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The Wisconsin Film Festival is presented by the UW–Madison Department of Communication Arts.

Founded in 1999, the Festival presents an average of 150 film screenings over 8 days every spring. The Festival is known for its diverse film offerings. Categories include American independent, international cinema, and documentaries. We also screen experimental and avant-garde, and restored classics. The Wisconsin’s Own section of the Festival features Wisconsin filmmakers, themes, or settings. Big Screens, Little Folks features specially curated full-length and short films for young people that will inspire and delight. We strive to make films screened during the Festival accessible for all audiences.