The Gerold Award Winners for 2019 at the Weyauwega International Film Festival are:
 
Best Short Documentary – ANOTHER SHORE from Switzerland, Directed by Anne Pictet
Best Short Narrative – THE MATCH from Finland, Directed by Pia Andell
Best Foreign Language Film – DREAM FOR HAPPINESS
from Bulgaria, Directed by Irina Velichkova
Best Feature Documentary – YEN CHING from USA, Directed by Yinan Wang
Best Feature Film – FOURTEEN from USA, Direct by Dan Sallitt. Stars Norma Kuhling and Tallie Medel pictured.
Congratulations and thank you to all the filmmakers and their excellent work!

INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT

PARASITE Saturday, November 16th at 8pm Winner of the 2019 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Bong Joon Ho (SNOWPIERCER) brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

DOUBLE INDEMNITY

Opening Night Film DOUBLE INDEMNITY – Billy Wilder’s 1944 classic Film Noir was nominated for seven Oscars and features the ultimate Femme Fatale performance by Barbara Stanwyck. Also starring Fred MacMurray and Edward G, Robinson. Introduced by Dr. Jack Rhodes

Wednesday, November 13th at 7pm

FEATURE FILM SPOTLIGHT

Chronicling 10 years of a friendship, Dan Sallitt’s insightful FOURTEEN screens Saturday 11/16 at 2:30pm. Featuring engaging and moving performances from Tallie Medel (THE UNSPEAKABLE TRUTH) and Norma Kuhling (CHICAGO MED). Both stars will be in attendance for the screening.

GIVE ME LIBERTY, the exciting new film from Milwaukee filmmaker Kirill Mikhanovsky. Screens Saturday 11/16 at 5:30pm

 

PSYCHOFEST, Friday night horror and thriller screenings 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. The sign for the Lakeshore Motel still stands at the West edge of town.

PYSCHOFEST Features include THE FIELD, filmed in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The supernatural thriller stars Veronica Cartwright of ALIEN, Barry Bostwick of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, Mark Metcalf of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER & Mark Borchardt of COVEN. Friday, November 15th at 7:30pm. Also two sessions of Short Thrillers staring at 4:30pm and the post apocalyptic feature BLACK FLOWERS at 9:30pm.

SHORT FILMS

Over forty short films representing over sixteen countries including many made in Wisconsin. Dan Davies in ANGER which screens Saturday, November 16th.