PSYCHO FEST, WIFF’s new moniker for its Friday night horror and thriller screenings is inspired by Robert Bloch who was living in Weyauwega during the Ed Gein murders in nearby Plainfield, Wisconsin. Inspired by Ed’s obsession with his mother as well as Weyauwega’s Lakeshore Motel, Bloch penned the thriller Psycho and created the iconic Norman Bates and the Bates Motel.The sign for the Lakeshore Motel still stands at the West edge of town.
Here are the winners of the 2017 Weyauwega International Film Festival Gerold Awards…
Best Foreign Language Film- KUPAL Directed by Kazem Mollaie – Iran
Best Documentary Feature – CINEMA TRAVELERS Directed by Shirley Abraham & Amit Madheshiya – India
Best Documentary Short – TWO WORLDS Directed by Maciej Adamek – Poland
Best Narrative Feature – STREAKER Directed by Peter Luisi – Switzerland
Best Narrative Short – SO WE BOWL Directed by Max Hauser – USA
Festival Spirit Award – Dan Davies in honor of his win for the African Golden Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for A TRIP TO JAMAICA.
Congratulations to all!