Mark your calendar! Dates for the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival revealed

MILWAUKEE -- The dates for the 8th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival were revealed on Tuesday, February 2nd. The festival will take place from September 22nd to October 6th.

The 15-day festival includes feature films, shorts programs, education screenings, post-film conversations, and panel discussions.

Last year’s festival presented 304 films from over 50 countries at five venues and on six screens. With the support of 96 sponsors and 306 Community Partners, the festival saw continued growth in overall event attendance – 70,855 in 2015, compared to 64,187 in 2014. In addition, the 2015 festival boasted 77 sold-out screenings (compared to 72 in 2014). A record 118 visiting guests participated in more than 500 individual festival events over the course of 15 days.

In a news release, Milwaukee Film also announced that Donald and Donna Baumgartner renewed their support of the Milwaukee Film Festival for another five consecutive years, pledging $600,000 towards the festival through 2020.Their renewed contribution for the 2016-2020 festivals marks the largest and longest-term gift Milwaukee Film has received.