Could Green Bay’s Sconniewood Film Fest Feature Future Filmmaking Legends?

Have you ever had a good idea for a movie? Maybe you haven’t let your imagination wander like that in a long time. But you probably did…once upon a time…when you were a kid. The Sconniewood Youth Film Festival, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Green Bay, is a growing community event that’s uncovering […]

8 Strange Festivals and Competitions in Wisconsin

Anyone who tells you Wisconsin is a boring place to live has obviously never visited one of our many festivals throughout the year – especially the events in this article. Of course, maybe it was boredom that inspired these bizarre ideas. Perhaps a long winter spent staring into the fireplace caused some half-drunken Wisconsinite to […]

Sconniewood – A Student Film Fest That’s Inspiring Young Leaders in the Green Bay Area

How do you encourage young people in Northeast Wisconsin to step up and be innovators, leaders and creative artists? Can we show them the untapped talents they already possess? Is there a way to empower students with the confidence they need to take risks, solve problems and see a project through from idea to completion? […]

Bingo Night! Filmmakers and Stars Return for the Wisconsin Film Festival

Two friends who started a filmmaking partnership while attending UW Madison are bringing their first big independent project back home. Bingo Night!┬áis a comedic crime-drama about a trio of grandmas who take matters into their own hands when they decide to take the local bingo hall for all it’s worth. (See the trailer after the […]

How Wonderful and Weird Ideas Come to Life at the Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton

There is a fine line between funny and freaky, comical and creepy. For his first project as a writer/director, Jake Bertz danced right up to that line with the short film Neighslayer. It’s just one of more than 30 films being featured at the 2014 Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton on Saturday, March 8th. For […]

Bingo Night – Grandmas Go Rogue in a Wisconsin-Made Film That Needs Your Support

Go to the local bingo hall in any Wisconsin town and you’re sure to find plenty of senior ladies with multiple game cards in front of them, dobbers in hand and focused looks on their faces. But what if somewhere in the crowd, there was a grandma with a scheme emerging in her mind? What […]

Sundance Experience Motivates Director of Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton

It’s not easy to get a movie accepted into the high-profile Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. In fact, it’s pretty hard to get accepted as an unpaid volunteer for Sundance – even if you’ve got a film festival of your own. Craig Knitt (pictured above right) knows that all too well. After years […]