- Film Guide
Get out your dayplanners and iPhones and scraps of paper that you will tape to the wall: the 4th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival will be held September 27-October 11, 2012. And we want to see you there, so save those dates!
Those of you that are good with counting will notice that this year's festival is (one, two, three...) FOUR days longer than last year--more time to see more movies. Oh, yeah. “Each year, we get the same feedback from our audience: they want more screenings of the films,” says Artistic and Executive Director Jonathan Jackson. “Our expansion will allow us to fulfill that desire by giving us the opportunity to showcase encore screenings of audience favorites like Waiting for ‘Superman’ and Louder Than A Bomb.”
Last year’s festival screened 177 films from 44 different countries with 70 filmmakers and industry professionals in attendance. The record-setting crowd of over 35,000 filmgoers flocked to 22 sold-out film screenings, 43 post-film Conversations and 7 panel discussions. Special guest cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond raised the caliber of the festival with his presence during tribute screenings of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Rose. The gracious Oscar winner also taught an enlightening master class on cinematography to local filmmakers. Our popular Opening Night Party at Discovery World attracted over 1,200 people celebrating the start of 11-days of exceptional cinema.
To recap, last year was awesome. How awesome? THIS AWESOME: