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Milwaukee Film's education department is hard at work presenting screenings to students, scouting opportunities for young filmmakers, and uniting film with the classroom! Read about what we've been up to and are working on here every month!



  • Every year, students who attend our Festival Education Screenings write essays about the films they saw, which are then entered into a contest. The winners are awarded gift certificates to our Oriental Theatre or local independent bookstores! Stay tuned next week as we’ll begin to unveil the winners and their works on the Milwaukee Film blog. Thanks to all the amazing students who participants for digging deep into the films they viewed at #MFF2018!







  • The past couple of weeks have seen us hold our inaugural Year- Round Education Screenings at the Oriental Theatre!. 1st-3rd graders saw an encore of our MFF2018 shorts program, Shorts: In My Neighborhood, 6th-8th graders viewed MFF2015 alum Landfill Harmonic and 9th-12th graders got a sneak preview of our upcoming release Biggest Little Farm.  We also held our first ever Bilingual screening with awesome post screening moderation from Marcela "Xela" Garcia, executive director of the Walker's Point Center of the Arts.








  • Our Year-Round Education Screenings were host to a mini-film premiere moment when students from Alexander Mitchell High School got to see their music video, "El Color De La Libertad" on the big screen for the first time with a special visit from their collaborator (and co-creator of the video) Mikal Floyd-Pruitt a.k.a. MC(Mikal)!


  • Our Year-Round Reel Talks (a program that brings filmmakers into local classrooms to talk about their creations and careers) conclude this month. We have seen a host of filmmakers inspiring students to create their own live action and animated short films! We even had our first "near-peer" Reel Talk where Milwaukee Youth Show alum Jacob Young discussed his film We All Bleed Red with students at Veritas High School.




  • Later this month, we’ll be announcing our Festival Education Screening dates! Do you have colleagues/friends/relatives who would love to be the first to get their hands on our request form once those dates are announced? Encourage them to sign up for our Education Newsletter!

  • We’ve also got a couple of exciting opportunities for young filmmakers, so if you know (or are) such a person, submit your work ASAP:

  1. Walker’s Point Center for the Arts’ Community Frames II: Moving Image Call for Art Submission is now live! The second year of WPCA’s moving image gallery will span June 7th-July 6th, 2019. (Note this friendly tip for your submission choice: This year, they’re most interested in displaying works that explore the ideas of community, identity, and voice.) Find out more about Community Frames and submit your work by May 10th at 11:59 p.m.!

  2. The Call For Entries for the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival is open through July 1st! Filmmakers 18 years of age and under can submit their films to our Milwaukee Youth Show!


Thanks for reading! Interested in getting involved with our Education offerings? Sign up for our Education Newsletter!

Posted by: Tom Fuchs