© 2019 by Milwaukee Independent Film Society. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • w-googleplus
  • Twitter Clean
  • w-facebook

News

In the Press

9.19
2018
4.06
2015
9.16
2013
9.10
​2014​
9.16
2016
9.11
2017
9.16
2015
9.06
2014
11.06
​2013​
9.10
​2013​
Film Making: The Art of Telling in Story, Image and Sound
 
 
 
 
 

 

This course examines each component of film—"The Story", "The Images", and "The Sound." Instruction includes editing techniques and use of sound. Students work in small teams to create a two-minute film from a randomly assigned subject.

 

Critique of each film reinforces the students' understanding of film language.

 

Tuition: $205 ($180 before Sept. 28)

 

Instructor: Ross Bigley

 

Early Bird Registration ends Sept. 28

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS ONE WEEK

 

BEFORE START OF CLASS

 

Any class cancelled due to weather or instructor illness will be rescheduled one to two weeks after the conclusion of the class.

2014 Pace-setter Honoree:
Jon Kline
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Milwaukee Independent Film Society (MIFS) established the Pace-setter Award six years ago to bestow upon persons that are dedicated to advancing filmmaking in Wisconsin.

 

Jon Kline is a director, cinematographer, and photographer, raised in the Midwest. His years of experience stretch from feature films and shorts to no-budget viral web videos. In 2013, he founded Milwaukee's first DSLR rental house for filmmakers, MKE Production Rental, with the goal of empowering Milwaukee filmmakers to tell more compelling stories. He lives in Wauwatosa with his wife, Anna

 

2013 Winners

What a great year, so many fantastic films. We thank our filmmakers, our supporters and those who came out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

BEST FILM:

Time 2 Split  by Fabrice Bracq

 

BEST WISCONSIN FILM:

Mason Jelly Jar  by Van Campbell III

 

2nd Place/Honorary Mention:

Night in a Hotel  by Daniel Kontur

 

Best Director:

Michael Viers  (From The Darkness Theatre)

 

Best Ensemble:

Melon Head

 

Best Actor:

Michael Denk  (From The Darkness Theatre)

 

Best Actress:

Leopoldine Huyghues-Despointes  (Atlantic Ave.)

 

Artistic Achievement:

The Cucaranchula  by Kate Balsey

 

Audience Favorite:

From The Darkness Theatre

2014 Pace-setter Honoree:

Jared Stepp
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Milwaukee Independent Film Society (MIFS) established the Pace-setter Award six years ago to bestow upon persons that are dedicated to advancing filmmaking in Wisconsin.

 

Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Jared is pleased to call Milwaukee home again. He has participated in the Milwaukee 48 Hour Film Project in 2008, 2009, and 2010 as a producer and director with his team Ideogram Films. In 2010 Ideogram Films took home 9 awards including Best Film in the Milwaukee 48 Hour Film Project. Jared has also participated in the same capacity in the 48 Hour Film Projects of Austin in 2010 and Chicago in 2012.

 

 

After moving back to Milwaukee from Austin, TX in 2013 Jared accepted the position as the Milwaukee Producer of the 48 Hour Film Project. Since then the project has experience a resurgence with 2014 being the project's most successful outing having a record breaking number of film entries and screening attendees. 

 

2014 Winners

We close out another successful year, so many amazing films. We thank our filmmakers, our supporters and those who came out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

BEST FILM:

ON/OFF by Thierry Lorenzi 

 

BEST WISCONSIN FILM:

Give it Up For The Girl by Carol Brandt

 

2nd Place/Honorary Mention:

Rabbit by Laure de Clermont

 

Best Director:

Graham Denman  (House Call)

 

Best Ensemble:

Tough Cookie

 

Best Actor:

Izabella Jo Tschig (Solace)

 

Artistic Achievement:

Rejected by Craig A. Knitt

 

Audience Favorite:

Tough Cookie

Film to catch: Pester
 
 
 
 
 

 

Eric Gerber has been a friend to the Society since our 2003 festival when we screened his student work. Now he brings his unique vision to a new feature film, Pester.

 

Synopsis: A family of pest control workers struggling to keep their American dream alive.

 

The film was shot in and around Los Angeles and is scheduled to premiere at the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival on September 28, 2014. 


Gerber's past work includes award-winning films PESTICIDE (Best Experimental Short, Wildwood Film Fest, 2011), SNARE (Best Short Film, Los Angeles Silver Lake Film Festival, 2007), and ALDARA (Best Film MKE Short Film Festival 2004, Kodak Film Award).

 

2016 Winners

We thank our filmmakers, our supporters for another amazing year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

BEST FILM:

Gorilla by Tibo Pinsard 

 

BEST WISCONSIN FILM:

Screen: Righter by T.C. Dewitt

 

2nd Place/Honorary Mention:

the good boy by A.L. Lee

Best Director:

T. C. DeWitt  (Screen: Righter)

 

Best Ensemble:

Screen: Righter

 

Best Actors: 

Matthew Nicols (Closed Mondays)

Sydney Johnson (Closed Mondays)

 

Best Script:

A.L. Lee (the good boy)

 

Best Cinematography:

Mike Gillis & Charlie Williams (3 daYs)

 

Artistic Achievement:

R.J. Baxter's Swagnificent Odyssey by Michael Sapieja

 

Audience Favorite:

Gorilla

Screen: Righter 

 

 

VOICES HEARD competition:

 

BEST FILM:

Karen by Brandon Champ Robinson

 

Audience Favorite:

Threesixfive by Ken Lawrence

 

 

2015 Winners

We thank our filmmakers, our supporters for another amazing year. Attendance was up and we broke records in our biggest year yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

BEST FILM:

dark_net by Tom Marshall 

 

BEST WISCONSIN FILM:

Hero in Limbo by Van Campbell III

 

2nd Place/Honorary Mention:

The Trap by Dick Grunert

 

Best Director:

Dick Grunert  (The Trap)

 

Best Ensemble:

Here's Jane

 

Best Actor: (tie)

Johnny Vegas (dark_net)

Moe Pull (Hero in Limbo)

 

Best Script:

J.T. Backes & Jerry Kurek (Dreamers)

 

Best Cinematography:

Ross Marshall (dark_net)

 

Artistic Achievement:

Test by Jay Lifton

 

Audience Favorite:

dark_net

 

 

VOICES HEARD competition:

 

BEST FILM:

Grass Between My Lips by Amardeep Kaleka 

 

Audience Favorite:

Spare Change by Ken Lawrence

 

2017 Winners

We thank our filmmakers, our supporters for another amazing year.

BEST FILM:

Mrs. Drake by CaitLin FitzGerald

BEST WISCONSIN FILM:

Flambe by Moriah Bame

 

2nd Place/Honorary Mention:

Strings Attached by Katie Theel

Best Director:

CaitLin FitzGerald  (Mrs. Drake)

Best Ensemble:

The Log

Best Actors:

Rachel Fowler (Mrs. Drake)

Tom Reed (The Coldest Game)

Best Script:

Brad Riddell (Ten More)

Best Cinematography:

Spencer Ortega (Recycle)

Artistic Achievement:

Inside Out by Vonnie Quest

Audience Favorite:

In America

Inside Out

VOICES HEARD competition

BEST FILM:

The Homecoming by Paula Bugembe

Audience Favorite:

The Homecoming

 

2018 Winners

We thank our filmmakers, our supporters for another amazing year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

BEST FILM:

Control by Alison Becker and Kimmy Gatewood 

 

BEST WISCONSIN FILM:

Ouroboros Directed by Emma Keehan

BEST MILWAUKEE FILM

Hero in Limbo by Van Campbell III

 

2nd Place/Honorary Mention:

Lady M Directed by Tammy Riley Smith

Ready to Go Directed by Lynda Reiss

Best Director:

Aaron Johnson (Hoan Alone)

Lynda Reiss (Ready to Go)

Best Ensemble:

Super Dad!

 

Best Actors: 

Samantha Bond (Lady M)

Alison Becker (Control)

Kevin Doyle (Ready to Go)

 

Best Script:

A.L. Lee (Artemis & the Astronaut )

John Craine (Ready to Go)

 

Best Cinematography:

Yinan Wang (The Deer Queen)

 

Artistic Achievement:

Marie by Katie Theel

 

Audience Favorite:

Hoan Alone

Nicolas Cage Mother Mary

Garbage Money

A Thousand Words Never Said

 

 

VOICES HEARD competition:

 

BEST FILM:

The Deer Queen by Brooke Thiele

Best Director:

Brooke Thiele (The Deer Queen)

Best Ensemble:

Trapped

Best Actors:

Shenyao Tang (Crash)

Jaz Prezley (Flammable)

Best Script:

Joseph Arnone (Flammable)

Artistic Achievement:

Children's Stories #1 Directed by Michelle Trujillo

Inner Directed by Ricardo Tenorio

 

Audience Favorite:

Flammable

 

This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now