The Wisconsin Film Festival is presented by the UW–Madison Division of the Arts 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, restored 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.
2019 Wisconsin Film Festival Dates
April 4-11, 2019*
*Dates are tentative and subject to change.
Wisconsin’s Own Submissions 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Wisconsin’s Own category! All entries must be complete by Friday, December 28, 2018. Visit the Submit page for details.