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In direct response to the current economic and health crisis in our country and industry, the organization has opened applications for the Brico Forward Fund - Emergency Relief offering a total of $50,000 to be distributed for filmmakers.  

The Brico Forward Fund - Emergency Relief was established to aid projects that have been stalled or halted as a direct result of COVID-19. The goal is to put funding straight into the local film industry through paying crew, hiring editors, renting equipment, and other operational needs. More information on the Brico Forward Fund - Emergency Relief and applications can be found online at mkefilm.org/brico.  

“We are very excited for all the films and projects recognized this year,” said Cara Ogburn, artistic director for Milwaukee Film. “The filmmaking industry is facing many challenges and hurdles at the moment. The generous support Milwaukee Film receives for all these awards is vital to keeping creative projects moving forward.”  

For 2020, 10 Brico Forward Fund recipients have been awarded $50,000 in cash as well as nearly $52,000 of in-kind sponsor-donated production resources and services. Since the inception of the Brico Forward Fund in 2015, more than $750,000 in cash and donated production services has been awarded to local projects in development or production. An external, independent jury of film industry professionals reviews applications by residents of the M7 counties (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Kenosha, Racine, Ozaukee, Walworth, or Washington). 


Brico Forward Fund Award winners recognized include— 

 

  • Manner (Lori Felker) - $10,000 cash, consultation services from Independent Studios, legal services from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren.  

 

  • Cycle: The Right to Remain Violent (Laura Dyan Kezman) - $7,500 cash, consultation services from Independent Studios, legal services from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren 

 

  • Many Shades of Brown (Anna Scott) - $7,500 cash, consultation services from Independent Studios, legal services from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren 

 

  • Out of the Picture (Mary Louise Schumacher) - $7,500 cash, consultation services from Independent Studios, legal services from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren 

 

  • Black Strings (Marquise Mays) - $5,000 cash, $7,000 Electric Sun, $5,000 North American Camera, consultation services from Independent Studios, legal services from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren 

 

  • A Valley Without Trees (Janelle VanderKelen) - $2,500 cash, $3,000 Electric Sun, consultation services from Independent Studios, legal services from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren 

 

  • Achoques (Mike Gibisser) - $2,500 cash, $10,000 Electric Sun, $5,000 North American Camera, $2,000 Misty Mountain Audio, consultation services from Independent Studios, legal services from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren 

 

  • Double Exposure (Barry Poltermann) - $2,500 cash, consultation services from Independent Studios, legal services from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren 

 

  • One Foot In (Eric Schabla) - $2,500 cash, consultation services from Independent Studios, legal services from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren 

 

  • Scapegoat (Jay Beckman) - $2,500 cash, consultation services from Independent Studios, legal services from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren 

 

 


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Posted by: Tom Fuchs