About the Fest

The Wisconsin Film Festival is presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Arts Institute in association with the Department of Communication Arts. Founded in 1999, the Festival presents over 150 films in eight theaters in eight days, April 9-16.

Getting your tickets

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 14 at noon.


Make your wish list and order online with our Film Guide.


Call us at (608) 265-ARTS (2787) during the box office's working hours.

in person

The box office is located on the ground floor of the UW Union South Building and at Memorial Union.


Our 150+ films will appear on eight screens throughout Madison. The four-mile festival footprint is easily accessible whether traveling on foot, two wheels, four wheels, or via Madison Metro Transit.


With two short programs geared toward grades K-2 and 3-5, and two amazing feature films, here’s an opportunity to expand your kids’ horizons with some screen time you can get behind.

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