MKE Film:Support Us


As one of the fastest-growing cultural events in the region, the Milwaukee Film Festival provides an incredible opportunity to connect with an ever-expanding and diverse cross section of our community. Through sponsorship, our generous partners help ensure our festival continually engages with as much of this great city as possible.

A sponsorship of the Milwaukee Film Festival can take one or more of the following forms:

  • General Sponsorship
  • Employee or Client Engagement
  • Brand Recognition
  • Film Sponsorship
  • Event Sponsorship

Learn more by downloading our prospectus.

If you’re interested in these or additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Development Coordinator, Alyssa Ludwig, at development@mkefilm.org.

Presenting Sponsor

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Luminary Sponsors

Donald and Donna Baumgartner
Herzfeld Foundation
Marianne and Sheldon Lubar
Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig

Leading Sponsors

Associated Bank
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Milwaukee Magazine

Visionary Sponsors

Argosy Foundation
The Heil Family Foundation
Christine Symchych and Jim McNulty
David & Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation

Producing Sponsors

88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Avalon Theater
The Brico Fund
Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.

John Axford
Lowlands Group Grand Cafes
Mandel Group
Simple DCP
Stamm Technologies
Times Cinema

Supporting Sponsors

About Face Media
Art City
BelAir Cantina
Colectivo Coffee
The Electric Sun Corporation
Greater Milwaukee Foundation - William and Alicia Schoeneich Arts and Culture Fund and the Gertrude Ann Meixner Fund
Helen Bader Foundation, Inc.
Johnson Controls Foundation
Mary and Ted Kellner
Mary Ann and Charles LaBahn
Metroparent Magazine and MetroparentMagazine.com
Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Milwaukee Business Journal
Milwaukee Record
Neroli Salon & Spa
Nicholas Family Foundation
North American Camera
RDI Stages
Shepherd Express
Tap Milwaukee
Urban Milwaukee
UWM Peck School of The Arts
WJMR Jammin' 98.3
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio 89.7FM

Providing Sponsors

Badger Liquor
Beans & Barley
Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust
Crispin Cider
Fox Bay Cinema Grill
Herbert H. Kohl Charities, Inc.
The Hotel Foster
Laughlin Constable
Lone Shoe Graphics
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Public Library
Milwaukee Pulse
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Railway Exchange Building
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Contributing Sponsors

Johnson Controls
Milwaukee Arts Board
Quantum LS
The Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Wisconsin Arts Board
Wisconsin Gazette
Wisconsin Humane Society
WNOV 860am - The Voice
Zeidler Center for Public Discussion

Sustaining Sponsors

Art Institute of Wisconsin
The Bay Restaurant
Black Shoe Hospitality
Florentine Opera
Frieda & William Hunt Memorial Trust
Jim Phillips, LLC
Jose Carlino Design
Peggy Ann Family Foundation
Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
Sabljak Raether Hogerton
SURG Restaurant Group