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Milwaukee Film Fest names Cream City Cinema lineup

The Milwaukee Film Festival announced the lineup for its Cream City Cinema Program.

The program is in its eighth year and showcases the best new work from Milwaukee-based filmmakers, awarding three juried cash prizes totaling $12,500, including the return of the $5,000 Cream City Cinema Jury Award.

“An astonishing 249 local films were entered this year, a 56% increase over last year,” said Jonathan Jackson, artistic and executive director. “The growth in quantity and quality of submissions is telling, and our already strong filmmaking community is growing rapidly.”

The Cream City Cinema Program for 2016 includes one feature-length fiction film, Christopher Darling; three feature-length documentaries, From Mass to the Mountain, HAPPY: A Small Film With A Big Smile, and There Are Jews Here; two double-feature mid-length film programs, REVZA/Naneek and Tolkien & Lewis: Myth, Imagination and The Quest for Meaning/Behind the Pearl Earrings; and four shorts programs, The Milwaukee Youth Show, two installments of The Milwaukee Show and The Milwaukee Music Video Show.

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