Wisconsin Film Festival

Wisconsin Film Festival 2017: March 30 - April 6


The Wisconsin Film Festival is presented by the UW-Madison Arts Institute in association with the Department of Communication Arts. Founded in 1999, the Festival presents an average of 150 film screenings over 8 days every spring, making it the largest university-produced film festival in the nation.

The Festival is known for its diverse film offerings: American independent, international cinema, documentaries, experimental and avant-garde, resorted classics, the Wisconsin’s Own Competition (selections featuring Wisconsin filmmakers, themes, or settings) and Children’s Cinema: Big Screens, Little Folks. We strive to make films screened during the Festival accessible for all audiences.


The Wisconsin Film Festival is looking to expand our team!

  • We are currently seeking volunteers for the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival! Click here to register, or visit our Volunteer page to learn more.
  • Apply now for a 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival Box Office staff position! Deadline: February 3, 2017.