We can’t gather in person this year, but we’ve adapted.

We’re grateful that you’ve adapted right along with us to experience our virtual Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by Associated Bank.


Whether you're getting a pass or you're planning to select one film at a time, you're a part of MFF2020.

All films are available only to viewers within the U.S., and due to regulations from film distributors, a few titles will be restricted to viewers in Wisconsin only. Those films are clearly marked in the film descriptions.

Tickets and passes can be shared with members of the same household, but not beyond that.



With 196 films to choose from, this year's Festival has something for everyone.

We'd recommend you start by browsing all the film titles on our website. If you have a predilection for paper, we also have a PDF film guide you can download and print. For our passholders, you can start your browsing at watch.mkefilm.org and even add titles to your "watch later" list.


Most films will be available on demand throughout the Festival, starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.

A couple of titles have special restrictions and will only be available for a short time. Those films are clearly marked in the film descriptions. Otherwise, passholders are free to watch films on demand throughout the Festival. If you have a ticket and start watching your movie, you'll have 48 hours to complete it.

The Milwaukee Film Festival turns into a pumpkin after 11:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, Oct. 29, so no matter when you start your film, it won’t be available at midnight. 

Please note: Even though we’re virtual, films can still sell out! Film distributors may put restrictions on how many people can stream their film. If you have a title you don’t want to miss, your best bet is to watch it early in the Festival.

Virtual events will take place throughout the Festival. Our nightly talk show-style stream, The Nightcap, starts every night of the Festival at 8 p.m. CT on the Milwaukee Film YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter pages.



All Festival films and events will take place virtually this year.

Pick the comfiest seat you can find, and settle in to enjoy!



Watching our films is easy! You can watch any film on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

To watch on your TV, download on of our TV apps - just search for "Milwaukee Film" on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TVRoku or Samsung Smart TV. You can also use Chromecast (Google/Android) or AirPlay (Apple) between compatible devices.

If you don’t have any of those platforms for your TV, you can connect your laptop to your TV with an HDMI cord. VIDEO: HOW TO CONNECT YOUR LAPTOP TO A TV >>

Please note that our streaming service, CineSend, may have restrictions on functions such as screen mirroring to protect our filmmakers’ intellectual property. If you’re planning to watch on a projector or similar device, you may run into those restrictions.

USING PASSES: If you have a pass, you will get an email from our streaming platform, CineSend, with instructionson how to set up your login details.

If you're watching on your computer, tablet, phone, or on your TV with a laptop and HDMI cord, you'll then log into watch.mkefilm.org to access all the films.

If you're using one of the Milwaukee Film apps for your TV, search for "Milwaukee Film" and download our app. Once you've installed the app of your choice, you can log in directly through our app.

USING TICKETS: Tickets to single films are available starting at 4 p.m. CT on Thursday, Oct. 15, through our online film guide. Click “view more” on the film you want to see, then click the “purchase ticket” button. After you check out, you can click the “watch online” link from your receipt to start watching immediately.

To watch on a computer, tablet, phone, or on your TV with a laptop and HDMI cord, go to watch.mkefilm.org adn enter your ticket code to start watching the film.

To watch through one of our TV apps, search for "Milwaukee Film" and download our app. Once you've installed the app of your choice, click through from your confirmation email to watch. When you get to the film page, click "Watch on a TV app" to get your ticket code. Then enter your ticket code on the TV app to start watching your film.

EVENTS: Our events will be available live through our viewing platform at watch.mkefilm.org, as well as through the Milwaukee Film YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter pages. All our virtual events are free! If you miss them live, they'll be archived on our YouTube page.


Visit mkefilm.org/help for much, much more detailed instructions – or ways you can connect to help from our wonderful staff.