The mission of Film Green Bay is to provide a rich cultural experience for our community and visitors while promoting Green Bay as a hub for filmmaking and film appreciation.
Film Green Bay was founded in July of 2010 by a group of community leaders responding to the growing interest in the art of film in our community. The number of local filmmakers – and thus the number of people interested in education about filmmaking – has grown dramatically. The Green Bay International Film Society shows several foreign films each season to sold-out audiences. Local filmmakers have scheduled screenings of their films at local theaters, libraries and museums.
The founding committee of FGB saw a need for coordination of activities to take advantage of this growing interest. Initial goals included providing educational activities to encourage growth of appreciation for film; workshops and information for filmmakers; coordinating a database of resources for filmmakers, and providing opportunities for film screenings.
The first Green Bay Film Festival was held February 25-27, 2011, in downtown Green Bay. Producing a film festival as the first formal activity of FGB allowed the group to accomplish several of the founding goals as well as drawing attention to the organization’s efforts.