Milwaukee Film's Cultures and Communities initiative seeks to engage our entire community in our mission and programs, strengthening the impact of established programs such as Black Lens, Cine Sin Fronteras, and GenreQueer.

BLACK LENS


Through the work of Black storytellers, the Black Lens program explores topics rooted in the Black community and relevant to all.

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CINE SIN FRONTERAS


Cine Sin Fronteras (Cinema Without Borders) screens films that explore and unpack issues surrounding identity, culture, family, history, and modernity within the Latinx diaspora.

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GENREQUEER


Through filmmaking that explores LGBTQ+ voices and experiences, GenreQueer celebrates the past, present, and future of cinema's rich queer tradition.

We can't gather in person for this year's Milwaukee Film Festival, but we've adapted. Take a look at the Festival films featured in our three Cultures and Communities programs.

BLACK LENS

With a singular focus on spotlighting fiction and documentary films by emerging and established Black storytellers, the Black Lens program explores stories and topics rooted in the Black community and relevant to all in order to inspire conversation, celebration, and community.
PRESENTING SPONSOR: Johnson Controls Foundation
SPONSORS: WNOV 860am/106.5 FM “The Voice,” The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper Printing & Publishing Co.

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CINE SIN FRONTERAS

El objetivo de Cine Sin Fronteras es de mostrar las historias no contadas de la vibrante diáspora Latinx en todo el mundo, que incluye las comunidades Latinx, Chicanx, Latinoamericana, Indígena, y Afro-Latinx.
Cine Sin Fronteras aims to showcase the untold stories of the rich and vibrant Latinx diaspora around the world, including Latinx, Chicanx, Latin American, Indigenous, and Afro-Latinx communities.
SPONSORS: Telemundo WisconsinRadio Caliente 97.9 FM

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GENREQUEER

Spotlighting the best in documentary and fiction filmmaking that explores LGBTQ+ voices and experiences, GenreQueer celebrates the past, present, and future of cinema’s rich queer tradition.
SPONSOR: Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Richard M. Kaul LGBT Arts Endowment Fund

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PROGRAMS AND CONNECTIONS

Cultures and Communities programs provide year-round engagement in Milwaukee Film's mission throughout our community. Here are a few key ways you can stay connected.

  • BLACK LENS COUNCIL

    Our Black Lens Council Members get a full MKE Film membership, plus extra benefits as part of supporting our nationally-renowned Black Lens program.

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  • MINORITY HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL

    A first-of-its-kind event, MHFF uses film to spark conversation and create critical dialogue around well-being.

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