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.
2018 Wisconsin Film Festival:
April 5 – 12, 2018
Opening Day of Ticket Sales:
March 10, 2018 at noon
Call for Volunteers
We are currently seeking volunteers for the 2018 Wisconsin Film Festival! Visit the Volunteers page to find out how to register.
Tuesday Night Movie Club
Our free monthly series continues with the next Tuesday Night Movie Club event on Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 pm in the Union South Marquee (1308 W. Dayton Street) with Morvern Callar (WFF 2003)!
All Tuesday Night Movie Club screenings are free of charge, and are co-presented by the UW–Madison Arts Institute, the UW–Madison Department of Communication Arts, and WUD Film.