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Past Events

Join us at the East Town Farmer's Market in Cathedral Square Park on Saturday, September 7 from 9 AM - 1 PM for our official Program Book Launch.

Recognizing the important role shorts have in cinema, storytelling, and culture, Milwaukee Film and the Sundance Institute presents ShortsLab to help empower the next generation of artists.

For those Cinema Hooligante fans that need a little help getting going the morning after a midnight screening.

FREE! Immediately following The Milwaukee Show at the Oriental Theatre, head on over to The Hotel Foster for the official Cream City Cinema Party. 

Following the 7 PM Centerpiece screening of Earth (Zemlya) featuring Altos, join us in the Back Room at Colectivo on Prospect (2211 N. Prospect Ave.) to celebrate this special one-night-only event.

The crowd getting down at last year's Opening Night Party

Celebrate the kick-off of the 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival with the official Opening Night Party at Discovery World, presented by Milwaukee Magazine. This year's party features a special Red Carpet Experience, some incredible raffle items, and live entertainment including the Milwaukee debut of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

MFF 2013: Soundtrack at The Hotel Foster

To quote the great Tom Waits, ‘I always thought songs are movies for the ears and films are like songs for the eyes.’” We couldn't agree more. That's why we teamed up with The Hotel Foster, WMSE 91.7FM and to present a live music series throughout the 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival.

This year's Festival Centerpiece is a one-night-only, ultra-rare 35mm screening of Aleksander Dovzhenko’s silent classic Earth, accompanied by the live performance of a new original score courtesy of Milwaukee's own Altos.

Don't talk during the films. Talk after them. Our panel discussions cover a variety of topics and issues for filmmakers and non-filmmakers alike, with this year's highlight being the Milwaukee debut of the Sundance Institute ShortsLab.

2013 Milwaukee Film Festival conversations series

The Milwaukee Film Festival's Conversations Series offers filmgoers the opportunity to continue dialogues started by the films. Stay tuned for updates on our 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival Conversations.