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7th​​MKE Short Film Festival

Barnyard Waltz (West Allis)

by Julie Wolterstorff

A peculiar look at farm life.


A Better Life (Milwaukee)

by Tate Bunker

A young woman endures fashion as a means to a better life.

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Cushion (Chicago)

by Alexander Rojas

Anthony and Irma have had cyber-sex. Anthony and Irma have had phone sex. Anthony and Irma are finally meeting in person to have sex, but that involves touching.


Dirty Deeds (Wauwatosa)

by Kathy Fischer

A fake commercial where viewers are encourage to call a service that promises to "take care of all your problems".


El Siguiente (Spain)

by Lluis Quilez

All of us hide some demons inside us, we don't stop looking for him until he finds us. Won Best Film at the Luxembourg International Film Festival.


It Could Happen To You (Englewood, CO)

by Elizabeth Henry

The great divorce. What are we left with. What still haunts us. Previous screenings were held at the New York Underground Film Festival, and the Black Maria Film and Video Festival.


The Offering (Toronto, Canada)

by Paul Lee

An elegiac mediation about the passing of life, told through the story of love and friendship between a Japanese Monk and the novice who entered his life.


Panacea (Milwaukee)

by Diego Costa

A sailor and an artist try to pretend that anything lasts long enough.


Quitters (New York)

by Henry Miller

Jack and Bobby, roommates and drinking buddies enter a high stakes bet as to who can go longer without a cigarette.


Race (Milwaukee)

by Adam Presti

An optically printed film concerning time and memory.


Skin Tone (Milwaukee)

by Eric Gerber

A scar becomes part of the body, a film becomes a personal journal.



Snapshot (Milwaukee)

by Michael T. Vollmann

Two girls prepare for their dads second wedding.


Spacer (Canada)

by Guy Roland

Spacer looks at the world through a moving camera, finding in it odd rhythms and unexpected harmonies. Buildings, bridges, fences and walls come alive as they revel themselves as you've never seen them before.


Two Will Fly (Milwaukee)

by Andrew Rosas

One part dance, one part music, one part film. Two will fly tells the story of two animals that dream of flying to escape the forest.


Smart Card (Los Angeles)

by James David Oxford

Smart Card, is a tale of a utopian future where every aspect of your life intergraded into one system. Convenience and simplicity is the product and Smart Corporation does the packaging. Robert Sharpe has been living this care free life. Everything is perfect, until he encounters a philosophical vagrant at a local fueling station who steals the one item you can not do without, his “SMART CARD.”




2005 Sponsors


Anodyne Coffee

Alterra Coffee

Atomic Records


The Flower Lady

Koppa's Farwell Foods

Korporate Media

Magpie Jewelry

Niemann's Candies

Starship Bodyworks

​​2005 Festival Film

El Siguiente


2005 Honorary Mention for Cinematography. Directed by Lluis Quilez. We all have a demon inside. And do not stop until you get it is he who finds us.

​​2005 Honorary Mention


An award winning short film from Guy Roland. Kino Citius (aka Spacer) is a blend cross blend of time-lapse and moving camera. Shot as a series of stills, the end result is a unique look at the urban environment of Vancouver, BC.


7th Milwaukee Short Film Winners


MONDAY, JUNE 06, 2005

The 7th Annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival closed with another successful year with plenty of awards being handed out. Here is the break down of last night's winners.


Best Film

James Oxford's Smart Card















Honorary Mention (2nd place) 

Guy Roland's Spacer


Honorary Mention for Ensemble Acting 

Alberto Jimenez, Pol Tolos, Montse Morillo and Caterina Perez for the film El Siguiente


Honorary Mention for Acting 

Bill A. Jones for the film Smart Card


Honorary Mention for Cinematography 

Isaac Vila for the film El Siguiente


Special Artistic Achievement (Best Milwaukee Film) 

Tate Bunker's A Better Life.

This award included placement into the Milwaukee International Film Festival this October



Audience Favorite:

Smart Card


Thank you again to all the filmmakers and our sponsors, it was a great year and look for news on next years festival in the coming weeks.

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