The Milwaukee Film Festival is back

The 14th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by Associated Bank, will be held April 21-May 5, 2022, at the Oriental Theater (on three screens), Avalon Theater, Times Cinema, and will again feature a variety of titles via its virtual Platform. The hybrid format provides additional access for moviegoers who aren’t ready to return to theaters just yet. Although this is the second year Milwaukee Film has hosted a spring festival, the 2022 festival marks the first time the organization’s flagship event will be held in person since switching to April and May last year.

The return to five theater screens for this year’s festival means Milwaukee Film can once again offer a full slate of 284 films, including 63 documentaries, 70 fiction films and 1 Super-Secret Members screening. 150 short films make up 18 short film programs. The entire lineup includes films from 43 countries, and 48% of the lineup was made by non-binary female directors. Additionally, as part of the hybrid film festival previously announced this year, 77% of the 284 films will be available virtually – including 69 feature films and all 150 short films.

Ryan Jay joins us live today with Cara Ogburn from the festival They will be live at the Oriental Theater to discuss some of the films and the festival.

Both in-person and virtual ticket/pass options are available. All-Access Passes (available only to MKE Movie Members, which includes Virtual Access) are now available for $450, with a Virtual-Only Pass available for $125 for Members, $200 for Audiences . 6-ticket packages (for in-person screenings) are also currently available for $60 for members and $78 for the public.

Tickets go on sale April 11 for members and April 13 for the public. You can purchase individual tickets for films in person at mkefilm.org/mff. Box office hours are 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekends. Phones will be available daily from noon to 5 p.m. at 414.755.1965.

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