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In its twelfth year, the Wisconsin Film Festival presents a broad range of independent American and world cinema (narrative, documentary, experimental, shorts), restorations and revivals, and locally made pictures from Wisconsin filmmakers. The festival played in eight theaters, all within walking distance, in the heart of the state’s capital city.
The 2010 Wisconsin Film Festival ran from Wednesday, April 14 through Sunday, April 18.
The Festival — possibly the largest campus-based film festival in the United States with a 2010 attendance of 34,539 for 192 films — is presented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arts Institute, with the assistance of the UW Department of Communication Arts.
The next Wisconsin Film Festival will take place from Wednesday, March 30 to Sunday, April 3, 2011.
Learn more about how the Wisconsin Film Festival works, based on your emails and phone calls received after the 2010 Festival wrapped! Go to the Q&A page.
Free, special, or otherwise notable film screenings, festivals, and events in Madison and around Wisconsin. Go to the More Movies page.
Best Documentary Film
Paddle to Seattle: Journey Through the Inside Passage
directed by JJ Kelley and Josh Thomas
USA | 2009 | 86 min [read more]
Best Narrative Film
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Män Som Hatar Kvinnor
directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Sweden | 2009 | 152 min [read more]
Discover the eight films with Wisconsin ties that won the Golden Badger for Wisconsin Filmmaking.
watch the tv spot (.m4v format)
The 2010 TV spot was a collaboration by Brittany Radocha (a UW–Madison student); Erik Gunneson (UW–Madison Comm Arts instructor); Nate Theis (Planet Propaganda); and Wendy Schneider.
Wisconsin Film Festival | 821 University Ave. | Madison, WI 53706 USA | tel: 877-963-3456 | fax: 608-262-6589 | email@example.com
Meg Hamel | festival director | tel: 608-262-6578 | firstname.lastname@example.org