Submit a short film that features a Wisconsin musician, vocalist, band or other musical group, and runs no more than 7 minutes in length including credits. Films can take the form of a mini-documentary, music video, depiction of a live performance or performances, or experimental piece. Filmmaker-musicians may use themselves as the subject if desired. Films can use archival footage, but must have been edited or completed within the last year. Films submitted for last year’s MMMMMMF are not eligible. There is no cost to submit, and filmmakers may submit up to two short films each. Filmmakers are responsible for securing any necessary releases and permissions for the content of their films.
The winning filmmaker will receive $500 cash, and the musician or group featured in the winning short will receive 8 hours of studio time at Fly Studios Milwaukee.
Audience Favorite will receive $200.
Festival organizers Kathleen Fischer, Ross Bigley, John VanSlyke and Kari Mattek were extremely pleased with the large turnout and quality of the material submitted. While there weren't prizes for second place, this event drew nuggets including original 1980's footage of the Violent Femmes, Underground Music Festival, a childrens video with ERoch, and an Ed Wood-esque sci-fi adventure featuring IfIHadaHiFi.
Tate Bunker , with his music video of Uncle Larry's ' The Life & Times of Frederick Caesar wins both the Audience and Judges Awards at the first annual Milwaukee Mad March Music Mini-Movie Festival.
The judges were Jon Adler of 102.1, Bob Reitman of WUWM, filmmakers Brooke Maroldi and Karen Lindholm-Rynkiewicz.
Date: March 24th, 2010. 7pm
Location: Eisner American Museum of Advertising and Design (208 N. Water Street, Milwaukee)
Five Places by Brad Campbell
This Is Toast by Toastada Colada
Anthology by Old Earth
In the Kitchen with Bryan Cherry
Obsolete by C. Short
Swimming Upstream by Masonry
Faith by The Violent Femmes
Aftermath by Solorstatik
Rock with an E by Eric Sencer
Blonde Girl Who Sings by Lili K
Black Holes (resonate in B-flat Baby) by
IfIHadAHifi, Jack Packard
Juniper Tar by High Frequency
Train by Sue DaBaco
Steve Peplin Album Release by Thomas Sennholz
D' Arez by D. Arez
American Music by Violent Femmes
S.H.A.K.U. by Ku Mays
Sunshine by Danny Price
The Death of Triforce by High Frequency
The Life and Death of Fredrick Caesar by Uncle Larry, Tate Bunker
Date: March 24th, 2011
Location: Lubar Auditorium, Mil Art Museum
Radio stations 102.1 and WUWM, the Milwaukee Independent Film Society, MARN, Fly Studios and ROM Squared. The band called Djanka 3 will be providing live entertainment during intermission.
Our judges are Bonnie North, Mark G.E and Tim Decker.
Push by Dekorah
Taste of Art featuring Art Paul Schlosser Roger Bindl
Teratoma Man Vs. Feed Us Infetu by John The Savage
Chad Vader Gets Freakay by Chad Vader
Aaron Yonda, Matt Sloan
$500 for the filmmaker and 8 hours of studio time at Fly Studios Milwaukee for the featured musician or band
Lessismas by De La Buena
We would also like to thank the Milwaukee Art Museum for a great venue, and Djanka 3 for supplying the intermission music.