The event is among America’s biggest International Muslim Film Festivals, with the 2019 list screening seven single showings of seven films at the world-famous Ancient Theatre. This festival is achievable due to the ample support of the presenting sponsors, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L . Nohl Fund and also Black Lens, part of Milwaukee Film. Helping sponsors this year include the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, Shawarma House, AA Baker Realtors, Aladdin’s, Muslim American Society, and also Hayat Pharmacy, the festival profits this year with an array of films that emphasize the Muslim experience.
Throughout it is inaugural run, the Milwaukee Film Festival screened a lot more than one hundred films at 3 venues. In 2017, more than 300 festival-quality films were screened across 5 Milwaukee venues. Festival attendance increased every year since it is inception; in 2017, attendance hovered around 84,000, and also about 4,000 of those became MKE Film members.
The Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival possesses paved a way for award-winning motion pictures to be discovered by a local audience, while offering creative filmmakers the attention they deserve. Exclusive this year, the entire festival will be kept at the Oriental Theatre.
Films were selected from around the world and also transcend countries, languages, and also cultures whilst highlighting the common humanity among people of all ethnics, ethnicities, and also religious beliefs.