The Gerold Award Winners for 2018
Best Short Documentary Film HOAN ALONE Directed by Aaron Johnson
Best Documentary Film NUJIN (New Life) – Turkey Directed by Veysi Altay
Best Short Film THE ROOT OF HAPPINESS Directed by Andy Truschinski
Best Feature Film PET NAMES Directed by Carol Brandt
Best Foreign Language Film IT’S ALSO LOVE- Japan Directed by Masao Konno
Festival Spirit Award LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER Directed by Ryland Brickson Cole Tews
PSYCHOFEST, 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.
2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY
2001 A Space Odyssey One the most groundbreaking and influential films ever made. After 50 years the story is as relevant as ever. HAL 9000, meet Alexa. A mysterious journey beginning with early man and culminating with a psychedelic trip to Jupiter. Here is a chance to see this masterpiece on the big screen. Screens Wednesday, November 7th at 7:30pm.