As the Bank of the Milwaukee Film Festival, Associated Bank is proud to become presenting sponsor of the Milwaukee Film Festival, providing financial and promotional support for the festival and its year-round programming.


Milwaukee Film has seen an increased support for the 8th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival. In a sign of its overall growth, the festival has raised over $2,750,000 in cash, goods, and services for this year’s festival from its 133 supporters.


The festival’s partnership with Associated Bank has also grown over the past three years. The partnership is overseen by John Utz, executive vice president, Milwaukee market president, and head of Corporate Banking and specialized financial services, who has served on the Milwaukee Film Board since 2014, and executive vice president and chief marketing officer Christopher Piotrowski.


“Associated Bank is pleased to expand our partnership with the Milwaukee Film Festival, serving as the presenting sponsor as well as the Bank of the Milwaukee Film Festival,” said Piotrowski. “We support this incredible opportunity to offer film, education, and discussion to a diverse audience in our community. Together, we continue to make a positive difference through the power of film.”


“As a long-standing supporter of the arts, Associated Bank takes pride in sponsoring the Milwaukee Film Festival and contributing to the vitality of our community,” said Utz. “I am honored to serve as a Milwaukee Film Board Member to support the continued growth of Milwaukee Film as an important community asset.”

Milwaukee Film’s artistic & executive director Jonathan Jackson shared, “The 2016 sponsor lineup represents a game-changing moment for Milwaukee Film with an explosion in growth of support – led by Associated Bank whose commitment to the community is clear with their support for many important cultural institutions. We are proud to be considered one of these institutions and thrilled to enter a long-term agreement with Associated Bank as our Presenting Sponsor.”

As one of the fastest-growing cultural events in the region, the Milwaukee Film Festival provides an incredible opportunity to connect with an ever-expanding and diverse cross section of the community. 




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