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Work For The 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival

posted by MKE Film on April 13, 2016

Seems like only yesterday we were ending our 2015 film festival. All of the sudden it's April, and we're ramping up for 2016's epic Milwaukee Film Festival. Which means we need to start filling some very important positions to make this annual event possible: PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR Seasonal position • Starts: May 2  • Ends: Oct 14 (application review begins April 18) YOUTH EDUCATION COORDINATOR Seasonal, part-time position • Starts: May 16 • Ends: Oct 31 (application closes April 26) PUBLIC FORUMS COORDINATOR Seasonal, part-time position • Starts: May 31 • Ends: Oct 21 (application closes May 9) FILMMAKER SERVICES COORDINATOR Seasonal, part-time position



MFF2015 Adds Bay View's Avalon Theater

posted by MKE Film on May 18, 2015

Photo by Mark Strube. Milwaukee Film announced Thursday the addition of the newly renovated Avalon Theater to the 7th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Avalon Theater will join the Landmark Oriental Theatre, Landmark Downer Theatre, Times Cinema, and Fox-Bay Cinema Grill for the 2015 festival (September 24 – October 8), marking the first time in the Festival’s history that it has operated in five different cinemas. “At Milwaukee Film, our mission is really to celebrate not only film, but also our amazing city, and so we’re thrilled



MFF2015 Passes & Ticket 6-PACKS on sale now!

posted by MKE Film on May 14, 2015

As of midnight, FESTIVAL PASSES & TICKET 6-PACKS for the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival are officially on sale! This first wave of ticket sales features the lowest prices of the year. Sales are available exclusively through mkefilm.org/tickets. Buying your passes and ticket 6-packs early also means you save money. We’re talking up to 25% off the festival pass price for Milwaukee Film Members and 10% for the general public. (Not a member yet? Join us for never-ending discounts.) And remember—the longer you wait, the smaller your discount gets! Click here to buy a festival



Be Our Next Cream City Cinema Jury Award Winner

posted by MKE Film on April 7, 2015

Did you know that the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival call for entries is officially open? Well, it is, and that means you should submit your film! For the fourth year in a row, we are offering free submission for all films and promising to award at least $16,000 in cash awards this year. For reals. To continue to inspire and promote filmmaking in southeastern Wisconsin, we also expanded our Cream City Cinema program category eligibility requirements. Milwaukee Film will give a $5,000 cash award to the locally-based director of the film selected as the Cream



MFF 2015 Dates Announced: September 24 – October 8

posted by MKE Film on January 21, 2015

Mark your calendars–the 7th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival takes place September 24 to October 8, 2015! Our 15-day festival continues with wide-ranging feature films, shorts programs, education screenings, post-film conversations, and insightful panel discussions. Milwaukee Film is also thrilled to announce that Bud and Sue Selig have renewed their support of the Milwaukee Film Festival for another three consecutive years, pledging $150,000 annually for 2015, 2016, and 2017. The Selig family was one of the first major supporters when the festival began in 2009, committing $100,000 for each of the 2009, 2010,



MFF 2014 Announces Audience Award Winners

posted by MKE Film on October 14, 2014

The 6th annual Milwaukee Film Festival may be over but there's still plenty to celebrate, including the announcement of the Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Award winners. Our wonderful festival attendees cast their ballots and the winners are: Feature Film: Alive Inside (Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett) Short Film: The Numberlys (Directors: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg) This year’s festival presented 275 films from 63 countries at four venues and on five screens and saw 16% growth in overall event attendance–64,187 in 2014, compared to 55,194 in 2013. Public film screenings included a total of 52,986 attendees, while private



Announcing Oscar-Winner John Ridley at MFF 2014

posted by MKE Film on September 24, 2014

With only one day until the start of the 6th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, we're announcing the attendance of Oscar-winning filmmaker, John Ridley! Born and raised in Milwaukee, Ridley received an Academy Award this year for Best Adapted Screenplay for the powerful and moving film, 12 Years a Slave. Written and directed by Ridley, Jimi: All Is By My Side, is the festival Centerpiece with a single screening taking place on Saturday, October 4, 7pm at the Oriental Theatre. His intimate portrait of rock legend Jimi Hendrix, portrayed by Outkast’s André Benjamin, follows a



Announcing MFF 2014 Festival Guests

posted by MKE Film on September 18, 2014

We're thrilled to announce that 113 out-of-town guests are scheduled to attend the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival! Festival guests (filmmakers, actors, film subjects, panelists and critics), bring with them the opportunity for audience members to engage--not only with the creators and stars--but with the films themselves through interaction and a deeper level of connection. Attending the festival and adding significantly to audience interaction are the directors and subjects for two of the year’s most critically acclaimed documentaries–Debra Granik’s Stray Dog and Marshall Curry’s Point and Shoot. Both Oscar-nominated filmmakers are scheduled to attend screenings