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Wisconsin's Own

Filmmakers from Wisconsin make their mark in Hollywood and around the globe. The Wisconsin Film Festival is proud to showcase work from some Wisconsin's most accomplished filmmakers, University of Wisconsin Alumni, and emerging Wisconsin filmmakers.

Wisconsin's Own is a juried competition for the Golden Badger Awards.

For filmmakers with "Wisconsin ties"; this is defined as either:

  • The film was shot primarily or significantly (at least one-third) on location in Wisconsin.
  • One or more of the film's principle creative personnel-director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, lead actor, etc.--must be one of the following: a) Wisconsin native b) former Wisconsin resident for one or more years c) current Wisconsin resident or d) alumnus or currently enrolled in a Wisconsin college or university.

Wisconsin Film Festival is grateful for support from The Great Dane, proud sponsor of Wisconsin's Own and creator of the infamous Juicy Brewski.

And the Golden Badger Award Winners are:

2014

Atomic Dream | Eric Lartaud and Melanie Ruiz
http://atomicdreamfilm.com/

Before You | Michael T. Vollman
http://vimeo.com/vollmann

Dostoyevsky Behind Bars | Marc Kornblatt
http://refugefilms.net/dostoevsky-behind-bars/

2013

Siszilla | Eric J. Nelson
http://vimeo.com/48807359

Gears | Steven Miosku
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2359484/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_3

Loves of a Cyclops | Nathan Punwar
http://vimeo.com/64912556

Dear Mr. Watterson | Joel Schroeder
http://dearmrwatterson.com/DMW/dearmrwatterson.html

2012

Into the Wake | John Mossman
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2025586/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1

I Have Always Been a Dreamer | Sabine Gruffat
http://www.sabinegruffat.com/

Glue Man | Joe Pickett
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2072106/

Nindy | Corey Kupfer
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/347092216/nindy-a-short-film

2011

Anima Mundi | Katherine Anna Balsley
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1946136/

The Bully | Derek Kimball
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1754600/

Haulin' Ass | Trevor Velin
http://www.haulinassthemovie.com/

Instrumental Video Nine | Mike Winkelmann
http://vimeo.com/9800754

In the Courtyard of the Beloved | Andreas Burgess, Sadia Shepard
http://vimeo.com/27156797

The Mushroom Sessions | Adam Cosco
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663199/

Figure in Isolation | Kaleb Durocher and Michelle Chrzanowski
http://vimeo.com/27485780

Mary and Bill | Andrew Napier
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1505354/

Under The Sun | Emma Petersen
http://vimeo.com/21753515

2010

Baraboo | Mary Sweeney

Cooking on the Car | Mike Savage, Dan Dresser, Jason Wussow
http://www.cookingonthecar.com/

Framework | Quinn Hester
http://vimeo.com/8779788

The Grapes of Madison | Ben Reiser
http://www.worldcat.org/title/grapes-of-madison/oclc/663771921

Mary's Friend | John Roberts
http://vimeo.com/8798568

My Way Home | J.P. Chan

Paddle to Seattle: Journey Through the Inside Passage | JJ Kelley and Josh Thomas
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1553143/

Promiseland | Chele Isaac
http://vimeo.com/57950862

2009

Beelin' | Dan WiersGalla
http://dannyapolis.com/

Immortal Cupboard: In Search of Lorine Niedecker | Cathy Cook
http://vimeo.com/4096749

Tracks | Josh Rosenberg
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1326270/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1

Win or Lose: A Summer Camp Story | Louis Lapat
http://www.winorlosemovie.com/

2008

Alaska Far Away | Paul Hill, Joan Juster
http://video.wpt.org/video/1869594029/

The Closing Hour | Grey Gerling
http://vimeo.com/62476101

The European Kid | Ian Martin
http://www.europeankidmovie.com/

Madison | Brent Notbohm
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0939634/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1

Perceval | Tate Bunker
http://www.tatebunker.com/films/perceval.html#myAnchor

Otto's Day | Ji-Sun O

Passing Through | Jonathan Bothun
http://vimeo.com/20913410

Them's Trying Times to be a Canine | Joseph Kraemer
http://vimeo.com/12384738

2007

Bone Mixers | Doug Gritzmacher, Mike Dechant
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910845/

Little Spirits | Cecilia Condit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsS-urnzHxs

The Professor's Daughter | Luke R. Pebler
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0979934/?ref_=nm_knf_i1

The Untyings | Romi Chiorean, Katherine Leggett
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024996/

Walk Into Hell/ Purgatorio | Dal Lazlo, Charles Johannsen
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1472581/fullcredits

Tops | Brian D. Nelson

The Bird of Night | Alan Schoenberg

Black Box | Joe Sacco

The Long Shadow | Chele Isaac
http://vimeo.com/23773014

Me and Jean Pierre | Anna Krutzik
http://www.yatedo.com/p/Anna+Krutzik/normal/fc8a4c9b7d0147962d65ebd70098272c

Pinmonkey | Tim Ziegler
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988125/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

2006

Triviatown | Patrick Cady and Brit McAdams
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0818536/combined

Labor's Troubadour | Hope Moskowitz
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1782475/fullcredits

The Magnificent Donut | Karen Lindholm-Rynkiewicz
http://vimeo.com/23630687

Scream at Me | Lennell Davis
http://vimeo.com/5353841

Ornithology | Caroline Kasetelic
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0932545/

The Road That Takes You There Is the Road That Brings You Back | Michele Isaac

In Passing | Adam Wheeler

2005

Lifelike | John Besmer
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450290/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_2

Small Town Secrets | Katherine Leggett
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443645/

My Most Important Self-Portrait | James Baray
http://transom.org/?p=3557

The Real Dirt On Farmer John | Taggart Siegel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taggart_Siegel

NBT: Never Been Thawed | Sean Anders
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452711/

One Minute Interview | Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1467014/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_5

Existential Search of a Needle | Fevzi Balli
http://2005.wifilmfest.org/awards.php

Blaze Orange | Kevin Kilduff
http://kevinkilduff.com/

2004

Interference | Lauren Hollingsworth
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312815/?ref_=nm_knf_i2

Death | Aaron Yonda
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Yonda

Old Night | Molly M. Mann

Not Color Blind, Just Near-sighted | Aaron Greer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axKRjrC8Juw

I'm Bobby | Xav Leplae
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0392147/

The Adventures of Mad Matt | Scott Rice
http://vimeo.com/69013796

Chaza Show Choir | Theresa Columbus, Didier Leplae
http://theresacolumbus.com/node/17

Placebo | Diego Costa
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397597/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1

Goodbye Milwaukee | Kookhee Choi

No Mutton Huts in Heaven | Brennan Vance
http://2004.wifilmfest.org/film_details_846.php

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