The Wildwood Film Festival's purpose is to promote Wisconsin film talent (actors, directors, writers, composers, editors, etc.). We also strive to educate high school students and adults in film basics-script writing, story boarding, filming, lighting, sound, editing and marketing.
From its humble beginnings, the Wildwood Film Festival has been consistently dedicated to Wisconsin film talent. With its eighth event it has showcased over 165 films that all have connections to our fine state.
The very first Wildwood Film Festival was held at the Historic West Theatre in Green Bay in 2001. The three-day event showcased ten films (including "The Hunt", a full-length dark comedy created by the festival's founders). The weekend was a great success and sparked a second event that played for a sold-out crowd at the Crescent Theatre in downtown Shawano.
Aspirations grew from there, and the festival found its roots in Appleton. Events have been held at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) and the Big Picture Theatre. The Wildwood Film Festival continues to grow each year and the commitment to Wisconsin filmmakers and film talent is just as strong.