Milwaukee Film now accepting entries for 2013 festival
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It’s no secret that the Milwaukee Film Festival is one of our favorite events of the year. After all, what’s not to love? Since 2008, Milwaukee Film has staged a world-class film fest that only keeps getting better; last year’s festival saw more than 50,000 filmgoers lining up to see 225 films from 47 countries. Alex Gibney’s devastating documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God made its U.S. premiere at the 15-day fest, and the Opening Night Party at Discovery World drew more than 2,400 people. Now, Milwaukee Film is gearing up for its 2013 festival—scheduled to run September 26 through October 10—by accepting entries in all genres, forms, and lengths. And there’s good news for starving filmmakers: once again, there is no submission fee.
“Last year, our lack of an entry fee received a great response from the film community,” says artistic and executive director Jonathan Jackson in a press release. “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.”
Local filmmakers should also take note of the festival’s Filmmaker-in-Residence program, which showers the winner of the Cream City Cinema award with a camera package from North American Camera (valued at over $10,000), post-production services from Independent (also valued at over $10,000), and mentoring and consulting services from Milwaukee Film and other industry pros.
The deadline for entries is June 24. An entry form and more information on the submission process can be found here.