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“Pleasantly surprised:” 7th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival has a screening for just about everyone

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MILWAUKEE — The 7th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival is well underway as day-three kicked off on Saturday, September 26th. The 15-day run started on Thursday, September 24th.

The festival features education screenings, feature films, post-film conversations and panel discussions.

Milwaukee Film Festival is hosted by the Downer Theater, Times Cinema, and the Oriental Theater — among several others.

Milwaukee Film Festival

Milwaukee Film Festival

Filmmaker Daphne McWilliams had a screening for her work on Saturday.

“I was pleasantly surprised to see a nice packed audience. I got lots of hugs and handshakes and photo-ops with people who got to see the film. I’ve been getting mostly thank-yous, and no hate mail — so, so far so good,” said McWilliams.

Through sponsorship, the festival continues to engage with the city by providing entertainment and education. This year, the festival raised a combined $2.4 million in cash, goods, and services including 26 new sponsors that include KOSS, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee Public Library, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the NAACP – Milwaukee Branch, Badger Liquor, and more.

The Milwaukee Film Festival runs through Thursday, October 8th. For more information about the festival, CLICK HERE — for a full calendar of films, CLICK HERE.