The 21st annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival will set up shop at the Fox Bay Cinema Grill Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7. Over the course of the weekend, a total of 55 films will screen during the fest. Adding to the artistry and entertainment is a live performance element to Friday’s “Voices Heard!” showcase of local filmmakers of color, as well as a free filmmaker panel on Saturday.

If you’re looking to get up to speed on all things MSFF, check out a full listing of films and schedule of events below.

Friday, September 6

Session 1: Juried Films Part 1 at 6:45 p.m.
Sac de Merde by Greg Chwerchak
​A Short: Audition by T.C. De Witt
Era Of Sierra by Mallory Winkler
Grandpa’s Getaways by Kristin Holodak
Eat At Joe’s by Benjamin A. Eisner
Hunks by Katie Kapuza
ONTEM (BEFORE TODAY) by Thiago Kistenmacker
Expend by Bismark Fernandes
Flip The Record by Marie Jamora

Session 2: Voices Heard! at 9 p.m.
The Lion And The Gecko by Chloe Collins
The Dream Machine by Sergio Torres
Red Thread by Yijun Pan & Anh Vo
Broken Box by Ricardo Tenorio
Talia by Danny Villanueva Jr.
R3peat by Anthony J Montoya
Charlie And The Empty Factories by J. Anthony Ramos
Survivor’s Guide Of A Newspaper Carrier by Klifford Barkus
Love, Mom by Michael Villalobos
Black Lives Matter: A Short Experimental Film by Rosella Joseph

Featuring performances from A Tone Bishop, Jessica Lyn, Kerric Stephens, and Adwoa Asentu

Saturday, September 7

Filmmaker Panel: “The Business” at 3 p.m.
“In partnership with WELA (Wisconsin Entertainment Lawyers Association), panelists Robert Arthur, Bryan Kroes and Peter Strand will discuss what you’ll need to know to start you off on a career in filmmaking. This round table discussion will cover an array of topics every filmmaker needs to know, plus we’ll open it up for questions from the audience as well. This is a must see panel that can help all interested in becoming a filmmaker.”

Session 3 at 4:30 p.m.
911 by Alison Guessou & Justin Christopher Ayd
Reality Check by Noah Meister
Jimmie O’Brien’s Masterclass by Paul Boese
Fundamentals Of Art by Kyle Gustafson
Nemesis by Behzad Jafarimazhab Haghighi
Shattered by Suyoung Jang
Sentiments by Elliot Hatch
Flesh & Blood by Neil Brookshire
Midwestern by Rebecca Joelson
Waterflip by Nina Anin
Epiphany by Artie Terry
Duck Duck Goose by Shelley Thompson
Oh Baby! by Meghann Artes

Session 4: Juried Films Part 2 at 6:45 p.m.
We Were Hardly More Than Children by Cecelia Condit
Pride Prom by Robyn Di Giacinto
Snapshots by Phoebe Barran, Lliana Bird
Mime Sublime by Julia Smith
Winter Cranes by Joseph V. Brown
Deer Lights by Brian Klewin
Drive-Thru by Lauren Simpson
The Artist by Craig A. Knitt
Aquarium by Hannah Hamalian
Mascot by Leeha Kim

Session 5: Juired Films Part 3 at 9 p.m.
33RPM by Paul Gall
Breathing Above The Treeline by Gitanjali Kapila
The Oracle by Nicole Peterson
Rain Stops Play by Mika Simmons
The Bartender by Travis Newsad
Tuesday by Caitlin Raether
Sunrise by Sean Patrick Leonard
Socialite by Nick Ouchie & Chris Ouchie
The Accidental Activist by Samia Khan
This Too Shall Pass by Rujanee Mahakanjana
Hornet’s Revenge by Jing Niu
Home Is Where by Susan McCormick
Straight Or Alive by Elvira Ibragimova

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