WIFF 2019 is November 13-16

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


Psycho Fest LogoPSYCHOFEST, 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 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.


Wisconsin FeaturesPET NAMES and BACK AT THE STAIRCASE are two new outstanding Wisconsin made films. Both screening on Saturday, November 10th.


PYSCHOFEST Features include the wacky Milwaukee made comedy LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER and the outrageously over the top thriller REVENGE. Both screening Friday night, November 9th.