Milwaukee Film, in its ongoing efforts to inspire and promote filmmaking in southeastern Wisconsin, offers two awards for locally made films.
Shorts and feature-length fiction and documentary films that are screened in the Cream City Cinema section and whose director resides in the greater Milwaukee area (see counties above) are eligible for our Cream City Cinema Jury Award which includes a cash prize of $5,000. Films selected to screen in competition for this award will be notified in advance of the festival.
In 2016, we launched a second local film award to celebrate the local music and film communities together. This award will be given to the best music video as selected by our jury and includes a $5,000 cash prize to be shared evenly between the video’s director/s and the video’s musical act.
However, it should be noted that Milwaukee Youth Show films, those films made by employees of Milwaukee Film or their families, and any films produced in conjunction with Milwaukee Film education programs are ineligible to receive these awards.