MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE
MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE

The 8th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, announced the winners of the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Awards in addition to the Jury Award Winners, which were announced at the Filmmaker Awards Brunch.

2016 ALLAN H. (BUD) AND SUZANNE L. SELIG AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

Feature Film
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (dirs. Rita Coburn-Whack, Bob Hercules)

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise played in the Black Lens Program and Executive Producer Raymond C. Lambert attended the festival. Maya Angelou, a genuine American icon, receives the moving and personal portrait she so richly deserves in this documentary focusing on her prolific accomplishments.

Short Film
Joe’s Violin (dir. Kahane Cooperman)

Joe’s Violin screened in Shorter Is Better’s Shorts: Stranger Than Fiction program and tells the story of a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor who donates his violin of 70 years to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old schoolgirl from the Bronx and unexpectedly his own.

 

2016 MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL JURY AWARDS

Abele Catalyst Award
Katie Heil

Black Lens Jury Award ($5,000 cash)
Can You Dig This (dir. Delila Vallot)

Brico Forward Fund Winners ($50,000 cash, $96,000 in production services)
Give Me Liberty (dir. Kirill Mikhanovsky)
$20,000 cash, $10,000 from North American Camera, and legal consultation with Dan Kattman of Reinhart Boerner van Deuren, s.c.

Plucked (dir. Joel Van Haren)
$15,000 cash, $10,000 from Independent, and legal consultation with Dan Kattman of Reinhart Boerner van Deuren, s.c.

Black Box (dir. Jon Phillips)
$2,500 cash, $5,000 from North American Camera, $10,000 from RDI Stages, $5,000 from Electric Sun, and legal consultation with Dan Kattman of Reinhart Boerner van Deuren, s.c.

Popper Baxton’s Sickly Stew (dir. John Roberts)
$2,500 cash, $10,000 from Electric Sun, and legal consultation with Dan Kattman of Reinhart Boerner van Deuren, s.c.

Kaukauna & King: 50 Years Later (dir. Joanne Williams)
$2,500 cash, $5,000 from North American Camera, $5,000 from Electric Sun, and legal consultation with Dan Kattman of Reinhart Boerner van Deuren, s.c.

Mothers for Justice (dir. Erik Ljung)
$2,500 cash, $6,000 from RDI Stages, and legal consultation with Dan Kattman of Reinhart Boerner van Deuren, s.c.

Lunar Lords (dir. Kyle James)
$2,500 cash, $5,000 Independent, and legal consultation with Dan Kattman of Reinhart Boerner van Deuren, s.c.

A Walk With My Brother (dir. Sitora Takanaev)
$2,500 cash, $5,000 from Independent, and legal consultation with Dan Kattman of Reinhart Boerner van Deuren, s.c.

Cream City Cinema College Filmmaker Award ($2,500 cash)
Sterile (dir. Matthew Klein)

Cream City Cinema Jury Award ($5,000 cash)
Twin Sister (Jimagua) (dir. Sitora Takanaev)

Documentary Jury Award ($5,000 cash)
NUTS! (dir. Penny Lane)

Herzfeld Competition Award ($10,000 cash)
The Fits (dir. Anna Rose Holmer)

Kids Choice Short Film Award ($1,000 cash)
MOOM (dirs. Robert Kondo, Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi)

Milwaukee Music Video Award ($5,000 cash)
Webster X – Lately (dirs. Damien Blue, Cody LaPlant)

Shorter Is Better Award ($1,000 cash)
Bird Hearts (Fuglehjerter) (dir. Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel)

Pitch Us Your Doc! Contest Winner ($1,000 cash)
Malignant Practice (dir. Kristin Catalano)

 

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