News update

We are pleased to announce that, as of 10/23/18, we’ve received films from:

  •  Australia
  •  Canada
  •  India
  •  Germany
  • South Korea
  •  United States of America

Also, Film Freeway has awarded us Gold Status — this will give project submitters a 25% discount on fees. This was awarded to us this past week

The You Tube Class Block by Jason Love

The You Tube Class Block
Improving Your YouTube Channel [Intermediate/beginner YouTube Class]
Learn how to be a YouTube star or make money from filmmaking. This course is an intermediate/beginner class covering best practices to make your YouTube channel stick out from the crowd.
Topics covered in this course include branding, upload schedules, basics of the YouTube search engine, marketing, using your analytics, and growing your channel.
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Make Money on YouTube [Advanced YouTube Class]
In this course, you will learn about YouTube Ad revenue, alternative ways to make money, & how to get clients using your YouTube channel. You get to see real numbers and real-world examples of how to improve your YouTube channel and increase your income on YouTube.
The class will also cover tools to boost your views, improve your search engine optimization, and improve your videos. Other topics include Patreon, Kickstarter, and other alternative online income streams available to YouTubers.
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Jason Love is an entertainer, educator, and filmmaker. His work has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, PBS, Playful (part of Buzzfeed and NBCUniversal), and more.
Jason Love is currently working on a short documentary series entitled “Behind-the-Autism.” This series was made possible through the Racine Art Council’s Art Seed Grant.
Jason also teaches filmmaking through the Racine Creative Center and as part of Racine Case High School’s Eagle Video, Editing, and Recording (EVER). EVER is funded through an educational grant through Racine Unified School District.
You can watch Jason Love’s personal VLog at http://YouTube.com/jasonloveslife.
Price TBA this is a Sponsorship Opportunity

Welcome Lauren

Welcome Lauren

I’d like to welcome the great Lauren Tharp to the team who’s making the Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival happen!

She’ll be doing the editing for the blog posts I do to make sure the grammar and spelling is correct. This, of course, is key for ensuring the best possible communication of information posted on the webpage.

I have known Ms. Tharp for many years, and I’m so happy she has come aboard this project.

Let’s have Ms. Tharp tell us a bit more about herself! And, please, make sure to visit her website if you ever need help with editing work.

A Message from Lauren:

Wow, Wayne! Thank you so much for the stellar introduction.

My name is Lauren Tharp. I’ve been writing as a freelancer since I was a teenager (I’m in my thirties now), and my love for writing slowly became a love for editing. Now, working as an editor is my primary focus.

I run a multiple award-winning website for writers looking to go freelance called LittleZotz Writing. It’s pretty darn cool. Check it out!

I also blog about my personal life at LaurenTharp.com! Or, if you prefer just to look at pictures of me instead, you can follow me on Instagram.

As far as Indie Film Wisconsin goes…

I grew up in the film industry (both of my parents were special FX artists) and I’ve always had a deep passion for the art of filmmaking. When I met Wayne nearly a decade ago, we hit it off immediately and never ran out of things to talk about.

Wayne Clingman is a fascinating man, and is incredibly driven. His various projects never cease to amaze me and I cannot WAIT to see what he does with the Film Festival! I’m honored to be a part of his team.

Stay tuned!! More coming soon.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

 

The Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival can not happen without sponsors.

 

We have many opportunities for sponsorship; from basic electronic ads on the festival web page, to ads in the printed festival program, to sponsoring the Opening Night Party, Closing Night Party,  Breakfast with the filmmakers, as well as other opportunities.

 

Of course, there is more than one way to support the festival. We are open to barter as well.

 

If there are other opportunities that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to inquire! If we may be so bold to say so, we believe that the Indie Film Wisconsin FIlm Festival will be the best film festival the state has seen. With your help, we can make it truly an event for the ages!

 

Contact: indiefilmwisconsinff@gmail.com

 

Thank you for your consideration!

Indie Film Wisconsin Announces New Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Wayne Clingman
Phone: +1 312-257-4270

INDIE FILM WISCONSIN ANNOUNCES NEW FILM FESTIVAL

Watertown, Wisconsin, August 23, 2018 – Indie Film Wisconsin announces a new film festival to take place at Watertown, Wisconsin’s historic Towne Cinema, from April 19 to 21, 2019. Located in scenic Jefferson County, the festival is less than an hour’s drive from Madison and Milwaukee.
Indie Film Wisconsin has been at the forefront of discussing and championing the state’s independent film scene for over a decade. Now comes Indie Film Wisconsin’s inaugural film festival: A celebration of the independent film making spirit, and a showcase of independent cinema and new media, not just from Wisconsin but from the world.

The festival was founded by Indie Film Wisconsin’s creator, Wayne Clingman. From his tenure as Commissioner of the City of Racine’s cable access station, through being integral in introducing Wisconsin’s film incentive program and producing his own films, to his work on various film festivals including It Came From Lake Michigan Film Festival, and Sydney, Australia’s A Night of Horror International Film Festival; Clingman’s experience in independent media creation, exhibition, and promotion is wide ranging.

“Indie Film Wisconsin welcomes submissions from all filmmakers, screenwriters, and new media content creators, working in all genres”, says Clingman. “We want this festival to celebrate the unique spirit of independent film, by providing a welcoming space for filmmakers and audience members to interact while enjoying the latest in independent cinema. And by presenting incredible films from around America and the world, we hope to also encourage Wisconsin’s own indie film scene.”

For more details visit: www.indiefilmwisconsin.com   

To enter https://filmfreeway.com/IndieFilmWisconsinFilmFestival

 

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And some self promotion

Jason Love and myself were on  TV  talking about our mafia documentary : The Milwaukee Mob https://www.wisn.com/article/milwaukee-mafia-film-profiles-mob-boss-frank-balistrieri/19640839

Channel 12 did a good job.

 

Was quite the interesting weekend, The Local Paper then a TV Station  before Jason and I showed it to a filled room in the City of Racine. Nice crowd other then the surviving son of Frank  B. coming down and being let’s say a bit upset.

 

Earlier in the year I made this fun reel.

Made Men Production from wayne clingman on Vimeo.

Here we go!

Indie Film Wisconsin has been at the forefront of discussing and championing the state’s independent film scene for over a decade.

Now comes Indie Film Wisconsin’s inaugural film festival: A celebration of the independent film making spirit, and a showcase of independent cinema and new media, not jut from Wisconsin but from the world.

The festival was founded by Indie Film Wisconsin’s creator, Wayne Clingman. From his tenure as Commissioner of the City of Racine’s cable access station, through being integral in introducing Wisconsin’s film incentive program and producing his own films, to his work on various film festivals including It Came From Lake Michigan Film Festival and Sydney, Australia’s A Night of Horror International Film Festival; Wayne’s experience in independent media creation, exhibition, and promotion is wide ranging.

Indie Film Wisconsin welcomes submissions from filmmakers, screenwriters, and new media content creators, working in all genres. We want to celebrate the unique spirit of independent film, by providing a welcoming space for filmmakers and audience members to interact an enjoy the latest in indie cinema from around the globe.

The fest’s venue is the Towne Cinema in historic Watertown, Wisconsin. Located in scenic Jefferson County, the festival takes place less than an hour’s drive from Madison and Milwaukee. Hotels, bars and restaurants are within walking distance of the cinema.