- Film Guide
The 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival will contain over 200 films in its 15-day run. Watch this page for ongoing announcements of festival programs, as well as the complete 2013 line-up.
The 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival will contain over 200 films in its 15-day run. Watch this page for ongoing announcements of festival programs, as well as the complete line-up. Last year's Milwaukee Film Festival included the following great program categories:
Highlighted in this year’s festival Centerpiece slot is a special tribute to Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), which includes the U.S. premiere of Gibney’s latest film, the HBO Documentary, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.
As part of the 2012 Film Festival, we're thrilled to pay tribute to one of the most quintessential voices in film criticism, J. Hoberman. For more than 30 years, Hoberman wrote for the Village Voice, taking over as senior film critic in 1988. His most recent book, Film After Film: (Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema?) takes up the question of the place of film and film crticism today.
Our Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night films, as well as a handful of festival-circuit favorites that will wind up in everyone's year-end best lists.
Our Competition Program presents eight provocative and oftentimes difficult films-- both fiction and documentary-- that challenge our perceptions of what's possible in cinematic storytelling. One of these films will go home with a $2,500 award from our jury.
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Or sadder. Or funnier. Or more beautiful. We found documentaries that fit that bill and have made a name for themselves as favorites on the festival circuit.
What the imagination is capable of can be absolutely astonishing. Whether grounded in reality or running wild in a world of fantasy, these hand-picked fiction films represent the best of fiction filmmaking on the festival circuit.
Here are the best short films from around the world, put together in neat little packages for your viewing pleasure. Considering you really can't see these shorts in theaters outside of a film festival, you probably should attend as many of these screenings as possible.
Our annual showcase of the best new work from local filmmakers features a yearlong Filmmaker-In-Residence prize awarded to the jury winner. The residency includes a cash award of $2,500, plus production equipment and services valued at more than $20,000.
Tom Waits said it best: “I always thought songs are movies for the ears and films are like songs for the eyes.” We couldn’t agree more, which is why we pulled all our music documentaries together in one place this year. Your eyes and ears will be equally happy.
Our wildly popular late-night screenings get their own official program this year in Cinema Hooligante. These are all the gory, trippy, raunchy, scary, sometimes offensive, always fun films from the best corners of cinema subculture that you wouldn't take your grandmother to. Unless your grandmother likes that sort of thing, which is totally cool.
The Milwaukee Film Festival is proud to announce the line-up for its second annual Passport program. After a successful first year showcasing India (both Bollywood and beyond), the 2012 Passport program will focus on the most populous nation in the world, China.
The Milwaukee Children’s Film Festival showcases quality children's cinema from around the world and provides an educational experience that's perfect for the entire family. Presented by PNC.