- Film Guide
Collaborative Cinema provides filmmakers at all stages with an enhanced understanding of the full process of filmmaking from script to screen.
Collaborative Cinema provides high school students, college students, and emerging film professionals with an enhanced understanding of filmmaking at all stages. Beginning with screenwriting and including all elements of filmmaking from pre-production to distribution, the program aims to educate and increase the diversity of the local film community while building a network of students and professional filmmakers to be the future of the Wisconsin film industry.
Local high school students submit short film ideas and work with professional mentors to turn ideas into scripts. Finished scripts become contenders to be made into a film during the summer film shoot.
During workshops geared to strengthen the skills of writers at all levels, writers work with professional mentors to turn those ideas into scripts.
One script from the screenwriting programs is made into a film using a cast and crew comprised of students, emerging professionals, and the best filmmakers in town.
Each semester, Collaborative Cinema sends a team of filmmakers into community centers and schools to create short films with students.
Once a year, we host an intimate workshop designed specifically to meet the needs of underrepresented filmmakers in the Milwaukee area.
Milwaukee Film’s Collaborative Cinema education program is sponsored by the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation, the Mary L. Nohl Fund, Independent, and North American Camera.