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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
WEYAUWEGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
We are here to celebrate film and filmmaking and to bring filmmakers together from around the world to share their work with our film going public as well as each other.
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. At WIFF we show the work of filmmakers who are finding or at least listening for their own voice. There is no one way. We are looking for all genres of film: narratives, documentaries, features, shorts, comedies, animation, etc. Cash prizes are awarded for the best film in each category. We will have late night screenings featuring especially eccentric or scary pictures. Film workshops and filmmaker forums are also a part of WIFF.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
2015 will mark the fifth annual Weyauwega International Film Festival in Weyauwega, Wisconsin. Weyauwega is located about 25 miles from Appleton, WI, and about 45 miles from Green Bay. We draw from all around Wisconsin.
In 2014 WIFF screened 43 Films from 14 countries over four days. Some of our past Midwest Premiere include HOLY MOTORS, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW, BUCKY AND THE SQUIRRELS & MOURNING HAS BROKEN, our best feature of 2013 which went on to win awards in other festivals, Our 2013 pick for best documentary short, THE LADY IN NUMBER SIX won 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.
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!
WIFF awards cash prizes for Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Doc Feature, Best Doc Short, Best Animated Film, Best Foreign Language Film and also a Festival Spirit Award.
The festival will be held in the historic 1915 Gerold Opera House. 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.
The area is noted for its many lakes, cheeses and world class local beer!
Ian Teal (Festival Director); Ian Teal (Festival Director); Kathy Fehl (Artistic Director)
1] All submissions MUST be issued a Tracking number. To get this you must fill out the online application at www.withoutabox.com. This process includes paying your fee electronically. You will receive a confirmation email. Print this out and include it with your DVD, etc. (See #2, below.) If you have trouble with the online process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2] Send a DVD or Blu-Ray with your trace # and a Press page with cast and crew info, your contact info. Also indicate what you used to shoot with; films will be shown either on DVD, Blu-Ray or 35mm.
3] The application fee is non-refundable and the DVD and package will not be returned unless prepaid mailer is included. By submitting you are agreeing to this and to being completely responsible for any problems which might arise due to any uncleared material (music or other) . See the legal clause included below.
4] There will be distributors present but no distribution is guaranteed.
5] We will have a panel of judges for each category. Winners will be announced on Saturday, November 15th. The first prize winner in each category will win $250 or $100 for shorts and animated film.
6] People whose films have been selected will be notified by October 12, 2014.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Weyauwega International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Weyauwega International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.