Milwaukee’s fall movie festivals: A fast person’s guide


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The Avalon Theater, in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood, is host to two film festivals this fall: the Milwaukee International Short Film Festival and the Twisted Dreams Film Festival.

Fall in Milwaukee brings a bumper crop of movie festivals. Here’s a information. 

Milwaukee International Short Film Festival 

The competition’s 24th version has 34 quick films, 32 of them Milwaukee premieres. They’re proven in three separate-admission programs, including “Voices Heard,” that includes work by native filmmakers of shade.   

When: Sept. 10; programs begin at 4, 6:30 and 9:15 p.m. 

Where: Avalon Theater, 2473 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. 

Tickets: $11 on the door, $12 on-line at  


Cultures & Communities Festival 

In its fourth year, the festival, focusing on problems with identification, well being and inclusion, has more in-the-community occasions and pop-up screenings, in addition to a virtual element. 

When: Sept. 14-18 

Where: Mainly at Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave. 

Tickets: $10 for in-person screenings; all-access passes, which embrace all the competition’s on-line films, are $125


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Twisted Dreams Film Festival 

The seventh annual festival celebrating all things horror features a meet-and-greet with low-budget horror king Lloyd Kaufman and a screening of the silent traditional “Nosferatu” with a live rating. 

When: Oct. 14-16 

Where: Avalon Theater 

Tickets: On sale in early October

Info: Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival Facebook page 

Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival 

The 25th annual movie pageant exploring the Jewish experience provides seven motion pictures screening in individual and virtually.  

When: Oct. 23-Nov. 6  

Where: Marcus Theatres’ North Shore Cinema and online by way of Eventive

Tickets: $12 in theaters; $12 per family for digital screenings


Contact Chris Foran at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at @cforan12. 


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