Welcome to the Milwaukee Independent Film Society! We are all about building bridges in the Milwaukee Film Community, to support local filmmakers and to give them a voice and venue for their work. Through out the year we sponsor many events such as The Annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival which we started way back in 1994 and named BEST LOCAL FEST by Moviemaker Magazine, there are also monthly social activities and we host filmmaker screenings as well.  

Local Filmmaker Spotlight

  • New local comedy series is hitting the web with new episodes every Friday night. "Friday Night Weekly" A wild new comedy series is hitting the web with new episodes every Friday night. "Friday Night Weekly" takes a news show format and methodically turns it on its head through staged goofs, gags, skits, and some decidedly dark humor. "FNW" is the latest from Milwaukee-based King's Tower Productions and filmmaker Jozef K. Richards (The Amateur Monster Movie, The Wayward Sun) and streams 24/7 on the "King's Tower Channel", accessible through YouTube."Friday Night Weekly" is hosted by Jozef K. Richards, Makenzie Boettcher, and Matt Henry and features regular appearances by FNW Special Reporter Reuben Glaser, Ryan Dewerth as "The P.A.", and a side cast of many memorable faces including comedian Matt Mast as Matt ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2013, 1:12 PM by MKE Short Film Fest
  • 2013 MKE Short Film Festival winners What a great year, so many fantastic films. We thank our filmmakers, our supporters and those who came out. Here are this year's winners.    BEST FILM Time 2 Split by Fabrice Bracq    BEST WISCONSIN FILM Mason Jelly Jar by Van Campbell III    2nd Place/Honorary Mention Night in a Hotel by Daniel Kontur    Best Director Michael Viers (From The Darkness Theatre) Best Ensemble Melon Head    Best Actor Michael Denk (From The Darkness Theatre)    Best Actress Leopoldine Huyghues-Despointes (Atlantic Ave.)    Artistic Acheivement The Cucaranchula by Kate Balsey Audience FavoriteFrom The Darkness TheatreAgain, a great year. It was a difficult year for our judges with scores being so close. See you next year.
    Posted Oct 28, 2013, 11:30 AM by MKE Short Film Fest
  • 2013 Pace-setter Honorees The Milwaukee Independent Film Society (MIFS) established the Pace-setter Award five years ago to bestow upon persons that are dedicated to advancing filmmaking in Wisconsin.   This being an anniversary year, The Milwaukee Independent Film Society has chosen to honor both Dan Wilson and Susan Kerns.  Dan Wilson Dan Wilson co-founded The Milwaukee Independent Film Society as a way to help local filmmakers. Today he is also very active in the local filmmaking community lending a hand (or equipment) whenever called upon.  Bio: Dan Wilson has lived in Milwaukee all his life, and has been making images as long as he can remember. Particularly interested in the interplay between motion and still, his work often ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2013, 6:13 PM by MKE Short Film Fest
  • Film Making: The Art of Telling in Story, Image and Sound SB521A: Film Making: The Art of Telling in Story, Image and Sound This course examines each component of film—"The Story", "The Images", and "The Sound." Instruction includes editing techniques and use of sound. Students work in small teams to create a two-minute film from a randomly assigned subject. Screening and critique of each film reinforces the students' understanding of film language.Tuition: $205 ($180 before Sept. 28)Instructor: Ross Bigley Early Bird Registration ends Sept. 28REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS ONE WEEK BEFORE START OF CLASSAny class cancelled due to weather or instructor illness will be rescheduled one to two weeks after the conclusion of the class. To Register
    Posted Sep 10, 2013, 8:34 AM by MKE Short Film Fest
  • "THE WAYWARD SUN" - World Premiere! "THE WAYWARD SUN" - World Premiere! THURSDAY 8/29 ROSEBUD THEATER, 6823 W. North Avenue Show starts at 10:00pm, Doors open at 9:30All Tickets $5 - Purchase Online or at the box office.https://rosebudtickets.com/ (Select Aug 29th)Rated: Unrated (drug use, adult themes)A young woman named Wren finds herself lost in the desert after she and her two druggy friends flip their jeep in a remote part of Mexico. In their attempt to reach the nearest town by way of the desert, a symbolic journey unfolds as Wren begins to hallucinate, envisioning Death is stalking her in various forms: as a demon and an enchantress. From two Stellar local talents: Jozef Kyle Richards, the writer and ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2013, 9:16 AM by MKE Short Film Fest
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