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

2019 Film Guide Now Available

The 2019 Wisconsin Film Festival Film Guide is out in print and online. Find print copies in the March 7th issue of Isthmus, or at Madison Public Libraries.