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Eyes on Milwaukee: No Studios Creative Hub Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

No Studios Creative Hub Opens

Milwaukee's new artist hub opens today with weekend-long celebration.

Milwaukee Film Announce Guests at 10th Annual Festival
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Milwaukee Film Announce Guests at 10th Annual Festival

Oscar winner John Ridley and Emmy winning actress Felicity Huffman to appear on panel in partnership with Nō Studios; Netflix star DeWanda Wise, rapper Speech, and 100+ guests attending the festival

Over $800,000 in New and Increased Sponsorship Raised for 10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival
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Over $800,000 in New and Increased Sponsorship Raised for 10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and The Yabuki Family Foundation join 31 new sponsors. This is the largest increase in cash and in-kind support in the organization’s history.

Cream City Cinema Showcases Region’s Diverse Filmmaking Talent
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Cream City Cinema Showcases Region’s Diverse Filmmaking Talent

HBO presents new Cream City Cinema Emerging Voices Award to accelerate a local filmmaker’s career

UWM Film Program Named One of America’s Best
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UWM Film Program Named One of America’s Best

The news comes as the Peck School's Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres adds a new bachelor of fine arts degree in animation.

Big Stars, Oscar Winners, and Locals Enter the Spotlight at 10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival
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Big Stars, Oscar Winners, and Locals Enter the Spotlight at 10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival

Sundance & SXSW Festival Favorite, directed by Milwaukee native, selected for Opening Night. Filmmakers are scheduled to attend Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night films

Cine Sin Fronteras Line-Up Marked by Themes of History and Celebration
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Cine Sin Fronteras Line-Up Marked by Themes of History and Celebration

Birds of Passage, Colombia’s Foreign Language Oscar selection, to be featured

Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance and Northwestern Mutual Partner to Spotlight Growing Industries
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Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance and Northwestern Mutual Partner to Spotlight Growing Industries

Northwestern Mutual will be investing in the local area filmmaking economy by tapping members of the MFA to develop videos that highlight the Milwaukee area’s growing and vibrant tech industry.

No Studios Launches Oct. 12–14 With New Tenants, General Manager and Membership Model
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No Studios Launches Oct. 12–14 With New Tenants, General Manager and Membership Model

Special Advance Screening of Universal Pictures’ NIGHT SCHOOL for new members

10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival Boasts Three New Program Categories
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10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival Boasts Three New Program Categories

Six films are slated to make their world premieres at the festival this fall

Milwaukee Motorcycle Film Festival Welcomes Harley-Davidson Motor Co™
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Milwaukee Motorcycle Film Festival Welcomes Harley-Davidson Motor Co™

Milwaukee Film celebrates the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary through film

Oriental Theatre to Host World Premiere of Definitive Betty White Documentary
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Oriental Theatre to Host World Premiere of Definitive Betty White Documentary

Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, coming soon

2018 Brico Forward Fund Application Now Open
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2018 Brico Forward Fund Application Now Open

The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Sunday, September 9, 2018 and winners will be announced during the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival.

RZA: Live From the 36th Chamber
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RZA: Live From the 36th Chamber

Milwaukee Film members can purchase tickets for $36 beginning Wednesday, July 18 at 9AM

Friday Photos: The Brewery is Nearly Complete
Friday Photos

The Brewery is Nearly Complete

Abandoned brewery now a vibrant, urban neighborhood.

Op Ed: Milwaukee Film Cluster Could Be a Star
Op Ed

Milwaukee Film Cluster Could Be a Star

New effort is a classic example of reinventing the Rust Belt.

Plats and Parcels: Huge Historic Redo for North Avenue
Plats and Parcels

Huge Historic Redo for North Avenue

Redeveloping 20,000-square-foot buildings that housed G. Daddy’s and Hotel Foster.

Milwaukee Film Hires Sara Meaney to New Chief Marketing Officer Role
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Milwaukee Film Hires Sara Meaney to New Chief Marketing Officer Role

Organization appoints four new board members, including chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mark Mone, and president of Marquette University, Michael Lovell

Eyes on Milwaukee: John Ridley Opening Movie Studio
Eyes on Milwaukee

John Ridley Opening Movie Studio

Oscar-winning, Milwaukee-born movie maker aims to transform city's film scene.

2018 Milwaukee Film Festival Opens Call For Entries
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2018 Milwaukee Film Festival Opens Call For Entries

Free Entry for All Films; Festival Offers To Pay for Work That Is Screened

Milwaukee Film Celebrates 10th Anniversary; Announces 2018 Festival Dates
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Milwaukee Film Celebrates 10th Anniversary; Announces 2018 Festival Dates

Festival organizers hope the later dates will expand programming opportunities.

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?