2016 Milwaukee Film Festival sees 8% increase in attendance over 2015

The 8th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival included 283 films from 51 countries at five venues on six screens, and saw continued growth in overall event attendance — 76,899 in 2016, compared to 70,885 in 2015. Public film screenings included a total of 58,355 attendees, while private weekday education screenings hosted a total of 8,290 students (grades 1 through 12) at the Landmark Oriental Theatre. In addition, this year’s festival had 87 sold-out screenings.

The 2016 Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Award Winners were:

Feature Film – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, directed by Rita Coburn-Whack and Bob Hercules

Short Film – Joe’s Violin, directed by Kahane Cooperman

The 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Jury Awards included:

Abele Catalyst Award – Katie Heil

Black Lens Jury AwardCan You Dig This, directed by Delila Vallot

Brico Forward Fund Winners
Give Me Liberty
, directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky

Plucked, directed by Joel Van Haren

Black Box, directed by Jon Phillips

Popper Baxton’s Sickly Stew, directed by John Roberts

Kaukauna & King: 50 Years Later, directed by Joanne Williams

Mothers for Justice, directed by Erik Ljung

Lunar Lords, directed by Kyle James

A Walk With My Brother, directed by Sitora Takanaev

Cream City Cinema College Filmmaker AwardSterile, directed by Matthew Klein

Cream City Cinema Jury AwardTwin Sister (Jimagua), directed by Sitora Takanaev

Documentary Jury AwardNUTS!, directed by Penny Lane

Herzfeld Competition AwardThe Fits, directed by Anna Rose Holmer

Kids Choice Short Film AwardMOOM, directed by Robert Kondo, Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi

Milwaukee Music Video AwardWebster X – Lately, directed by Damien Blue, Cody LaPlant

Shorter Is Better AwardBird Hearts (Fuglehjerter), directed by Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel

Pitch Us Your Doc! Contest WinnerMalignant Practice directed by Kristin Catalano

For more information on Milwaukee Film, visit mkefilm.org.