Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:54 am
Bud and Suzanne Selig have renewed their support of the Milwaukee Film festival for another three years; a gift totaling $400,000 including $100,000 this year and $150,000 in 2012 and 2013.
“Sue and I have been very pleased to see many other supporters of the arts join us at the Milwaukee Film Festival in recent years,” said Bud Selig. “The Milwaukee Film Festival has become a very enjoyable platform for the people of our city, and we are looking forward to being a part of the event again and continuing its growth.”
The Selig family was one of the first major supporters of the festival in 2008. They committed $200,000 for the 2009 and 2010 festivals.
In recognition of the gift, the Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne Selig Audience Award is given each year to the overall audience favorite film in the feature and short film categories. The 2010 winners included Waiting for Superman and Drunk History: Tesla & Edison.
The 2011 Milwaukee Film Festival will be held Sept. 22 through Oct. 2.