Forging Community Connections & Supporting Local Film Culture


Milwaukee Film is committed to supporting the local filmmaking community by offering formal and informal events for filmmakers throughout the year and providing direct support to the best and brightest filmmakers through competitive awards.

We help local filmmakers with:

  • Milwaukee Film's Focus Finder Accelerator Program, designed to build a small cohort of emerging local filmmakers from underrepresented communities. Combining the best parts of mentorship and fellowship, this program aims to strengthen emerging voices in Milwaukee’s film industry pipeline.
  • The Forward Fund, which directly supports filmmakers and their projects 
  • Fiscal Sponsorship, where we provide fiduciary oversight and administrative services for local film projects

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The call for entries for the 2024 Milwaukee Film Festival has now opened! Submit your MFF2024 entries here. 

Film fans everywhere are encouraged to mark their calendars and save the dates for the 16th annual Milwaukee Film Festival, which will take place April 11-April 25th, 2024.  MFF24 Call For Entries is open to feature and short films with a completed production date after January 1, 2022.

For all questions related to submissions, please see our Rules & Terms or email

Submissions are always free for local filmmakers! Fill out the form linked under Rules & Terms before you submit to our Cream City Cinema category.

We thank you for sharing your films with us!