2017 Milwaukee Film Festival 9/28 - 10/12

2016 Festival Events

Opening Night Party

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22 @ 9 PM - 11:30 PM
UWM Peck School of the Arts Kenilworth Building (1925 E. Kenilworth Pl.)
• FREE to Opening Night Film ticket holders (show ticket stub at the door)
• FREE to MFF2016 pass holders
• $13 for Milwaukee Film Members
• $15 for the general public

Come celebrate the beginning of the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival as we take over three floors of the UWM Peck School of the Arts Kenilworth Building with a party like no other. Eat, drink, geek out about films, and dance the night away! Watch trailers for this year’s festival films, visit the Neroli beauty bar, and strike a pose on the red carpet. Then get ready for a featured performance from New Age Narcissism at 9:30PM! Your first drink is on us!

The 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival is brought to you by: UWM Peck School of the Arts, Stamm Technologies, Heiser Lincoln, Neroli Salon & Spa, BelAir Cantina, Lowlands Group, Badger Liquor, Good City Brewing, WMSE 91.7FM, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Dori Zori, and SAVOR Milwaukee.

Happy Hour

SEPT. 22 - OCT. 6 | 5 PM - 7 PM | 21+
Vintage: 2203 N. Prospect Ave. (near the Oriental Theatre)
Burnhearts: 2599 S. Logan Ave. (near the Avalon Theater)
Wauwatiki: 6502 W. North Ave. (near the Times Cinema)
The Bay Restaurant: 342 E. Silver Spring Dr. (near the Fox-Bay Cinema Grill)

Heading out to a festival film? Get a drink in the neighborhood! Use your same-day ticket stub or Festival Pass for drink deals at each of these Official MFF Happy Hours! Brought to you by our friends at Badger Liquor.


88Nine Radio Milwaukee (220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.)

The PACHANGA! is an after-party to celebrate the launch of the Cine Sin Fronteras Program. Like the films we’ve picked for the fest, the PACHANGA! showcases the rich and vibrant Latinx diaspora around the world, highlighting local talent and featuring L.A.-based Colombian vallenato band Very Be Careful.

There Will Be Bowling

SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 | 5 PM - 9 PM | 21+
Landmark Lanes (2220 N. Farwell Ave.)

Join Cinema Hooligante Program Sponsor Milwaukee Record for a movie-themed bowling tournament at Landmark Lanes! Head to Milwaukee Record to register and land your spot on teams like The Big Lebowski, Buffalo ‘66, or There Will Be Blood. Find all the details at milwaukeerecord.com.

Cream City Cinema Milwaukee Show After-Party

MONDAY, SEPT. 26 | 9:30 PM | 21+ | FREE
Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.)
Immediately following our wildly popular local filmmaker showcase, join us at Good City Brewing, the Official Milwaukee Film Festival Brewery, to celebrate so much Milwaukee talent! Bring your ticket stub to receive drink deals all night long!

CommUNITY Bike Ride I Paseo De ComUNIDAD

Ride from either the North Side or South Side starting location for a commUnity bike ride, presented by the Wisconsin Bike Federation and Ciclovia, in celebration of the Cine Sin Fronteras film Ovarian Psycos! The ride lands at the Oriental Theatre in time for the film’s screening. Find all the details and routes at facebook.com/MilwaukeeFilm

Almost Sunrise After-Party at Good City Brewing

SATURDAY, OCT. 1 | 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.)
Following the Centerpiece Film screening of Almost Sunrise, join us at Good City Brewing to celebrate the film and the veterans it portrays. Bring your ticket stub to receive drink deals all night long!