Mission Statement

We curate, promote and exhibit programs that showcase the art and the history of world cinema.

We support the UW-Madison’s teaching, research, and public service mission by exposing the campus and the greater community to films and filmmakers from Wisconsin and beyond.

We believe that cinema is an essential art form that enriches human experience and enhances our knowledge of diverse cultures.

We strive for state-of-the-art projection of image and sound.

We seek to create a strong sense of community through our curating of a diverse body of films and through the creation of gatherings before and after the screenings that welcome diverse communities.

We create opportunities for younger students to experience cinema from around the world through school field trips to special Festival screenings and outreach efforts.