Pitch Contest Moderated by John Axford

WHEN: Saturday, May 15 @ 11 a.m.

WHERE: Live on the MKE Film YouTube and Facebook pages!


Moderated by John Axford

Film(s): TBA

As we have seen over the course of the last year, film was hit HARD by the pandemic. Particularly feature fiction films. In an attempt to fill some of these needs, Milwaukee Film is hosting a pitch contest during the festival. With an external jury of film industry hard-hitters, John Axford serving as our MC for the event -- he knows a little something about pitching! -- and $10,000 to give away, this event promises to be a good time for all.

Interested participants should fill out the application below. This contest is for local, feature, fiction films at any stage of development. Pitches are welcome to use clips, trailers, images, or other media to present their film concept. Contestants will be notified of their participation by end of day Wednesday, May 5 with pitches presented live on Saturday, May 15 at 4pm CST.

Any questions, please contact Molly Veh, Artist Services Manager, at molly@mkefilm.org


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures and Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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