The economic slowdown isn't expected to stop movie goers this week at the Wisconsin Film Festival . Festival Director Meg Hamel says they're expecting a strong showing with ticket interest being about where it was last year, which was a 10th anniversary for the event.
Hamel says the biggest thing they worry about is it being too nice outside.
"Weather can really affect our crowds but I'm expecting a really good turnout and a really good audience for our films," she says.
Nearly 200 movies are scheduled ranging from two-minute shorts to full length features. Hamel says don't expect to see these titles on a multiplex marquee, as most of which will never play in theaters around Wisconsin. There's plenty of talent from the Badger State as well.
"We all get the chance to support some of these young artists here in the state that are just developing their craft as they are becoming filmmakers," says Hamel.
The festival runs April 2nd through the 5 th .