The Milwaukee Film Festival made two big announcements this week. First Baseball Commission Allan H. (Bud) Selig and wife Suzanne L. Selig renewed their support of the festival for another three years, totaling $400,000, including $100,000 in 2011 and increasing to $150,000 in both 2012 and 2013. The Selig family was one of the first major supporters of the festival in 2008, committing $100,000 for each of the 2009 and 2010 festivals.
“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.”
In recognition of their support, The Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Award is given each year to the overall audience favorite film in the feature and short film categories. The 2010 winners were the critically acclaimed Waiting for ‘Superman’ (feature; dir. Davis Guggenheim) and exceedingly hilarious Drunk History: Tesla & Edison (short; dir. Jeremy Konner).
Secondly, the festival announced the dates for the third annual Milwaukee Film Festival, September 22 – October 2, 2011.