2003 MSFF Archive

We Held Two festivals in 2003. One in June, the other in November. Records for the June festival are incomplete.
 
 
 
Date: June 7th, 2003
 
Location: Bean Head Cafe
              1835 N Martin Luther King  
 
Our Goal: To spotlight emerging artists, and give a focus to Midwest filmmakers.

Created by local and independent filmmakers, the Milwaukee Short Film Festival is proud to provide local talent with a venue for their work to be seen. Through community support, we are able to put on this festival every year.
 
Press Release:
 
 

Films:
Every Waking Hour
by Andrew Rosas
 
 
A Cheese Box In Milwaukee
by Daniel Day
 
Frozen Moment
by Eric Gerber
 
 
Take A Chance
by Michael Moynihan
watch film here:
 
 
A Stranger's Place
by Jill Cothern
 
The Language Lesson
by Michael John Moynihan
 
East Saint Paul
by Andrew Rosas
 
 
 
Hell is Other People
by Lisa D. Gildehaus
 
Lisa D. Gildehaus videos:
 
 
 
 

4th Milwaukee Short Film Festival Awards:
 
Best Film: A Cheese Box In Milwaukee
by Daniel Day
 
Press Release:
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5th Milwaukee Short Film Festival Awards:
 
Best Film: Gaucher
by Jeff Fitzsimmons
 
Honorary Mention: Dreams of America
by Christopher Zahn
 
Honorary Mention (acting): Mariko Ujihisa
(Dreams of America)  
 
 
Date: Friday Nov 21st, 2003
 
Location: Bean Head Cafe
               1835 N MLK Jr Dr.                
 
Our Goal: To spotlight emerging artists, and give a focus to Midwest filmmakers.

Created by local and independent filmmakers, the Milwaukee Short Film Festival is proud to provide local talent with a venue for their work to be seen. Through community support, we are able to put on this festival every year.
 
 
Forever Wonder (Whitefish Bay)
by Christopher Zahn
I produced this film at the point where I thought I had A.D.D. because I couldn't focus my mind. People in general process more than one thought at one instance and thats where this film generates from.

Broshennye (Milwaukee)
by Andrew Rosas
Since the fall of Communism in the Soviet Union, many Russian families have been left behind in the financial depression.The lack of social programs such as social security to provide care for the elderly has left this responsibility to their families. Many familes can scarcely support their families much less their elderly parents who need constant care, I visited one such hospital an hour north of St. Petersburg.
 
Andrew Rosas' IMDb page:


"OOOh. . .Doctor!" (Milwaukee)
by Mariko Ujihisa
A boy has an old obsession with his high school crush, and he confesses details of a recent stalking to his new doctor.

Solvay (Milwaukee)
by Eric Gerber
When everything is gone, all that's left are memories of Solvay.

The Optic Nerve (Milwaukee)
by Kyle Altadonna
no information given.

The Frightful Spider (Milwaukee)
by Tate Bunker
Based on the nursery rhyme of Miss Muffet. I wanted the film to be as close to dance as film could be.
 
Watch the film here:


Entanglements (Glendale)
by Ki -Seub Shin
An experimental essay about egoism in our lives, since a lot of big and small troubles all over the world between a person to person, or nation to nation, there is no reason for that.

Kevin Verosa (Milwaukee)
by Bradley Scott Sullivan
A young man with a tortured childhood and haunting memories does everything he can to prevent his hate from spreading even further.

That I Am
by Brian Lewis (Milwaukee)
A young man is forced to deal with the insecurity brought on by the strained relationship with his mother.

Concupisence (Milwaukee)
by Sean Kafer
no information given
 


Date: Saturday Nov 22nd, 2003

 
Degrade (Milwaukee)
by Kookhee Choi
Experimental descriptions of an alley which we may encounter everyday life, getting clear and realistic from abstract images and sound.

Museum of Sleep (Milwaukee)
by Eric Gerber
This video explores the abandoned Milwaukee Solvay Coke Co. An industry developed in the late 1800's and was used primarily for coal manufacturing. It has since been forgotten.

Resistance (Chicago)
by Peter Dolan
Mir-No lives in the city, hiding from a fate she won't accept. Her sister, Kel-Er hunts Mir-No in a local nightclub.
 
 
Dirty Job 2: Dead As I Wanna Be (Milwaukee)
by Ross Bigley
The second in a series of 5 films. Special Agent Michelle of the DSI polices a hidden demon population living amoungst us. Her mission, to kill everyone, but not everyone will stay dead.

Homage to Ourselves (Milwaukee)
by Stacy Barton
An experimental documentary which conveys a man's connection to his past, his family members long gone.

Memory Process (Milwaukee)
by Adrian Quezaire
A man sits motionless as his mind races through the past, present and future.

Gaucher (AKA "Lefty:) (Milwaukee)
by Jeff Fitzsimmons
A dark comedy set in 1960's France. A pathetic man who has accomplished nothing in life wants desperately to address his shortcomings by forcing his children to succed where he could not, but he has no children, he only has a cat.
 
IMDb page:


Dreams of America (Whitefish Bay)
by Christopher Zahn
I wanted to capture the hopes and dreams of the main character, Mariko Ujihisa. Since she was a little girl she had dreams of coming to America, but everyone would tell her to stop dreaming, but she didn't.
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