Gerold Opera House, Weyauwega

WIFF is held in the historic 1915 Gerold Opera House in Weyauwega, Wisconsin. 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!

The Gerold is owned and operated by Wega Arts  a Not for Profit 501c3 Arts Organization. Wega Arts is proud to present WIFF now in it’s seventh year.

Weyauwega International Film Festival

November 8-11, 2017 at the Gerold Opera House in Weyauwega, Wisconsin

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, experimental, animation, etc. More than half of our films are foreign language films. We will have late night screenings featuring especially eccentric or scary pictures. Film workshops and filmmaker forums are also a part of WIFF.

We award cash prizes to the best jury selected films in five different categories: Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Foreign Language Film.

 

WIFF encourages filmmakers to attend the festival and will provide local housing for visiting filmmakers as well as local transportation if needed. We have had filmmakers from around the world attending WIFF and half of our films screened are international.Weyauwega is located about 25 miles from Appleton, Wisconsin, and about 45 miles from Green Bay.In 1959, the novel Psycho was written by Robert Bloch here in Weyauwega. Bloch was inspired by the recent Ed Gein murders in nearby Plainfield, Wisconsin. Werner Herzog was also intrigued with Plainfield and filmed his 1977 feature, Stroszek there. Hitchcock purchased the rights to Psycho and sent his art designer to the area and you can spot the places on which many of the main locations were based including the Lake Shore Motel in Weyauwega.The area is noted for its many lakes, cheeses and world class local beer!

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