We focus on fostering film talent. We not only give film makers a place to exhibit their work but also serve as an outlet for them to be viewed and enjoyed. Over our history we have programmed more than 500 short and feature length films.

If you were ever part of this great place we call Wisconsin, we would love to have you submit a film. Wisconsin has been and still is home to some wonderfully creative people and we would love to have you showcase your work with us.

"Celebrating Wisconsin Film Talent" for over seventeen years!

While we do not have cash prizes our categories are judged by a panel including college film school educators, writers, cinematographers, and local media.

"Best of" each category is awarded.

Films/film makers must have a connection to Wisconsin to qualify to screen at our event this is what makes our event unique!

Such as:
- A member of the creative team (writer, director or producer) must be a past or present Wisconsin resident.
OR
- Lead actor/actress must be past or present Wisconsin resident
OR
- The film must have been produced in Wisconsin.

Overall Rating
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  • Melonie Gartner

    This festival is very near and dear to my heart and, in my opinion, one of the most popular in Wisconsin. As usual, great lineup. The fancy Wrap Party was a bonus. They outdid themselves again this year!

    February 2018
  • Mark Kerins

    A fun Wisconsin-centered festival. Good screening venue, and I love that there's only one screening going on at a time so everyone's together. Great communication throughout the process running up to the fest (even accommodating when I wanted to switch out a video file after the deadline), professionally run, and Q&A at each screening.

    The Saturday after-party is a must, had free food and beer and most of the filmmakers stuck around to mingle and chat with each other and the audience. Only minor knock is that the quality of films varied pretty dramatically; on the other hand each block had some gems and there's a sort of charm to the way they try to get a mix of experienced filmmakers, students, and even those taking their first stab at making a film - it's a place where everyone is encouraging and welcoming, and wants film to feel accessible rather than like something only experts can do.

    February 2018