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Join us for the fifth annual First Look at the Fest!

This event is your opportunity to peruse the 2019 Wisconsin Film Festival Film Guide the night before it hits stands in the March 7 issue of Isthmus.

At First Look you will:

  • Take in a specially curated Wisconsin Film Festival 2019 trailer reel!
  • Get pro-tips from Film Festival staff and programmers before you purchase tickets* on site that night!
  • Enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres!
  • Sip on beverages as you mingle with other WFF enthusiasts! (1 complimentary drink ticket for beer, wine, or non-alcoholic drinks)

*Limit two per screening, public sales start Saturday, March 9 at 11:00 am.

Tickets cost $40 in advance and $50 at the door, and can be purchased at:


Doors open at 7:00 pm sharp, and attendees will receive a Film Guide once they have checked in.

This event is made possible through support from AMC Independent and Isthmus.