Milwaukee Film opens call for film festival entries

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:44 am

Milwaukee Film is seeking submissions for the fifth annual Milwaukee Film Festival, scheduled for Sept. 26 through Oct. 10.


The nonprofit organization will accept films of any genre and length through Monday, June 24, and does not require a fee for filmmakers interested in participating.

“Last year, our lack of an entry fee received a great response from the film community,” said Jonathan Jackson, artistic and executive director of Milwaukee Film. “We’d much rather see filmmakers use that money to complete their vision. And for us, it provides a much wider pool of films from which we can build the best festival possible.”

The winner of the festival’s Cream City Cinema Award, awarded each year to a Milwaukee filmmaker, will be ushered into Milwaukee Film’s Filmmaker-in-residence program. The program provides filmmakers the resources including mentoring, equipment and a production package, to create a film to debut at the festival.

The festival will award a separate $2,500 prize to the winner of the international Fiction Film Competition, which is judged by a panel of film professionals. Additional awards are distributed to filmmakers according to audience ratings.

The 2013 film festival will also bring back The Milwaukee Youth Show, which features short films created by filmmakers age 18 and younger.

To access the festival’s entry form and find more information about competition guidelines and eligibility, visit

For more information about the Milwaukee Film Festival, visit

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