Milwaukee Mad March Music Mini-Movie Festival

 

This event began in 2010 and continued in 2011.

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.

2010 EVENT:
 
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)
 
Line Up:
 
Five Places by Brad Campbell
Paul Ruffino
 
This Is Toast by Toastada Colada
Jacob Nelsen
 
Anthology by Old Earth
Don Ford
 
In the Kitchen with Bryan Cherry
Ku Mays
 
Obsolete by C. Short
Keith Knox
 
Swimming Upstream by Masonry
Vito Valenti
 
Faith by The Violent Femmes
Mark G.E.
 
Aftermath by Solorstatik
Jake Kuderski
 
Rock with an E by Eric Sencer
 
Blonde Girl Who Sings by Lili K
France Aprahamian
 
Black Holes (resonate in B-flat Baby) by
IfIHadAHifi, Jack Packard 
 
Juniper Tar by High Frequency
 
Train by Sue DaBaco
Nick Rondinelli
 
Steve Peplin Album Release by Thomas Sennholz
 
D' Arez by D. Arez
John Gourdoux
 
American Music by Violent Femmes
Howie Goldklang
 
S.H.A.K.U. by Ku Mays
 
Sunshine by Danny Price
Thomas Sennholz
 
The Death of Triforce by High Frequency
 
The Life and Death of Fredrick Caesar by Uncle Larry, Tate Bunker
 
 
 
Press Coverage:
2011 EVENT:
 
Date: March 24th, 2011
 
Location: Lubar Auditorium, Mil Art Museum
 
Sponsors:
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.

 

Line up:

Push by Dekorah
Eric Seguim-Arnold

Hometown Tables by Katie Dahl
Chase Stoeger

What Might Have Been by  James Hurley
Eric "Erock" Sencer

Audio by J.C. Poppe
Ku Mays

Oriole by Blessed Feathers
Jon Salimes & Anthony Lopez

Places by Sons of Daughters
Thomas Sennholz

Lessismas by De La Buena
Nick Rondinelli

Come On A My House by Courtney Collins and Jeremy Ylvisaker
Aaron Yonda

Hallmark Stars by The Lackloves
Eric "Erock" Sencer

I'm Only walking by Philip Gatewood
Thomas Sennholz

Taste of Art featuring Art Paul Schlosser Roger Bindl

Teratoma Man Vs. Feed Us Infetu by  John The Savage
Jon Salimes & Anthony Lopez

Everybody is a rapper by Danny Zuko
Oleg Shteynbuk aka. Chili Chill

Step by Ja Can
Shalyse Dominque

Blue Collar by Raze
Ku Mays & Damon Joy

Cheddar Revolution by VO5
Tona Williams

The Me You See by Spiral Trance
Jimmy Sammarco

Chad Vader Gets Freakay by Chad Vader
Aaron Yonda, Matt Sloan

BEST FILM: 
 
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
 
 

AUDIENCE PICK:

Lessismas by De La Buena
Nick Rondinelli
$200 for the filmmaker, and a prize package worth $200 from ROM Squared for the musician (allows 100 CDs to be made).

 

We would also like to thank the Milwaukee Art Museum for a great venue, and Djanka 3 for supplying the intermission music. 
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