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2011 MIFS Archive

2011 started with the debut of our brand new website.
 
The Milwaukee Mad March Music Mini-Movie Festival returned in March 2011.
You can read about the line up and winners here:
 
 
In the spring of 2011, MIFS president Ross Bigley was asked by MARN to help develop a Kino cell for Milwaukee. Working with Kathy Fischer they developed the program for the monthly film screening for MARN.
 
View website:
 
June 2011, MIFS sponsored an event with Boswell Books. A book signing with Robert K. Elder for his book, The Film That Changed My Life.
 
View event info here:
 
Later in June, MIFS president Ross Bigley held MIFS's first filmmaking workshop, "Film Making: The Art of Telling in Story, Image and Sound". This workshop was based on his class of the same name that he teaches at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Attendees learn the craft of storytelling, the process of producing a film by learning breakdowns and budgeting, and share a first hand  experience with a Director of Photography in studying camera placement. Workshop participants also learn editing by cutting together clips they have shot.
 
The Milwaukee Short Film Festival returned for it's 13th year. Short and feature films are now a part of the MSFF
 
View promotional spot here:
 
We are closing out this year with a renewed focus on next year. To get new members and to strengthen our society by making connections with local film schools.
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