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ABOUT US Founded in 1999, the Wisconsin Film Festival is the state’s premier film festival, in the heart of Madison, our capital city. This four-day annual festival takes place each spring in ten campus and downtown Madison theaters. The Festival presents the best new independent film (feature, documentary, experimental), world cinema, restored classics, and showcases the work of Wisconsin filmmakers through juried competitions.

CONTACT WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL 821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706 (608) 262-9009; (877) 963-FILM info@WiFilmFest.org; WiFilmFest.org DURING THE FESTIVAL See WiFilmFest.org or call (877) 963-FILM for updates. For additional questions or emergencies call the Box Office (608) 265-2933

THE WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL IS PRESENTED BY THE UW ARTS INSTITUTE 5542 Humanities Building 455 North Park St, Madison, WI 53706 (608) 263-4086 info@Arts.Wisc.edu • Arts.Wisc.edu



The Arts Institute works to make the arts more visible and effective at UW-Madison. Governed by arts faculty and staff, we represent the collective voice and strength of the arts at the University. The Arts Institute funds and supports projects with university- and community-wide impact, including artists residencies, awards and fellowships, public programs, and arts marketing and outreach. Created in 1998, the Arts Institute grew out of a university Arts Consortium and other collaborative efforts. An “intercollege unit,� the Arts Institute is sponsored by the College of Letters & Science, the School of Education, and the School of Human Ecology.


STAFF: Norma Saldivar, Executive Director Ken Chraca, Associate Director Judy Buenzli, Coordinator, Arts Outreach Program Kate Hewson, Arts Residency Coordinator Sarah Schaffer, Coordinator, Recording Project Meg Hamel, Director, Wisconsin Film Festival ARTS INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2006-07): Norma Saldivar, Interim Executive Director Gail Geiger, Art History Vance Kepley, Dept. of Communication Arts Judith Mitchell, English–Creative Writing Russell Panczenko, Chazen Museum of Art Ralph Russo, Memorial Union Tony Simotes, University Theatre John Schaffer, School of Music Elaine Scheer, Art Department Diane Sheehan, Design Studies Dept. Andrew Taylor, Bolz Center for Arts Administration Michael Vanden Heuvel, Dept. of Theatre and Drama Yu Jin-Wen, Dance Program

THE ARTS ON CAMPUS WEBSITE is a collaborative project sponsored by the Arts Institute and University Communications in cooperation with campus arts units and organizations, and with the support of the Evjue Foundation.

This festival program is produced by Isthmus, Madison’s Weekly Newspaper | TheDailyPage.com Š2008 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

SCREEN PLAYS by David S. Cohen David S. Cohen, of Script and Variety magazines, leads readers down the long and harrowing road every screenplay takes from idea to script to screen. In interviews with Hollywood screenwriters from across the board—Oscar winners and novices alike—Cohen explores what sets apart the blockbuster successes from the downright disasters. Cohen proves that how a script is written, sold, developed, and filmed can be just as dramatic and intriguing as the movie itself—especially when the resulting movie is a fiasco.

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DEANS’ COUNCIL: Robin Douthitt, Dean, School of Human Ecology Gary Sandefur, Dean, College of Letters & Science Julie Underwood, Dean, School of Education


Profile for UW-Madison Division of the Arts

2008 Wisconsin Film Festival Film Guide  

2008 Wisconsin Film Festival Film Guide