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Wis-Kino is on hiatus

March 29, 2010

Wis-Kino is in hiatus for the year as we decide how to proceed with the group in the future. If you have specific questions you’d like addressed, you can still email us and we will respond. Otherwise, we hope you have a great year and keep making films!

Be sure to check out the Wisconsin Film Festival in April as well.

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Kabaret Recap: “Misread Signals”

December 4, 2009

Another successful Kabaret as come and gone, and now as we head into a few months of hibernation and organizational regrouping, we here at Wis-Kino wanted to leave you all with a taste of the films made in just 48 hours for this most recent of our events.

First up, it’s “Rake of the Living Dead” by Nicholas Wootton, who put an autumnal spin on the ol’ zombie flick.

If you made a film for this Kabaret and it’s available online, please drop us a line to let us know so we can include it in an upcoming post! And thanks again to everyone who watched and/or participated in Wis-Kino this year. It’s been a blast. Look for lots of important news about next year coming soon.

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Spring Kabaret gets bailed out

March 24, 2009

The Wis-Kino Spring Kabaret ’09 has come and gone, but never fear! If you missed this one, or simply cannot get enough of great, short movie-making, come back and check out our 3 day long Summer Kabaret this July 16 – 19. It’ll be an excellent opportunity to work with more than one crew of people on more than one film, or to spend a little extra time on just one project. We’re also hoping to have an official Kino Lab set up for those people who want a central place to meet and edit, etc. (and if you don’t have your own editing gear).

The Spring Kabaret was a smashing success, though, with a packed house greeting both the kick-off and final screenings of the event! Thanks to everyone who came out just to watch, and especially to those brave souls who made a film in just 48 hours! The following is the list of those shorts screened on Sunday:

Thanks, too, go to the Decider (specifically Scott Gordon) for giving the Kabaret a nice write-up.

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Spring Kabaret ’09 wants YOU

February 26, 2009

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Wis-Kino kicks off its 2009 season with the first of THREE 48-hour filmmaking Kabarets!
Back after a short winters’ nap, Madison’s own micro-cinema collaborative is gearing up to throw the first of the years’ three Kabarets, 48-hour challenges that provide opportunities for both amateur and professional filmmakers to flex their creative muscles. A kick-off screening will be held on Friday, March 20th at 7:00p.m. in Sundance Cinema’s North Lounge. It’s an open screening, meaning that anyone can bring any short film to show (see guidelines). At the end of the night, we’ll sign up everyone interested in participating in the Kabaret and then announce some sort of secret ingredient, an element that must be included in your film to prove that it was made over the next two days.

We will then reconvene for the final Kabaret screening on Sunday, March 22 at 7:00p.m. in one of Sundance’s theatres to show all of the films made over the weekend. This is a great chance to both challenge yourself to make a film quickly with minimal resources, and to show your work on the big screen!

Anyone can help make a film, regardless of experience or skills. Just show up at the kick-off screening and make it known that you’re looking to help out! If you’re not a director/camera person, teams are often still looking for actors, musicians, boom mic operators, extras, techies, and more.

The Details:
WHAT: Wis-Kino Spring Kabaret ’09
WHEN: Kick-Off Screening on Friday, March 20 at 7:00p.m. – Final Screening on Sunday, March 22 at 7:00p.m.
WHERE: Sundance Cinemas, Hilldale Mall, 430 N. Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI
COST: Kick-Off Screening is just $2, Final Screening is $5 (for everyone, including filmmakers – no extra charge to participate).

Questions? Comments? Drop us a line at Wis.Kino.Films@gmail.com

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Fall Kabaret in the press

November 26, 2008

The Wis-Kino Fall ’08 Kabaret has garnered a bit o’ local press, and we wanted to share the love with everyone (and say thanks to those reporters who took the time to come check us out).

Student paper the Badger Herald has some info and a photo from the event itself, plus interviews with former Wis-Kino directors (and general ne’r-do-wells) Tona Williams, Aaron Yonda, and Matt Sloan.

The Onion’s new Madison events guide, the Decider, has a good recap of the Kabaret plus a couple of the submitted films (which we’ve also linked in the below post).

For more of the press Wis-Kino has gotten over the years, check out our press page.

And don’t forget about our 2008 Retrospective screening, where we’ll show various films that have screened over the past 12 months of Wis-Kino. It’s free, and it’s on Saturday, Jan. 24th at 8:00pm, at the Mercury Lounge on E. Mifflin St., downtown Madison next to the Bartell Theatre.

View from the projection booth at the Kabaret

View from the projection booth at the Kabaret

(photo by Josh Klessig – see more here)

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