Photo courtesy: UW-Madison Arts Institute. The Wisconsin Film Festival is presented by the UW-Madison Arts Institute in association with the Department of Communication Arts. Founded in 1999, the Festival presents an average of 150 film screenings over eight days every spring, making it the largest university-produced film festival in the nation.
The Festival is known for its diverse film offerings: American independent, international cinema, documentaries, experimental and avant-garde, resorted classics, the Wisconsin’s Own Competition (selections featuring Wisconsin filmmakers, themes, or settings) and Children’s Cinema: Big Screens, Little Folks. The Festival strives to make films screened accessible for all audiences.