The Film Festival Team

The Wisconsin Film Festival began in 1999, and has grown into the largest campus-based film festival in the United States, averaging 200 films and 34,000 attendees each spring. It is a project of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arts Institute, with dozens of campus and community partners.


1050 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706 USA
T 877-963-3456
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Meg Hamel
director | 608-262-6578

2011 Programming

Meg Hamel
Mike King
David Dinnell
Jamie Wagner
Alex Wolfe
Charles Shea
John Powers
Aaron Granat
Tom Yoshikami
Peter Boger
Audrey Trainor
Jenell Johnson
Eunjung Kim

Film and Video Technology

Erik Gunneson
tech director

Mike King
head projectionist

Jim Healy
print traffic coordinator | 608-335-1994

Boyd Hillestad
Bob Dischler
Cassie Wendtlandt
Michael Trevis
Laura Frank
Andrew Yonda
Bobby Gryzynger
Sarah Simonds

members of IATSE Local 251: Chris Barker, Steve Bresette, Schuyler Cleven, Andy Collins, Roch Gersbach, Matt Rockwell, Tim Romano, Justina Vickerman


Aaron Berry
volunteer coordinator

Film Festival TV spot and Trailer

Erik Gunneson
Dylan Wilbur
Wendy Schneider

The 2011 Wisconsin Film Festival is Presented by
Arts Institute
Norma Saldivar, Executive Director

with the assistance of the
UW Dept. of Communication Arts
Susan Zaeske, Chair
Illuminate: Year of the Arts
UW & Community Support
UW Brittingham Fund
Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission
George & Pamela Hamel
The Gilkison Family Foundation
John J. Frautschi Foundation
UW Programming Partners
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education
Department of Communication Arts
Center for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia
Russian Flagship Center
Center for East Asian Studies
Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives
Center for European Studies
Global Studies Program
Sponsored by
Madison Community Foundation
Steep & Brew
Lands' End Canvas
Sponsored by
Community Pharmacy
Cuna Mutual Group
Fresh Madison Market
Madison Concourse Hotel
Madison Media Institute
Steve Brown Apartments
Media & Design
Isthmus/The Daily Page
Swink, Inc.
Wisconsin Public Radio