Film Wisconsin “Commercial” Contest

How it works:

Create a Film Wisconsin Thirty- Second Ad and receive a $500 funding grant to produce a professional version. The winner of the contest will be shown at the Green Bay Film Festival in Green Bay on March 3rd kick off. They will also receive the $500 funding grant. The commercial may then be aired state wide through local television stations.

The commercial is for filmmakers to come to Wisconsin and produce a film in the state. We may not have incentives, but we have the best scenery, resources, and great people.

What to do:

  1. Make a video and upload it to youtube or vimeo and submit the url to by February 22, 2016.
  2. Voting will be conducted by the Film Wisconsin Board for the next week and winner is announced on February 28th, 2016.

The fine print:

  • 16 and over are eligible to submit
  • Employees and relatives of Film Wisconsin are ineligible.
  • Once the entry is submitted to youtube or vimeo, you are free to distribute the submission through various social media channels.
  • The commercial will be judged on Originality and Creativity and overall appeal.
  • The commercial must be exactly 30 seconds in length and must not contain any copyrighted works other than what is owned by the entrant.
  • You are free to download the Film Wisconsin logo from here:
  • More than one entry will be accepted by an individual or group.
  • Must be suitable for publication and public display. No alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs can be featured.
  • Only one prize will be awarded. A deadline will be given.If they deadline is missed, the prize money will go to second place.