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Milwaukee Short Film Festival highlights

The film festival that was named "Best Local Festival" by the nationally renowned Moviemaker Magazine returns with an outstanding line up of International, National and Local films. On October 29th and 30th the 12th Annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival will show over 30 films in two days at the Lubar Auditorium in the Milwaukee Art Museum.

On Friday October 29th The Milwaukee Short Film Festival focuses on Milwaukee Made films. The 5pm show features: Crossing The Lake by Jerry LaBay, The Violinist by Carlo Besasie and two Milwaukee premiers from New York filmmakers. I Am A Fat Cat by Alex Brook Lynn and The Line by Joe Petrilla and featuring character actor James Rebhorn. The 7pm show is our opening night event that showcases Milwaukee premieres of four films and we'll honor David Luhrssen with the 2010 Pace-setter award for his commitment to local filmmaking. The following films will be screened, Blue Lines by Donald Arthur Ford, Mozambique by Alcides Soares, Gold Digger by Karen Lindholm-Rynkiewicz, Indefinite by Jason Williams & Christopher Kuiper and Pesticide by Eric Gerber.

Then The Milwaukee Independent Film Society will premiere the Milwaukee made feature film, Port of Call by Glen Popple and Adrian Lilly at 9:15pm. Before the film we will screen sections of another local film, The Amateur Monster Movie by Kyle Richards. After Party at the Ale House.

On Saturday October 30th we begin the day with a presentation of Korporate Media by David R. Overbeck. A unique look at the world of Corporate video. At 3pm is our family films section, with the reduced price of $5 for adults with children free. Those films include: The Con Job by Craig Knitt, The Death of Toys by Lisa Gold, This Way Up by Kevin Grimon, Cesar's World by: Mark Sanders and Mashed by: Adam Fisher. Kids are encouraged to show up in their best halloween costume.

The 5pm show features a wide mix of international and local fare with: Awaiting Her by: James Joint (Honduras) , Brooke by: Evan Atwood (WI), Spare by: Tomer Almagor (L.A.) , Freeborn by: Carlo Treviso (IL), On the Trail of a Black Sheep by: Geneviere Davis (MKE), In Pieces by Julie Wolterstorff (MKE) , Beziehungsphasen by: Brenda Hilbig (Germany), Crow's Feet by: Megan Palinkas (Australia), Plane. Red. Love. by: Jesse Borkowski (ME), and that session closes out with the special presentation of The Bully Co-written and produced by Matthew Konkel and Directed by Derek Kimball (MKE).

At 7pm we have the juried films. Judged by Hollywood professionals and local leaders in film. Those films are: Lights by: Giulio Ricciarelli (Germany), Honey-Colored Boy by: Fran Kaplan (MKE), Til My Voice Is Gone by: Sam Griffith (L.A.), After Dinner by: Jason Mayland (L.A.) , In That Moment by: Shripriya Mahesh (N.Y.) , Rodents by: Kyle Richards (MKE), Leka Med Dockor by: Hans Montelius (Sweden), The Life & Times of Frederick Caesar by: Tate Bunker (MKE), Super Cool Bowling Awesome Trick Shots by: Jack Packard (MKE), Butterflies Do Not Drink Coffee by: Jossy Mayor (Luxembourg/Belgium) and Pesticide by: Eric Gerber.

After the festival, the Milwaukee Independent Film Society will hold the world premiere of local feature film, Petty Cash. Starring international film actress, Bai Ling (Crank 2, The Crow, ABC TV's Lost). The after party will be held at Moct.

The Milwaukee Independent Film Society is sponsored by local businesses, we also support local businesses by keeping all production in State. We were created by local and independent filmmakers, the Milwaukee Short Film Festival is proud to provide local talent with a venue for their work to be seen. Through community support, we are able to put on this festival every year.

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