MKE Film : Education : Filmmaker Services

Filmmaking is an inherently collaborative and constantly evolving artistic medium. To be a filmmaker it is important to develop new partnerships, share work with others, discuss issues that matter to you with your peers and seek mentors to help you take the next step. Our Events for filmmakers help you do all of those things—join us!


To do our part to strengthen the local filmmaking community, in 2015 Milwaukee launched a series of events to help keep the festival filmmaker love going year-round.

Work-In-Progress Forum

Local filmmakers and fans of local film should attend to see what’s in the works, hear our panel (including Artistic & Executive Director Jonathan Jackson) give feedback, and offer feedback themselves.
Thursday, May 21, 7-9pm
More information here.

Making It as a Film & Video Artist Retreat

Featuring guest speakers Jordana Mollick, Producer of Life Partners, Robin Berghaus, Director of STUMPED,and Beckie Stochetti, Community Engagement Manager at Chicago’s Kartemquin Films.
Saturday, March 28, all-day retreat
More information here.

Filmmaker Services Year-Round Events Launch Party

Featuring Rebecca Campbell, Executive Director of the Austin Film Society
Tuesday, November 11, 6-9pm
More information here. 


During the annual Milwaukee Film Festival we offer several Panels and other events geared toward filmmakers in particular. When our program is announced for the 2015 Festival, check back here to find those events.