NEW PROGRAM! Voices Heard! Local Multicultural Filmmaker Showcase

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(Milwaukee) The Milwaukee Independent Film Society (MIFS) is proud to announce a new component to our signature event, The Milwaukee Short Film Festival (MSFF).

Voices Heard! A Local Multicultural Filmmaker Showcase is a program that MSFF will co-ordinate with local filmmaker and educator, Rubin Whitmore II. Rubin will also serve as curator for Voices Heard! This program is an effort to bring awareness to our great community of local multicutural filmmakers.

“This will be the first program of its kind in Milwaukee. The focus is solely on local minority filmmakers and it gives those filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their work before an audience.” Says Ross Bigley, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Short Film Festival. “This is what our film festival is about, to shine a light on emerging artists and local filmmakers” Celebrate their work with us on Opening Night of the Milwaukee Short Film Festival, Friday September 11th, as these filmmakers exercise their freedom of expression and artistic voices.

For questions email us at:

milwaukeeshortfilmfestival@gmail.com

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Rubin Whitmore II, curator:

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Rubin was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a self-acknowledged public school kid. As an award winning filmmaker with over one hundred film projects, ranging from feature length documentaries to short format music videos. He grew up straddling the urban/suburban diversity of Milwaukee’s deep northwest side, which by the age of 13 inspired him to create a bunch of video shorts in various genres from suspense to westerns and sci-fi. Rubin believes in artistic freedom and shuns imposed censorship yet believes that media holds significant influence over the minds of many and hopes to encourage people to pursue their aspirations in media while molding media more responsibly. Active in the community he regularly works with at risk youth and the future mediamakers of tomorrow. While Rubin actively makes media, he is also is a media instructor and is completing his Masters of Fine Art in Digital Cinema at National University in California. If you ask him what he really does for a living he often says, raising his daughter, Nile.

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