GET READY FOR THE GREATEST LINE UP OF FILMS IN THE MILWAUKEE AREA.
The smallest WORLD CLASS Festival.
OVER 30 FILMS SHOWN IN TWO DAYS.
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Date: October 29th and 30th, 2010
Location: The Milwaukee Art Museum's Lubar Auditorium (FILMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)
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.
Named "Best Local Festival" by
The Line Up.
Session 1: Friday 10/29 5pm
Crossing the Lake
Directed by: Jerry LaBuy (MKE) 25 min
After years of making excuses and putting his life on-hold, grocery store clerk Patrick Turkel decides to stop living in his own head and act on a rather elaborate, and very dangerous, childhood dream.
Directed by: Carlo Besasie (MKE) 20 min
When a charming, world famous concert violinist comes to town for a concert series, a lonely bag boy attempts to impersonate him in an attempt to improve his love life.
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I Am A Fat Cat (MKE Premiere)
Directed by: Alex Brook Lynn (N.Y.) 20 min
These are the fat cats, lost people dreaming big about the wrong things.
The Line (MKE Premiere)
Directed by: Joe Petrilla (N.Y.) 09 min
The Line is a film about growing up and growing old. A man on the verge of suicide and a boy with a violent imagination meet at the center of a long bridge. There, each may find fulfillment, or at least some new understanding of what lies ahead.
Session 2: Friday 10/29 7pm
OPENING NIGHT EVENT!
David Luhrssen 2010 Pace-setter Honoree.
Plus Milwaukee Premieres of Milwaukee Films.
Directed by Donald Arthur Ford (MKE) 23 min
Embattled Milwaukee Police Officer Tommie Maloteck (Tom Lodewyck) is assigned to protect Jimmy Shaw (Ty Sutherland), an innocent teenage boy who witnessed a heinous crime committed by corrupt narcotics cops, Detective Paul Wiley (Kevin Croak) and his partner Greg Baker (Gary Kriesel). The three cops are linked by a dark secret in their past. Tommie wrestles with his inner demons while Wiley and his team close in to snuff out the innocent boy. Tommie must decide between the boy he is assigned to protect or his history and the loyalty to the unwritten code among Cops.
Mozambique (MKE Premiere)
Alcides Soares was seventeen years old when he directed "Mozambique." He was chosen by American TV writer and executive producer, Neal Baer (ER, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and director Christopher Zalla (Sundance award winning "Padre Neustros") to make a film about his life as an AIDS orphan, searching to find a family after his parents have died. Alcides lives in Maputo, Mozambique and is finishing high school. He plans to study filmmaking and architecture in college.
Directed by: Alcides Soares (U S A /Mozambique)14 min
Alcides Soares is a sixteen-year-old AIDS orphan, one of half a million living in Mozambique today. An American television writer (Neal Baer) and movie director (Chris Zalla) gave Alcides a movie camera and taught him how to shoot. The result is a moving chronicle directed by ...Alcides himself. His journey...
Gold Digger (MKE Premiere)
Directed by: Karen Lindholm-Rynkiewicz (MKE) 18 min
Five sisters travel by train to visit their father to convince him not to remarry.
Indefinite (MKE Premiere)
Directed by Jason Williams & Christopher Kuiper (MKE) 20 min
A battle over mysterious orange vials between Jonas (Joe Fransee) and Otto (R. Michael Gull) with his crew. Caught in-between is Jonas' girlfriend Amber (Emily Margaret Heitzer) whom pays a brutal price for his actions. Out of the melee a new contender rises, the "Man in the Mask", to battle for the power of the vials. Otto must regain the vials to protect himself before the evil J-Corp empire finds him.
Pesticide (MKE Premiere)
Directed by: Eric Gerber (L.A.) 05 min
One man explores a new method of pest control...
Step - Ja-Can. (MKE Premiere)
Directed by Shalyse Dominique
Music video to the song Step by Ja-Can.
9:15PM MIFS FEATURE FILM PREMIERE:
PORT OF CALL
Port of Call, a multi-dimensional comedy, follows the story of Gary Patterson and friends as they attempt to return an ancient relic, the Holy Dice Cup of Antioch, to its rightful owners. In the process the group visits other dimensions where they battle demons, Sa...tan, mimes and the most fearsome creature in the known universe…Gary’s ex!
Glen Popple & Adrian Lilly
David Oplinger, Laura Lynn McDonald, Jane Ramage, Christopher Nicholas, Rex Sikes and Jason Powell
Before the film begins we'll have a special presentation of the Kyle Richards film:
The Amateur Monster Movie.
This is a fundraiser to help Kyle acquire the money needed for the post-production of his film. The first 10 minutes of Amateur Monster Movie will be shown.
The Milwaukee Independent Film Society (MIFS) was established as a non-profit corporation in 1998 to help filmmakers finish their projects. In 2009 the MIFS has reorganized to continue and expand it's mission to advance filmmaking in Wisconsin.
After Party at
The Ale House 11PM
233 North Water Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - (414) 226-2337
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Judges for 2010
Annemarie Sawkins is associate curator at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University where she also teaches art history. A frequent juror and portfolio reviewer, Annemarie has had fun being a foreign voice in a couple Milwaukee shorts and is looking forward to reviewing this years films.
David Streit has a BA in dramatic literature from Lawrence University, Streit was in the first class of MFA candidates at NYU Film School. Professionally, he started as a cinematographer, becoming an operator in camera local 644, working also as an assistant director and location manager. As producer, he began in New York in independent features.
His first line producing was on ROCKERS. Shot entirely on location in Jamaica, it played at the Cannes Film Festival in 1978. Soon thereafter, and based in Los Angeles, he began alternating between UPM on larger features and Line Producing independents. Significant production and producing credits include: ALAMBRISTA! (Associate Producer); THE PROWLER, (Executive Producer); HANDGUN, (Producer); PARIS, TEXAS, (Production Manager); YURI NOSENKO, KGB, (Associate Producer); THE RIVER'S EDGE (Co-Producer/UPM); PASS THE AMMO, (Executive Producer); FIRES WITHIN, (Associate Producer); INTERNAL AFFAIRS (Co-Producer); DEEP COVER (Line Producer); THE MARRYING MAN (Executive Producer);HEAR NO EVIL (UPM); CAMP NOWHERE,(UPM/Associate Producer); SPECIES Executive Producer/UPM); STEAL BIG, STEAL LITTLE (UPM); THE BEAUTICIAN AND THE BEAST, (UPM); JURASSIC PARK III (UPM).
Shalyse Dominique is a respected Milwaukee film producer with Reign Supreme Entertainment. She's produced the films How High, Hack, Photo Agency International, Modus Operandi and Petty Cash. Shalyse also does music under the name Kohe.
Cyn Dulay is Founder and President of Stormynight, LLC. Established in September 2009. Dulay has 15 years business management and 6 years as an independent film producer.
Stormynight is a multimedia entertainment company that specializes in independent motion pictures. Stormynight is involved in all facets of film production from conception, development, production and financing of independent film and television productions. Stormynight’s main goal is to make commercially viable films that combine established and emerging talents in the industry.
Dulay spent the last 6 years acting in a total of 27 independent and studio films. In 2004, she took on the role of film producer. To date, Dulay has produced, executive produced and financed 17 feature length films, 3 television pilots, and 3 independent shorts. Several films have received distribution deals through Warner Bros., Finnkino, and Triumphant Pictures. In 2008, she co-produced with writer/producer Cathy Rubey of Irish Peanut Productions and director Stephen Polk of Providence Productions (Pirate Camp, Black Dahlia) on a drama feature film titled, “Baggage” (Cheryl Ladd, Barry Bostwick) receiving worldwide distribution and currently in film festival circuit and will premiere on the Lifetime Channel this November.
In September 2009, Stormynight has partnered with Penny Road Pictures (The Insatiable) and Sweet Pea Productions who brought in Writer/Director Omar McClinton (The Dark Knight, Frailty, Scary Movie 2, Witless Protection, Ugly Betty, Xena The Warrior Princess) to launch a 3D Animated Feature Film “Stork”, starring Ed Asner (UP, Elf, Mary Tyler Moore Show). Stork casts members also include, Tim Kazurinsky (Saturday Night Live), Joyce De Witt (Three‘s Company), Brian Bloom (The A-Team, CSI), Kim Fields (The Facts Of Life, Different Strokes), and Larry Thomas (Seinfeld‘s Soup Nazi, Austin Powers, Postal). Not only does Stork Productions have an award winning casts, but also an award winning visual effects company, Pixel Magic (Good Luck Chuck, Rush Hour 3, 300, Blood Diamond, Elektra) and award winning art department, Heroic Age Studios ( Lucas’ Film Darth Vader, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, DC Comic‘s Batman, Marvel Comic’s Spider-man, and Hanna Barbera’s Scooby-Doo).
Timothy Lonsdale grew up in Manitowoc, writer/director Timothy Lonsdale considers himself a Wisconsin native. After three years as a radio communications sergeant with the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret), he received a B.A. and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Three years in Dallas lead to an M.F.A. in Theatre (Acting) from Southern Methodist University, work in the Dallas TV series, the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, as well as radio and TV commercials and a Midwest tour playing Dickinson in 1776.
After moving to New York, Lonsdale was accepted into the Directors Guild of America Training Program. A member of the DGA for 25 years, he has worked as an Assistant Director for scores of directors including Martin Scorsese, Barry Sonnenfeld, M. Night Shyamalan and several Emmy/DGA Award winners. He has directed for Charmed (Aaron Spelling and Warner Bros.) and is attached to direct a feature screenplay that he has written.
Significant production credits as an Assistant Director include: Hudson Hawk, Lost in Yonkers, Species, Charmed, Ghost Whisperer, The District, Eli Stone, Pushing Daisies, and most recently, four seasons on My Boys for Sony/TBS. And Comedy Centrals's upcoming Kroc.
The films are judged on the three merits of:
- technical skill
- artistic representation
- entertainment value.
The judges rank each film and then return the scores to be tallied by the film fest directors. The judges also consider the cast of each film for Best Actor/Actress/Ensemble Award.
The Audience Favorite film is picked by the audience on the closing night of the festival. The votes are tabulated and the film awarded that evening.