The Wisconsin Film Festival has announced the winners of its 2018 run.
The 20th annual Wisconsin Film Festival ran from April 5 to April 12. Presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the festival is the largest university-produced film festival in the nation.
After 149 screenings to over 26 thousand attendees, the films were then critiqued for several award categories. See below for a complete list of all of the award winners.
Steep & Brew Audience Award Winners:
Steep & Brew has sponsored the Festival’s “Audience Awards” since 2005. Audience members rank films that they view at the Festival. Here are this year’s favorites:
Audience Favorite Narrative Feature: Hearts Beat Loud by Brett Haley
Audience Favorite Documentary Feature: RBG by Betsy West & Julie Cohen
Audience Favorite Restoration/Rediscovery: Blue Collar by Paul Schrader
Audience Favorite Shorts Program: A World of Wisconsin's Own
Audience Favorite Big Screens, Little Folks Selection: Short But Not So Sweet: Revolting Rhymes and Isis + Osiris
Golden Badger Award Winners:
The Golden Badger Awards are chosen by a jury (in 2018, Kara Mulrooney, James Kreul and Xia Magnus). This year’s winners are:
- FUTURE LANGUAGE: The Dimensions of VON LMO by Lori Felker
- Great Light by Tony Oswald
- The Blood is at the Doorstep by Erik Ljung