The Festival provides a rare, yearly opportunity for the general public to view films covering a wide range of styles and genres. Each year's Festival includes work that represents the most accomplished and innovative filmmakers working around the world, exemplifying the best of cinema as an art form. The festival presents films that explore social justice, independence, cultural distinctions, and more. Additionally, there are relatively few other opportunities for local filmmaking artists to share their movies publicly; the festival advocates for and supports the work of Wisconsin artists. Wisconsin Film Festival supports the vision that our state can be an excellent location for the production of and appreciation for the cinematic arts.