- Film Guide
Each year Milwaukee Film gives out awards to exceptional filmmakers in various categories, find out more about these special honors.
Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Award for Best Feature & Best Short FIlm
For the fourth straight year, we are proud to present the Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film. The Seligs’ continuous visionary support of Milwaukee Film is a validation of the community-wide effort to present the premier film festival in the region and to build Milwaukee Film into a vibrant, year-round cultural institution centered on film.
BEST FEATURE FILM
• Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, 2012
• Louder Than A Bomb, 2011
• Waiting for “Superman,” 2010
• Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, 2009
BEST SHORT FILM
• Magic Piano, 2012
• The Wheel, 2011
• Drunk History: Tesla & Edison, 2010
• The Violinist, 2009
As we continue to push the Milwaukee Film Festival into something truly unique in the world of film festivals, we also want to reward films that do the same for the world of film. Our juried Competition Award of $2,500 will go to the most provocotive and challenging documentary or fiction film that stretches the boundaries of what film can be.
David Heuring Cinematographer, Ildi Toth Davy Altadena Films, Brad Wilke SIFF
• Overall: Crulic - The Path to Beyond (dir. Anca Damian)
• Honorable Mention: 5 Broken Cameras (dirs. Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi)
• Best Acting: Saul Williams, Tey
• Best Directing: Mohammad Rasoulof, Goodbye
• Nothing’s All Bad, 2011
• Somewhere Between, 2011
• A Brand New Life, 2010
• My Perestroika, 2010
• Munyurangabo, 2009
Awarded annually to one Milwaukee filmmaker, the Milwaukee Filmmaker-In-Residence prize offers a yearlong residency program with Milwaukee Film. The residency includes a mentorship program, a $2,500 cash prize, and a production services package valued at more than $20,000 to help winners produce their next film.
John Axford Milwaukee Brewers, Debra McClutchy Oscilloscope, Michael Raisler Cinereach, Laurel Ward Ocean Pictures
• Filmmaker-in-Residence: Chris James Thompson, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
• Special Jury Prize for Short Film: So I Could Fly Away (dir. Blyth Renate Meier)
• Special Jury Prize for Feature Film: As Goes Janesville (dir. Brad Lichtenstein)
• Michael Hawkins-Burgos, 2011
• Tate Bunker, 2010
• John Roberts, 2009