Kicking things off on September 9th and 10th is the Milwaukee Short Film Festival. It's run and programmed by Ross Bigley the festival is in it's 18th year and keeps getting bigger. Most of the screenings last year played to a packed house.
While the festival has been popular with overseas filmmakers the past couple of years have seen some great local films getting submitted. The majority of films that are going to be shown at this years festival is from local talent with diverse backgrounds. There is no better place to see the diversity then in the Voices Heard Program. In it's second year the program aims to highlight local films from multi-cultural directors. The screening last year was packed and you could feel the energy in the room having so much great talent in the room. In addition to Voices Heard there will be plenty of other local films screening throughout the festival. One of them Screen: Righter which won the Milwaukee 48 Hour Film Festival and has connection to Milwaukee Movie Talk since Chris helped out on the production.
What makes this a special year for the film festival is the number of films that have women directors, writers or producers. As women struggle to have their films shown it's great to see them having such great success at festivals like this and festivals like The Milwaukee Women's Festival.
A total of 48 films will be screened with 35 of them local films. There are 5 sessions over the two days.
Get your tickets here http://mkeshortfest.blogspot.com/2016/08/advanced-tickets-for-18th-annual.html
and be sure to get them soon since last year a lot of the screening sold out.