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2012 Pace-setter Honoree: Phil Koch

December 28, 2011

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


The Milwaukee Independent Film Society has chosen to honor Phil Koch. Phil co-founded The Firestarter Film Festival as a way for local filmmakers to share their work and network with other. Plus, Phil is also very active in the local filmmaking community lending a hand (or equipment) whenever called upon.


Phil is also an award winning filmmaker, a certified professional photographer since 1993, a published photographer and was named Best Local Filmmaker by the Shepard Express in 2009.


Phil will recieve the Pace-setter award on Friday November 9th, 2012. To mark his accomplishments for the advancement of film in the Milwaukee area.


Read an article by National Geographic photographer:



Phil's website:



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