Weyauwega, Wisconsin – USA
November 8 to 11, 2012
The 2nd Annual WEYAUWEGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (WIFF) invites you to picturesque Weyauwega, Wisconsin for a celebration of original and personal filmmaking. Hosted in the breathtaking Gerold Opera House, WIFF welcomes a diverse array of films that each celebrate the independent voice of the filmmaker and take audiences off the beaten path.
WIFF is pleased to provide housing and transportation to visiting filmmakers during their stay in Weyauwega. In addition to receiving festival passes, selected filmmakers will take part in discussion groups, be recognized at the WIFF grand finale party, and will be invited to participate in interviews with press. WIFF will also host a young filmmaker’s workshop during the festival; participants will receive hands-on experience and gain knowledge from working filmmakers.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top films in categories including Narrative Feature ($250 USD), Narrative Short ($100), Documentary Feature ($250), and Documentary Short ($100). Films lauded at last year’s festival featured such stars as James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”) and Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”). ED GEIN: THE MUSICAL, now touring the United States, was a highlight of the inaugural program.
August 3, 2012 – Late Deadline
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Author Robert Bloch wrote Psycho while living in Weyauwega, where the Lakeshore Motel sign still stands at the edge of town. Nearby cities Green Bay, home of the Packers, and Appleton, known as paper valley, provide eager festival attendees. Neighboring Waupaca is a beautiful resort town with a variety of lake activities, offering visitors much to see and do while in town.
For the chance to enjoy a Midwest festival experience and discover new voices and ideas, submit your film to the Weyauwega International Film Festival today!