By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Mar 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Attention, Milwaukee filmmakers. Milwaukee Film is now accepting entries for the seventh annual Milwaukee Film Festival, which runs Sept. 24-Oct. 8. 

For the fourth year in a row, the festival is offering free submission for all films and is promising to award at least $16,000 in cash awards this year. Works of all genres, forms, and lengths are considered. The deadline for entries is Monday, June 22.  

New this year is a music video program that will be part of our Cream City Cinema section, which will also include The Milwaukee Youth Show for the fourth year, a showcase of short films made by filmmakers ages 18 and under.

In its ongoing efforts to inspire and promote filmmaking in southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee Film is expanding its Cream City Cinema program category eligibility requirements to include films from directors, producers, screenwriters, cinematographers, editors, sound editors, or lead cast member(s) that currently live in one of the following Wisconsin counties:

  • Milwaukee
  • Racine
  • Waukesha
  • Kenosha
  • Ozaukee
  • Walworth
  • Washington

There's a $5,000 cash award to the locally-based director of the film selected as the Cream City Cinema Jury Award winner.

"Our 2013 jury winner Michael T. Vollmann used his award to produce his next film, which just premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and sold to CNN - a huge step for his career. His success proves the value and impact of our Cream City Cinema Jury Award," said Artistic and Executive Director Jonathan Jackson. "For 2015, we are also excited to offer a new music video program, highlighting the growing intersection of the film and music scenes in Milwaukee."

The entry form and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries is available here. Questions about submissions may be directed to