Pizza Sutra is a collective of film makers and pizza reviewers from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the past 5 years, the team has produced many short films and over 50 frozen pizza review episodes. Our 2021 film, "The Lonely Ones" won the Milwaukee 48 hour film project and was shown in Washington D.C. (the whole crew even roadtripped to it!). The team is full of immensely talented writers, cinematographers, actors, musicians, and prop makers and we're amazed by their talent! Film has an ability to bring people of so many different talents together to make weird, beautiful, and amazing thing. We've seen it first hand.

Since we feel so strongly about film, we decided "LET'S HAVE OUR OWN FILM FEST!".

So... that's what we're doing! We're hosting the inaugural Pizza Sutra Short Film fest! will be hosted this summer in Cudahy, Wisconsin and feature 4 blocks of short films. One block will be dedicated to Wisconsin filmed shorts and another for student film submissions!

We will be screening a day’s worth of short films in the heart of Cudahy, Wisconsin at X-Ray Arcade. This popular (and very famous) music venue also doubles as a pretty sweet movie theatre with a large projection screen and state of the art sound. Did we mention X-Ray has a bunch of arcade games?! X-Ray is the perfect venue for our do-it-yourself punk rock attitude. We believe in passion. Whether that’s music, art, or film…do what you love!

We will also have pizza, pizza themed drinks, giveaways, and a ton of other fun stuff!

There will be awards (and trophies) for the following categories:

-Best Film
-Runner Up Best Film
-Audience Choice
-Best #Hometeam Wisconsin Short
-Best Student Short

All submitted films must be under 15 min in total run time. Films already available for public viewing will be accepted. Film makers need not attend physical event, but it is encouraged! (We'll buy you a beer). All genres and subject matters will be considered for screening and awards.

1. When film was made
2.City/town/village film was made
3. If film is online to the public
4. format(digital, film, animation)

Overall Rating
  • Thank you so much to the entire team at Pizza Sutra Short Film Fest! It was an incredible honor to have our Milwaukee Premiere at your fest and truly a wonderful fest it is! Excited to see how you all grow! Thank you for making Assaman an Official Selection and our finalist status for our film was a beautiful experience. Cheers to you all!

    September 2023
  • Unique and fun festival! Very enjoyable selections and the details in the marketing/design of the overall event was very thought out. Highly recommend!

    September 2023
  • Ravin Vythelingum

    A fantastic festival, excellent communication. I wish all festivals were like these guys. Sending them big love!!!

    September 2023
  • Great folks! Excellent communication and promotion and very fun event. Loved that we were included in the first one!

    August 2023
  • Although I couldn't attend, it looked like a ton of fun! Great communication from the team. I really wish I could have been there in person.

    August 2023