Mark Metcalf

Milwaukee Short Film Festival, past and present

Mark Metcalf talks with Ross Bigley, president of the Milwaukee Independent Film Society, about the 14th annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival.

By - Nov 8th, 2012 12:46 pm
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“Missed Connections,” a short film by Susan Kerns & Kara Mulrooney screening at this weekend’s Milwaukee Short Film Festival.

The Milwaukee Short Film Festival is the longest running short film festival in the country, and it returns this weekend at the Lubar Auditorium at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This year’s festival features more than 50 shorts from 23 countries, along with two feature films, Gretel and the world premiere of White Wind.

To preview the event, I talked with Ross Bigley, who hosts the festival and is a big supporter of independent film in Milwaukee with the Milwaukee Independent Film Society. Ross is a filmmaker himself, and directed one of the featured shorts in the festival, Yellow Hill: The Stranger’s Tale, starring actress Bai Ling, who will be on hand at the screening, and will be answering questions afterwords along with the film’s cast and crew. The festival is this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10. For more information on showtimes and tickets at the 14th annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival, click here.

Listen now:

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Check out the video below for a preview of the event.

Backstage with Mark Metcalf,” a 2011 Milwaukee Press Club award-winner, is engineered and produced by Dan ShaferFor the full archive of these podcasts, check out TCD’s Podcasts Page.

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