with the Milwaukee International Film Festival in a similar capacity from 2004 – 2008.

T.J. Fackelman – Program Coordinator
T.J. Fackelman is the Program Coordinator for Milwaukee Film, overseeing development of special events and programming. A graduate of Marquette University, Fackelman previously worked with the Milwaukee International Film Festival from 2003 – 2008, with primary responsibilities for coordinating the Midwest Filmmaker Competition.

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