Big Screens, Little Folks

Big Screens. Little Folks turns ten this year! The children’s film section of the Festival was created in 2014, and has been a popular feature ever since. Public screenings and school matinees bring the world to our youngest audiences with shorts and features that inspire and delight.

Click this link to get tickets for any and all of this year’s Big Screens, Little Folks selections:

Tony, Shelly and the Magic Light


Dancing Queen

Short and Sweet (shorts program)

Shorter and Sweeter (shorts program)

The power of movies opens the world to young audiences, inspiring curiosity, imagination and an appreciation of storytelling and the art of cinema.

Families enjoy public screenings during the opening weekend of the Festival and after school during the week.

School groups attend Student Matinees during the week of the Festival. For information about 2024 Wisconsin Film Festival student matinees, please contact Terry Kerr at

Most Festival films will not be available in local theaters or, for the most part, on streaming services.