The 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival ran October 17-31. It was great. Is it too early to be thinking about the 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival? No, no it is not. To prove it, Milwaukee Film just announced the dates for its 12th annual fest: October 15-29, 2020.

“After a record-breaking year for our Festival, we’re already so excited to get started on 2020,” says Jonathan Jackson, CEO and artistic director for Milwaukee Film, in a press release. “Our Festival is the largest arts event in our community, and even though we’re still recovering from this year’s amazing Festival, you better believe we’re already planning for next year.”

And yes, today’s announcement coincides with Giving Tuesday; and yes, Milwaukee Film has a Giving Tuesday deal. On December 3 (that’s today), folks can get $15 off any regularly priced Festival Fan, Film Lover, or Movie Star level membership. That includes gift memberships and new or renewing memberships. Click HERE to sign up.

“Our membership base is extremely loyal, and having this core of supporters makes a tremendous difference in the success of our programs,” Jackson says. “Membership is a great gift to our organization, and it can make a great gift for the holidays—so it’s ideal for Giving Tuesday.”

Here’s the full press release. And if you haven’t seen it yet, see MFF2019 film Greener Grass. It’s a hoot.

Milwaukee Film Announces Dates for 2020 Festival
For Giving Tuesday, nonprofit is offering one-day discounts on membership

MILWAUKEE – Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 – Film fans are encouraged to peek into 2020 a little early and save the dates for the 12th annual Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by Associated Bank. Milwaukee Film, the nonprofit that runs the Festival, announced on Tuesday that the dates for next year’s event will be Oct. 15-29, 2020.

“After a record-breaking year for our Festival, we’re already so excited to get started on 2020,” said Jonathan Jackson, CEO and artistic director for Milwaukee Film. “Our Festival is the largest arts event in our community, and even though we’re still recovering from this year’s amazing Festival, you better believe we’re already planning for next year.”

For fans of the Festival, the nonprofit is sharing a special Giving Tuesday opportunity to give the gift of a Milwaukee Film membership and support its work in our community. On Dec. 3, supporters can go to mkefilm.org/membership and get $15 off any regularly priced Festival Fan, Film Lover or Movie Star level membership, including gift memberships as well as new or renewing memberships. As part of their benefits, Milwaukee Film Members get discounts and early access to Festival tickets, plus discounted tickets and exclusive events year-round at the Oriental Theatre.

“Our membership base is extremely loyal, and having this core of supporters makes a tremendous difference in the success of our programs,” Jackson noted. “Membership is a great gift to our organization, and it can make a great gift for the holidays – so it’s ideal for Giving Tuesday.”

The organization’s membership has grown to more than 5,000, including Members of the Black Lens Council and the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance.

Milwaukee Film will begin to accept film submissions for the Festival early in 2020, and the full list of venues will be confirmed by summer. Updates on the Milwaukee Film Festival, as well as all other Milwaukee Film programs and events, will be available at mkefilm.org.

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