2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 12



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ANNOUNCING: Our Cream City Cinema Lineup

posted by MKE Film on August 22, 2017

The 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by Associated Bank, is excited to announce this year's Cream City Cinema program lineup, featuring the best features, shorts, and music videos from Milwaukee-based filmmakers. Check out the complete lineup below. Chasing Bubbles (USA | 2016 | Directors: Topher Cochrane, Alex Rust) At the age of 25, Alex Rust was successful, but unhappy. Forgoing the comfort of a solid career track, he decided to take a leap of faith on a global adventure beyond his wildest imagination. Trading his minivan for a small sailboat dubbed "Bubbles," Rust sets course

Announcing: The 2016 Cream City Cinema Lineup

posted by Milan Zori on August 23, 2016

Now in its eighth year, our Cream City Cinema program showcases the best new work from Milwaukee-based filmmakers and awards three juried cash prizes totaling $12,500, including the return of the $5,000 Cream City Cinema Jury Award. Cream City Cinema was co-programmed by our Artistic & Executive Director Jonathan Jackson and Programming & Education Director Cara Ogburn. Read the film descriptions, watch the trailers, then get a discounted Festival Pass or 6-Pack so you can see them all! THIS YEAR’S CREAM CITY CINEMA PROGRAM Presented by: John Axford Program Sponsors: Urban Milwaukee & WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public

Filmmakers! Attend our first Feedback Screening

posted by Milan Zori on February 9, 2016

Our last Filmmaker Services Event  was all about chats, beers, and trivia. Up next? A chance to see clips from a film-in-the-making and provide valuable peer feedback to its director. (With a Happy Hour beforehand.) What: Feedback Screening: Operation Wolf Patrol When: Tuesday, February 23 5pm - Happy Hour (and a Half) 6:30pm - film screening Where: Avalon Theater More info: Operation Wolf Patrol is a character-driven documentary that tells the story of eco-activist Rod Coronado as he emerges from prison and recommits himself to the protection of wild animals. Attendees will have the opportunity to see clips from

Cream City Cinema: James Tindell

posted by MKE Film on May 27, 2015

I recently sat down with Milwaukee Film Festival 2014 Cream City Cinema Jury Award winner, James Tindell (New Planet), to see what he’s been up to since winning. Did we mention that our Call for Entries is open now through June 22? Well, it is, so get to submitting your film and maybe this year you could win our Cream City Cinema Jury Prize! CO: So, first off, for anyone who missed the Milwaukee Show I at last year’s festival, tell us a bit about your film, New Planet. The

Attention Filmmakers: Get Feedback on your Works-in-Progress!

posted by MKE Film on May 1, 2015

Next up in our Year-round Filmmaker Services Events series are two Work-in-Progress Forums (May 21 and June 4, if you’re marking your calendars now!). We are now accepting interest in having work shown for feedback at these sessions. Work can be fiction, documentary, experimental, animation or even screenplays in development! (Screenplays will get a scene or two read at a table read of sorts.) This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your work in advance of submitting it to our festival (Call For Entries deadline for submissions is June 22, so these are timed

Cream City Cinema: Cris Siqueira

posted by MKE Film on July 28, 2014

Local filmmaker Cris Siquiera showed parts of her new documentary, MONGA * APE GIRL at our 2013 Works-in-Progress Forum (pictured above). Our Education Director Cara Ogburn caught up with her to see how the film is going… Hi Cris! And thanks for agreeing to be interviewed for our Cream City Cinema blog. First, for some of our readers who may not know you, can you introduce yourself briefly? How did you get into filmmaking? When and why did you come to Milwaukee? Hi Cara, and of course! I love the festival and Milwaukee Film.

Cream City Cinema: Michael Vollmann

posted by MKE Film on April 28, 2014

Milwaukee-based filmmaker Michael Vollmann was the recipient of our Filmmaker-in-Residence award last year for his short film Before You, and recently won the top prize for a Wisconsin-made film at the 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival. I sat down with him recently to learn about why he made his award-winning film, his thoughts on living in L.A., and his love for Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. What was the first filmmaking award you ever won? The very first filmmaking award I ever won was, as far as I know, a filmmaking award from