The 13th Wisconsin Film Festival wrapped five days of screening 211 movies, presenting more than 120 filmmakers and special guests at the nine downtown Madison and campus theaters that opened their doors to 35,858 audience members.
The Argentinian film, Anita, was voted Audience Award for Best Narrative Film. In the film, Anita, an adult with Down Syndrome, must navigate the chaos that develops when a bomb explodes on a Buenos Aires street, separating her from her family.
Louder Than a Bomb, directed by Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel received the Audience Award for Best Documentary Film. The film documents hundreds of high schoolers from across Chicagoland competing in Louder Than a Bomb, an annual citywide poetry slam.
THE 2011 GOLDEN BADGER AWARDS
The Festival presented juried awards for films with Wisconsin connections:
2011 Golden Badgers for Wisconsin Student Filmmaking
Figure in Isolation
dir: Kaleb Durocher and Michelle Chrzanowski
Mary and Bill
dir: Andrew Napier
Under The Sun
dir: Emma Petersen
2011 Golden Badgers for Wisconsin Filmmaking
dir: Katherine Anna Balsley
dir: Derek Kimball
dir: Trevor Velin
Instrumental Video Nine
dir: Mike Winkelmann
In the Courtyard of the Beloved
dir: Andreas Burgess and Sadia Shepard
The Mushroom Sessions
dir: Adam Cosco
STEEP & BREW AUDIENCE AWARDS
Voted on by the audience attending the 2011 Wisconsin Film Festival:
Audience Award for Best Documentary Film
Louder Than a Bomb
dir: Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel
Audience Award for Best Narrative Film
dir: Marcos Carnevale
The next Wisconsin Film Festival will take place Wednesday, 18 April to Sunday, 22 April, 2012.