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Film Festivals

Who needs Hollywood when we have these locally-grown film festivals right here in Northeast Wisconsin?

15823198-10154502354746284-3813353390516560344-nWildwood Film Festival
March 10-11
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton
The 16th Annual Wildwood Film Festival will showcase more than two dozen Wisconsin-connected films. Whether it’s the producer, director, writer, actors or even the locations, all projects featured have direct ties to the state. The event kicks off Friday from 3-5 p.m. with a Fresh Take Town Hall: Exploring Race and Recidivism, hosted by Josh Dukelow from WHBY. The event was inspired by “Halfway,” a film by actor Quinton Aaron (best known for his role as Michael Oher in the 2009 film “The Blind Side” with Sandra Bullock.) Aaron will attend the festival to talk about his film. A free Young Filmmakers Workshop presented by The Production Farm will take place Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. Tickets for Wildwood Film Festival are on sale at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center’s box office during normal business hours as well as one hour before each showtime. For more information, visit


Sconniewood Youth Film Festival 
April 23
Meyer Theatre, Green Bay
The Downtown Green Bay Kiwanis present the 3rd Annual Sconniewood Youth Film Festival highlighting the creative works from area youth age 18 and under. Student filmmakers write, produce, shoot and edit their own short films for the chance to win prizes. Visit for more information.


Latin American and Spanish Film Festival
April 26–29
Warch Campus Center at Lawrence University, Appleton
This free festival, open to the public, will feature a lineup of award-winning films from Latin America and Spain. On Friday, there will be an audience Q&A session with Puerto Rican director Ari Maniel Cruz, director of “Before The Rooster Crows.” Visit for more information or follow along on Facebook.
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