Milwaukee Film Festival

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Romeo is Bleeding

ROMEO IS BLEEDING, GROUNDED Wins Audience Award at Milwaukee Film Festival

The 7th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival concluded its 15-day run and ballots were tallied to determine the winners of the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Awards. The winners are Romeo is Bleeding directed by Jason Zeldes (pictured above) for Feature Film, and Grounded (Au Sol) directed by Alexis Michali for Short Film. Romeo is Bleeding is about how an explosive adaptation of Romeo and Juliet allows poet/mentor/creative director […]

NO ONE’S CHILD, LEMON, THE LOOK OF SILENCE Among 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Jury Award Winners

NO ONE’S CHILD, LEMON, THE LOOK OF SILENCE Among 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Jury Award Winners

The 7th Milwaukee Film Festival announced its 2015 Jury Award Winners on Sunday, with awards given out in both the Competition and Cream City Cinema programs. No One’s Child directed by Vuk Ršumović is the winner of the Herzfeld Competition Award.  No One’s Child, based on a remarkable true story, takes us deep into the mountains of Bosnia, where we’re introduced to a feral child living among the wolves. Upon his discovery in 1988, he is sent […]

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Unveils Entire Lineup, Opens with YOUTH, Closes with RAIDERS!

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Unveils Entire Lineup, Opens with YOUTH, Closes with RAIDERS!

The 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival unveiled its entire film lineup of 303 films (27 more than in 2014) – 118 features and 185 shorts – from 50 different countries.  Opening the festival is Youth (pictured above), the most recent work from Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, who earned the 2014 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with his film The Great Beauty. A beautifully shot drama, Youth follows Fred (Michael Caine), a retired longtime composer […]

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Spotlight Presentations Lineup incl. 7 CHINESE BROTHERS, BEATLES, UNCLE JOHN

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Spotlight Presentations Lineup incl. 7 CHINESE BROTHERS, BEATLES, UNCLE JOHN

The 7th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival announced its lineup for Spotlight Presentations, featuring eight documentary and fiction films.  Scheduled guests include: Bob Byington, director of the slacker comedy 7 Chinese Brothers starring Jason Schwartzman (pictured above); Sydney Sibilia, director of the Italian hit comedy I Can Quit Whenever I Want; and Ted Dintersmith, executive producer of Most Likely to Succeed. In addition, Lance Mackey, subject of the documentary The Great Alone, plans to attend with […]

8 Films on 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Competition Program incl. THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER, UNCERTAIN, IMPERIAL DREAMS

8 Films on 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Competition Program incl. THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER, UNCERTAIN, IMPERIAL DREAMS

The 7th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival’s lineup for the Competition Program will feature eight feature films including three documentary and five fiction.  Highlights of this year’s program include The Russian Woodpecker, winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s 2015 World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary. The debut film for writer, producer and director Chad Gracia, it follows Ukrainian Fedor Alexandrovich as he investigates the political and personal history surrounding his survival of Ukraine’s 1986 Chernobyl […]

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Shorter Is Better | Short Films Lineup

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Shorter Is Better | Short Films Lineup

The 7th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival announced its lineup for Shorter Is Better, a short film showcase comprised of eight themed programs, featuring 58 of the “best short stories told by filmmakers from all over the world, from all walks of life.” Milwaukee Film’s newest shorts programs, Sports Shorts. Shorts about Sports. and Stories We Tell, return for a second year, and will join programs: The Best Damn F*#@ing Midnight Program Ever. Sh*t., Date Night, […]