The Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival (MMFF) stands as a testament to the transformative power of storytelling through film by promoting understanding, empathy, and unity among all walks of life. MMFF celebrates the vibrant tapestry of Islamic culture and commemorates the shared human spirit that binds us all together, reinforcing the values of compassion, respect, and coexistence. 

Launched by the Milwaukee Muslim Women Coalition in 2015, the Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival shares films from around the world to encourage reflection, hold meaningful conversations, and celebrate the Muslim community and their experiences. The festival is one of only a handful of Muslim film festivals in the country and was founded by Janan Najeeb, the current president and founding member of the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition.

Milwaukee FIlm’s dedicated programming team has carefully curated eight films for this year’s Festival from across the globe that transcend countries, languages, and cultures while highlighting the common humanity among people of all races, ethnicities, and religious beliefs.

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All in-person screenings take place at the Oriental Theatre!


  • MMFF - 10/21
    Oriental Theatre

    A Gaza Weekend (Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival!)

    From acclaimed filmmaker Basil Khalil (Academy Award-nominated director of Ave Maria) comes this com...

    Director: Basil Khalil UK, Palestine | 2022 |

  • MMFF - 10/19
    Oriental Theatre

    Wisconsin Life: The Wisconsin Muslim Project (Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival!)

    In the all-new PBS Wisconsin special, Wisconsin Life: The Wisconsin Muslim Project, audiences are in...

    United States | 2023 |

  • MMFF - 10/20
    Oriental Theatre

    In Search of Bengali Harlem (Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival)

    As a teenager in 1980s Harlem, Alaudin Ullah was swept up in the revolutionary energy of early hip-h...

    Director: Vivek Bald, Alaudin Ullah United States | 2022 |

  • MMFF - 10/21
    Oriental Theatre

    My Maysoon (Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival!)

    Filmmaker Batoul Karbijha uses making a film about her disappeared sister as a means of finding out ...

    Director: Batoul Karbijha Netherlands | 2023 |

  • MMFF - 10/21
    Oriental Theatre

    Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush (Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival!)

    Desperate to help her son, Rabiye Kurnaz, a housewife and loving mother from Bremen, goes to the pol...

    Director: Andreas Dresen Germany, France | 2022 |

  • MMFF - 10/22
    Oriental Theatre

    The Neighborhood Storyteller (Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival!)

    War tragically pushed Asmaa out of her home country, Syria, where her destiny had been written as a ...

    Director: Alejandra Alcala Jordan | 2022 |

  • MMFF - 10/22
    Oriental Theatre

    Harka (Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival!)

    Dreaming of a better life, Ali makes a precarious living selling contraband gas on the streets of Tu...

    Director: Lotfy Nathan France | 2022 |

  • MMFF - 10/22
    Oriental Theatre

    Draw Me Egypt - Doaa El-Adl, A Stroke of Freedom (Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival!)

    Doaa el-Adl is one the most prominent of the very few female cartoonists in the Arab world. Draw me ...

    Director: Nada Riyadh Egypt | 2023 |