- Film Guide
Good news, everyone: we’ve officially opened our Call for Entries for the 2012 Milwaukee Film Festival, which takes place September 27 – October 11. Continuing our tradition of waiving entry fees for local filmmakers, we’ve decided to make ALL SUBMISSIONS FREE. All of them. Your friend from Grand Forks, North Dakota can even submit for free (Marketing Director Blyth Meier might even know them*). Now you have no excuse not to submit your film.
Also, we’re expanding the eligibility requirements for Cream City Cinema, our juried program of local films that chooses the next Filmmaker-in-Residence at Milwaukee Film. To qualify, your director, producer, or screenwriter must live in one of the following counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Walworth, or Washington. More counties = more filmmakers that are eligible to win a sweet award package!!
And what are some of the great perks that come with being named our Filmmaker-in-Residence? North American Camera is generously offering a camera package worth over $20,000, and the amazing staff at Independent is offering a post-production package, valued at $10,000. Not only will our next Filmmaker-in-Residence have a great start for their next film, but they will also have Milwaukee Film’s mentoring and networking abilities at their disposal. We work with a lot of incredible film organizations, and there’s nothing more that we love than to expand our Filmmaker-in-Residence’s network. We’re working on making the prize package even bigger and better, so stayed tuned for more announcements in the coming months.
In the mean time, check out this spankin' new video from last year's sold-out screening of The Milwaukee Show, complete with karaoke at the Landmark Lanes after-party:
Head over to our Call for Entries page to check out the details, including a Call for Entries FAQ and Rules and Regulations. Then submit your film before the deadline of June 15, 2012. Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking forward to seeing your films!
*Blyth says: "Angela, Grand Forks is no longer code for 'place no one's ever heard of'. Everybody's heard of Grand Forks this week. Thanks, Marilyn."