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, 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.
April 5 - 12, 2018
Call for submissions opens Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Wisconsin's Own deadline (films of any length from filmmakers with a Wisconsin connection): Friday, December 1, 2017
Wisconsin's Own Student deadline (films of any length from student filmmakers with a Wisconsin connection): Friday, December 29, 2017