Wisconsin Film Fest Wants Your Cinematic Entry

Tom Giffey

In Hollywood, filmmakers dream of winning Oscars; closer to home, Sconnie cinemaniacs strive for Golden Badgers. If you’ve never heard of the Golden Badgers, then you’re likely unfamiliar with the annual Wisconsin Film Festival – which is a shame if you’re an aspiring filmmaker. Each year, the Madison-based fest accepts Wisconsin-made (or Wisconsin-connected) films in the Wisconsin’s Own and Wisconsin’s Own Student categories. Contest organizers say they are “looking for narrative, documentary, experimental, or animated work of any length” that have been completed since Jan. 1, 2014. Non-student films must be submitted by Tuesday, Dec. 1, while students have until Thursday, Dec. 31, to submit their work. (The festival will be April 14-21.) If you’ve been involved in creating a feature-length or short film that had Wisco roots or in-state shoots, go to wifilmfest.org for complete submission guidelines.