Milwaukee Film Festival
Life, meet art.
Programmers for the ninth annual Milwaukee Film Festival have chosen 297 features, shorts and documentaries that combine life and art to illustrate how powerful the medium can be in the hands of master filmmakers.
Building awareness of what film is capable of has been the festival’s purpose since its inception.
A story empathetically and effectively told has the power to entertain and also change people’s thoughts and move them to action, according to Jonathan Jackson. He’s the artistic and executive director of Milwaukee Film, the nonprofit organization that runs the festival. It is the festival team’s job to screen hard-to-find examples of the filmmaker’s art and present them to as many people as possible.
“These films don’t get out theatrically in Milwaukee and are just harder to find in general,” Jackson says. “It’s the festival’s