Wisconsin Film Festival April 18th to 22nd 2012‏

posted Mar 18, 2012, 7:23 PM by MKE Short Film Fest

Thu 22 March
The Film Guide will be published in the Isthmus, and online at wifilmfest.org. Full descriptions of all the films (157 at last count), schedule grid, and more.

Sat 24 March
Tickets will go on sale starting at noon. Tickets can be ordered online and at the Festival Box Office in the Memorial Union, on the UW–Madison campus (800 Langdon St., second floor). Tickets are $8 general admission, and $5 with a valid student ID (university, college, high school, etc.).

The Festival staff is currently working to set up a different ticketing system online and in the Festival box office. If you plan to purchase tickets on the first day of sales, here’s a heads-up notice that you may want to allow yourself a little extra time on Saturday to familiarize yourself with the new check-out process.

Wed 18 April to Sun 22 April
It’s later in the year, but the 14th Wisconsin Film Festival will be all the better for it. Films will play on Wednesday starting at 6 pm; Thursday starting at 3:30 pm; Friday at 12:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday both at 11:00 am.

The Festival will play on nine screens: Monona Terrace Convention Center | Bartell Theatre | Madison Museum of Contemporary Art | Orpheum Theatre | Chazen Museum of Art | UW Cinematheque | Union South Marquee | Sundance Cinema.

What’s new: The University of Wisconsin has opened two new theaters for film and video: the Marquee inside the rebuilt Union South, and the Auditorium in the new wing of the Chazen Museum of Art. The Festival will not be screening films in the Chazen lecture hall as in recent years. The Memorial Union is soon to undergo renovations, and so the Wisconsin Union Theatre and Play Circle are not in the Festival this year. The Orpheum Theatre on State Street took on extensive construction that turned the Stage Door Theatre back into the Orpheum’s actual stage door. The Sundance Cinema in the Hilldale Mall will host Festival films on two screens. Thank you to all our venue partners, past and present, for opening your doors to the Wisconsin Film Festival.