Film festival returns with Black Lens Program


For the third year in a row, the Milwaukee film Festival returns with a Black Lens Program. The program works to highlight stories and topics relevant to the Black community.

Wisconsin Gazette reports:

“Featuring work from both emerging and established African-American filmmakers, the Black Lens Program returns to the Milwaukee Film Festival for a third year. The series presents eight programs of short and feature-length fiction and documentary films, with filmmakers exploring stories and topics rooted in the black community and relevant to all communities.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Milwaukee Film a $10,000 FilmWatch grant in support of the Black Lens Program. In addition, Black Lens has received a second grant from the Johnson Controls Foundation to help underwrite the program. The Black Lens Program is sponsored by WJMR Jammin’ 98.3 and the Black Lens Engagement Committee.”

For more, visit, Wisconsin Gazette.