"BEST LOCAL FESTIVAL!"

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Art by Whitney Salgado visit her website here: https://www.whitneysalgado.com/

"BEST LOCAL FESTIVAL!"

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Stephen Milek

Christopher House

Award given Opening Night

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Black Ring by Hasan Can Dagli
Black Ring by Hasan Can Dagli

Siyah Cember (Black Ring) is a short film about a group people organizing a special event in an abandoned mansion. The film is produced in Turkey, Istanbul by January, 2016. The film made its local premiere in International Antalya Film Festival and had its international premiere in Screamfest Horror Film Festival, Los Angeles USA.

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The Bouquet Directed by Allen & Smithee

watch film here:  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lebouquetthebouquet

Roar Directed by Carter Green

watch film here: https://vimeo.com/196211995

In America: Red, White & Blood Directed by James Roufus

watch film here: https://hdup.org/?id=7242834&source=bandcamp.com

In The Magical Forest of Wonder Directed by Jayce Kolinski

watch film here: http://jaycekolinski.com/fictional-narrative/

The Coldest Game Directed by Emmanuil Morari and Jordan Larson 

 

Recycle Directed by Spencer Ortega

watch trailer here: https://vimeo.com/181314368

 

Black Ring Directed by Hasan Can Dagli

watch trailer here: https://vimeo.com/216007570

Do You Love Me? Directed by Michael Viers

watch trailer here: https://vimeo.com/149984444

 

The Log Directed by Teemu Nikki

Art by Whitney Salgado visit her website here: https://www.whitneysalgado.com/

Don't Cry Papa by Danny Villanueva J
Don't Cry Papa by Danny Villanueva J

A father confronts his daughter's murderer in hopes of understanding the motive.

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Twenty Segregation Street by Ken Law
Twenty Segregation Street by Ken Law

This documentary shines a light on the vast economical differences between Milwaukee's North 27th Street, and South 27th Street.

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Every Black Boy Wants To Be Loved by
Every Black Boy Wants To Be Loved by

A young African American male struggles with the stains life has left on him. Whether it be love, childlike behavior, or injustice, he is face with the reality of accepting the biggest stain of all.

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Every Moment by Francisco C. Torres
Every Moment by Francisco C. Torres

Could we ever make the moments count?

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Midwest Problems by Klifford Barkus
Midwest Problems by Klifford Barkus

Nothing worse than being stuck in a snowstorm then being stuck in a snowstorm knowing that your pen pal is having the time of their life... in WARM Arizona!

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Till Death Do Us Part by Immanuel Ba
Till Death Do Us Part by Immanuel Ba

When tragedy strikes a young couple, insanity and heartache drive them apart; they must rediscover the love they once had, or risk losing it all.

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Don't Cry Papa Directed by Danny Villanueva Jr

watch film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uxx3j0nPFg

Every Black Boy Wants To Be Loved Directed by  Micah Martin

Every Moment Directed by Francisco C. Torres

Midwest Problems Directed by Klifford Barkus

watch film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knf02-dJVrc

Till Death Do Us Part Directed by Immanuel Baldwin

 

Twenty Segregation Street Directed by Ken Lawrence

Natural Horror Directed by Ricardo Tenorio

watch film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXyRI3Rkw8E

Hard Life Directed by Ken Lawrence

The Homecoming Directed by Paulina Bugembe

    

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NeoFerals - The Gathering Directed by Vito Valenti 

 

The Art and Dreams of D.J. Sheskin Directed by Emily Sheskin

watch film here: https://vimeo.com/196120880

 

Motivated Directed by  Craig Knitt

 

Rule of Threes Directed by T.L. Quach

 

The Woodsman Directed by Zachary Krueger

watch trailer here: https://vimeo.com/229336894

 

Home Invasion Directed by Ben Mead

 

Sleep Aid Directed by Brian Klewin

watch film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NOKoB-jFIo

 

A Woman Apart Directed by Mary K Omelina

 

Selva Obscura Directed by Elizabeth Wadium

watch film here: https://vimeo.com/192759018

 

All The World's a Stage Directed by  Hannes Rall 

 

Woman Directed by Shari Berman

watch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DBoqF4k5Mg

 

Gardening At Night Directed by Shayna Connelly

watch trailer here: https://vimeo.com/253825041

NeoFerals - The Gathering by Vito Va
NeoFerals - The Gathering by Vito Va

As the collective consciousness of a certain planet moves further and further away from a constructive recognition of the truth, other intelligent beings take steps to disseminate a fuller understanding of human potential and enlightenment.

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The Art and Dreams of D.J. Sheskin b
The Art and Dreams of D.J. Sheskin b

At 73-years-old, D.J. Sheskin dreams of seeing his art in MoMa before he dies. This short piece explores the artist's body of work, his dreams, and his general outlook on being an artist.

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Motivated by Craig Knitt
Motivated by Craig Knitt

A strange meeting takes place to encourage a man from the past. He hopes to get himself back on the road to productivity.

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Rule of Threes by T.L. Quach
Rule of Threes by T.L. Quach

In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of friends must decide who stays and who goes as a sacrifice after their resources are lost.

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The Woodsman by Zachary Krueger
The Woodsman by Zachary Krueger

A man living in the wilderness off nothing but the land is forced to drastic measures after a rotting tooth has become unbearable.

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Home Invasion by Ben Mead
Home Invasion by Ben Mead

Two serial killers contemplate breaking into a house and murdering a suburban family.

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2017 Festival Film

Rule of Threes

Haunted by the murder of their leader in this post-apocalyptic world, the remaining three friends struggle to maintain enough resources to survive.

Dead Man's Carnival: A Conversation
Dead Man's Carnival: A Conversation

Award-winning filmmaker, Casey T. Malone, turns his lens onto Milwaukee's performance collaborative and DIY punk rock circus, Dead Man's Carnival

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Reclaimer by Parker Gayan
Reclaimer by Parker Gayan

A man must fight to free the one he loves from the clutches of an evil corporation in a cyberpunk dystopia.

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Kat the Baker by Hannah Raye White
Kat the Baker by Hannah Raye White

Sugar, butter and chocolate reveal folds in our everyday realities.

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Chrome N Star by Isaiah Malnory-Brow
Chrome N Star by Isaiah Malnory-Brow

[translated for the human race] As a sentient robotic community we have been pushed aside for far too long. This video is your warning.

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Ornament of Beauty by Andy Fortenbac
Ornament of Beauty by Andy Fortenbac

Alina dashes through a gloomy cemetery, fleeing from the voices of slander that materialize in the form of Raum, a demonic, crow-headed man.

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A Whole World For A Little World by
A Whole World For A Little World by

Fabrice had show three other films at our festival, two of which won top honors.

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2017 Festival Film

We All Bleed Red

We All Bleed Red is a documentary about the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

August 5th 2012 , A shooter shot and killed six members of the Sikh community. This documentary has the stories of the people from that day

Dead Man's Carnival: A Conversation With Pinkerton Xyloma 

Directed by Casey T. Malone

view trailer here: https://vimeo.com/180339660

 

Reclaimer Directed by  Parker Gayan

watch trailer here: https://vimeo.com/200294598

 

Kat the Baker Directed by Hannah Raye White

watch film here: https://vimeo.com/203720888

We All Bleed Red Directed by Jacob Young

 

Chrome N Star Directed by Isaiah Malnory-Brown and Alexander Walter Smith

A Whole World For A Little World Directed by Fabrice Bracq

watch film here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lemondedupetitmonde

Ornament of Beauty Directed by Andy Fortenbacher

more on the film here: https://www.blondeandco.com/ornamentofbeauty

"SUDDEN TITLE APPEARS ONSCREEN" Directed by Wil Loper & Dustin Hardy

 

Pinhole Directed by Elliot Hatch

watch film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Fpk0mR0xI

@Me Directed by Kristin Peterson

watch film here: https://vimeo.com/180884565

Unbuttoned Directed by T.C. De Witt

watch film here:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30qtCFBmlLA

 

Ten More Directed by Brad Riddell

watch the film here: https://vimeo.com/182184294

A Hard World For Little Things Directed by Sonja Bertucci

 

A Fish Story Directed by Carrie Finklea

watch film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlGAVLy9Now

 

Strings Attached Directed by Katie Theel

watch film here: https://vimeo.com/187276834

Comedians Directed by Johanna Nyberg

Inside Out Directed by  Vonnie Quest

Mrs. Drake Directed by Caitlin FitzGerald

watch trailer here: https://vimeo.com/218731450

Flambé Directed by Moriah Bame

    

Awards handed out at the close of the festival.

@ME by Kristin Peterson
@ME by Kristin Peterson

The short film follows a mid-20s woman on her walk home after a failed set at a comedy open mic.

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Strings Attached by Katie Theel
Strings Attached by Katie Theel

Marion feels trapped in her picture-perfect life without the autonomy to escape, until she finds the strength to break away from the forces holding her back and seek the truth about her captivity.

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Ten More by Brad Riddell
Ten More by Brad Riddell

A concert pianist (David Pasquesi) receives a startling omen as he struggles to recover from a traumatic brain injury.

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Unbuttoned by T.C. De Witt
Unbuttoned by T.C. De Witt

Life can change in the blink of an eye, and this fable on the randomness of love, greed, morals, and consequences addresses the chaos of life.

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A Fish Story by Carrie Finklea
A Fish Story by Carrie Finklea

A fable steeped in magical realism about the objectification of women. In a remote Italian island, an immigrant fisherman finds himself out of luck; he makes a pact with the Madonna, and his prayers are answered in a most unusual way.

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Comedians by Johanna Nyberg
Comedians by Johanna Nyberg

Eva performs a stand-up gig and her intention is far from pleasing the audience.

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Flambé by Moriah Bame
Flambé by Moriah Bame

The wife of a promiscuous chef reminisces on the good parts of their marriage.

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Inside Out by Vonnie Quest
Inside Out by Vonnie Quest

Milwaukee, WI at times can be a pretty rough city. Poverty and crime seem to run rampant throughout the North side, causing tension within residents. Cream City Boxing Gym is at the center of the community offering a positive space for young men and women to come in and release frustration. Courtney “Salvatore” Williams came into Cream City Boxing with entirely different perspective than what he has now. Salvatore proves that positive change can happen with persistence and the right circle of pe

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A Hard World For Little Things by So
A Hard World For Little Things by So

Inspired by Charles Laughton's "The Night of the Hunter," the film foregrounds the uncanny nature of toys, showing how the imagination can become saturated with violence in objects of childhood.

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2017 Festival Film

Comedians

Eva performs a stand-up gig and her intention is far from pleasing the audience.

2017 Best Wisconsin Film

Flambé

The wife of a promiscuous chef reminisces on the good parts of their marriage.

2017 Winners

Best Film
Best Film
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Hon Ment
Hon Ment
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BEST WI FILM
BEST WI FILM
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BEST VH FILM
BEST VH FILM
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Best Actress
Best Actress
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Best Act
Best Act
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2017 Sponsors

102.1
102.1
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MKE Production Rental
MKE Production Rental
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Breadsmith
Breadsmith
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Outpost Natural Foods
Outpost Natural Foods
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Voline
Voline
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Pizza Shuttle
Pizza Shuttle

1827 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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