Black Maria Film Festival on campus Sept. 27

By UW-Fond du Lac

The Black Maria Film Festival’s 37th anniversary tour will visit the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac, a UW Oshkosh Campus, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the  Prairie Theater, 400 University Dr., Fond du Lac.

The Black Maria Film Festival screenings include documentaries, experimental, animation and narrative films. The focus is on short films that address issues and struggles within contemporary society such as the environment; public health; substance abuse; climate change; gun violence; immigration; people with disabilities; sustainability; LGBTQ and much more. 

This film festival has been traveling to the UW-Fond du Lac campus for almost a decade and this is the only venue in Wisconsin on the 2018 tour. 

Founded in 1981, the Black Maria Film Festival was created as a tribute to Thomas Edison’s development of the motion picture at his laboratory, dubbed the “Black Maria” film studio, the first in the world. The festival attracts and showcases the work of independent filmmakers internationally. This season, submissions came from every continent around the world except Antarctica.  

The festival is a project of the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium, an independent non-profit organization in residence at New Jersey City University’s Department of Media Arts. 

This free community event is sponsored by the UW-Fond du Lac Fine Arts and Lecture Committee. 

For further information about the local event, contact Kathy Strong-Langolf, or call (920) 929-1111.


Kathy Strong-Langolf