2014 will mark the fourth annual Weyauwega International Film Festival in Weyauwega, Wisconsin. In 2013 WIFF screened 38 Films from 14 countries over four days. Some of our past Midwest Premieres include HOLY MOTORS, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW & MOURNING HAS BROKEN which was our Best Feature of 2013. Our 2013 pick for Best Documentary Short, THE LADY IN NUMBER SIX went on to win the Academy Award and our 2012 Best Narrative Feature, WEST OF THUNDER has gone on to be awarded both the Best Film (Peace) and Best Film (Human Rights) 2012 by the Political Film Society of Hollywood, CA.
We are here to celebrate film and filmmaking and to bring filmmakers together from around the world to share their work. Whatever reflects your own sense of the world, of people, of the ties between people and conveys this personal sensibility to us will be valuable. We are looking for all genres of film: narratives, documentaries, features, shorts, comedies, experimental & animation. We will have late night screenings featuring especially eccentric or scary pictures. Film workshops and filmmaker forums are also a part of WIFF.
WIFF encourages filmmakers to attend the festival and will provide local housing for visiting filmmakers as well as local transportation if needed. We have filmmakers from around the world attending WIFF including such faraway places as Alaska and Japan!
The festival will be held in the historic 1915 Gerold Opera House in Weyauwega, Wisconsin. We have excellent 35mm and Digital projection as well as digital surround sound. The opera house seats over 350 and we also have our own bar for great after screening parties!
Fifty years ago: Psycho was written by Robert Bloch here in Weyauwega. Hitchcock sent his art designer to this area and you can spot the places on which many of the main locations were based including the Lake Shore Motel.
Weyauwega is located about 25 miles from Appleton, WI, and about 45 miles from Green Bay. We draw from all around Wisconsin. The area is noted for its many lakes, cheeses and world class local beer!