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Preparations Underway for Next Year’s Wisconsin Film Festival


Preparations for the 25th annual Wisconsin Film Festival, which attracts nearly 30,000 people every year, are already underway. 

Jim Healy, the festival’s programming director, and Michael King, the festival’s artistic director, will watch hundreds of submitted films. Out of the submissions, 150 films will be showcased, some for the first time. The festival will also showcase films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival and at the Chicago Film Festival. 

Some of last year’s winners include Judy Blume Forever for favorite documentary feature, My Sailor, My Love, for favorite narrative feature, and Real People, Real Places for favorite shorts program. 

The festival has grown year after year, with ticket sales in April 2022 reaching 28,000.  

The festival is tentatively scheduled to take place from Thursday, April 4 to Thursday, April 11 next year. The Wisconsin Film Festival is presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Dane County prepares for its annual fair

Dane County is getting ready to put on its annual county fair, which is set to take place at the Racine County Fairgrounds from July 18th to July 21st at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.