Saturday, November 10th – Weyauwega International Film Festival

Saturday, Nov. 10th

10am

Filmmakers Seminar

FILMMAKERS SEMINAR

Distributing your film in the digital age

Come for coffee and muffins and hang with the filmmakers as they discuss distributing & marketing indie films online. Amazon, Netflix, Itunes and Hulu are all looking for new material. How do you get your film out there?

Saturday, Nov. 10th

11:15am

Short Films

58 minutes

PAGG

USA – 17 Minutes  – SHORT- Directed by Nardeep Khurmi

In the aftermath of a hate crime, a Sikh American man grapples with his fears and anxieties as he attempts to celebrate the 4th of July with his wife and infant son. As tensions rise through various microaggressions and racially charged encounters, he makes a tragic decision that changes his identity forever.

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SPRING FLING

NEW ZEALAND – 3 Minutes  – ANIMATION – Directed by Lisa Toft

A bobblehead is standing on the dashboard of his car when he notices a hula girl in the car next to him.

HERE ALL ALONG

USA – 18 Minutes  – SHORT – Directed by Josiah Wampfler

“Here All Along” centers on Jo, who is stuck in a tiny motel in small town Wisconsin after a tough divorce. Over the course of one tumultuous day, as Jo chases after the perfect look and tries to find her identity outside of marriage, she discovers that what she has been looking for has been here all along.

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THE ARTIST

USA – 5 Minutes  – SHORT – Directed by Craig Knitt

An artist is moved by the beauty of nature and creates his ultimate masterpiece.

THE AUCTIONEER

USA – 13 Minutes  – SHORT – Directed by Nik Kleverov

Tortured by a speech impediment, Todd isolates himself from the outside world. Each failed attempt at professional employment only exacerbates his self-hatred and plummets him deeper into depression. No one can understand him. Having almost completely lost hope, he stumbles upon what could be a revelation: Auctioneering School.

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Saturday, Nov. 10th

12:30pm

Feature Film

BACK AT THE STAIRCASE

USA 80  Minutes  – NARRATIVE FEATURE – Directed by Drew Britton

Barbara had arranged a pre-party dinner for her two daughters and two nephews: Tomorrow was to be the big celebration for her youngest daughter’s arson charges being dropped on a technicality. But after too many drinks, Barbara fell down the stairs, cracked her head open, and is now in a coma. Unaware of how long they’ll be trapped together waiting for the doctor’s call, the estranged individuals’ true selves slowly begin to surface. Selected as the closing film for the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival.

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Saturday, Nov. 10th

2:15pm

Short Films

58 minutes

HOAN ALONE

USA – 9 Minutes – SHORT- Directed by Aaron Johnson

Milwaukee’s Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge is the crown over Summerfest and has become one of city’s most recognizable landmarks. But it’s also a popular site for suicides. This animated documentary explores the issues of the bridge and suicide through three intimate interviews. Follow animator, Aaron Johnson, as he shares the stories of Dave, John, and Mary.

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LOBSTERS

UK – 5 Minutes – SHORT- Directed by Matt Huntley

Everyone is looking for their Lobster, their soulmate. For Steve, it’s Tanya. For Tanya, it’s Dave. Bloody Dave.

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THE HUNT

IRAN – 14 Minutes – SHORT- Directed by Masoud Kazerouni

Two fisherman trying to survive in the middle of sea after a robbery …

THE ROOT OF HAPPINESS

USA – 29 Minutes – SHORT- Directed by Andy Truschinski

Two strangers escape their family dilemmas for a night of discovery and jazz.

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Saturday, Nov. 10th

3:30pm

Feature Film

YOU GO TO MY HEAD

BELGIUM, FRANCE, GERMANY 116 Minutes  – NARRATIVE FEATURE – Directed by Dimitri de Clercq

Following a mysterious car accident in the desert, Dafne suffers from post-traumatic amnesia. Jake, the first person she sees when she regains consciousness, tells her he’s her husband. A love story with a twist… and a twisted story with love! Filmed in Morocco. In English, French & Flemish with English subtitles. Includes nudity and sexual content.

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Saturday, Nov. 10th

5:45pm

Feature Film

PET NAMES

USA – Wisconsin 75 Minutes  – NARRATIVE FEATURE – Directed by Carol Brandt

When her ill mother urges her to take a vacation from her caretaking, grad-school-dropout Leigh invites her friend along on the camping trip. The two soon find that confronting old wounds during a weekend in the woods is anything but restful. The Director Carol Brandt is a graduate of UW Milwaukee. The film was shot in Wisconsin. Contains brief nudity.

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Saturday, Nov. 10th

7:30pm

Feature Film

THE GRIM GAME

USA – 71 Minutes  – NARRATIVE FEATURE – Directed by Irvin Willat

Starring Harry Houdini. Jailed unjustly for a murder he did not commit, a young man uses his amazing powers of escape to free himself and pursue the actual killers, who hold his fiancée captive.

Harry Houdini made only a handful of films. THE GRIM GAME (1919) has always been considered his best film. Unfortunately the film was lost for most of the past 100 years. It was long rumored that a collector had a complete16mm print of the film in his private collection. In 2015 film preservationist Rick Schmidlin tracked down the film and with the help of Turner Classic Movies had it restored. Outside of a few screenings in California this is the first festival screening of this long lost classic. The film will be introduced by film historian Jack Rhodes, Rick Schmidlin will also be in attendance to tell the story of how he tracked down the film. Houdini historian Tom Boldt will display some rare Houdini memorabilia and discuss Houdini’s upbringing in nearby Appleton, Wisconsin. There will also be an appearance by a very special mystery guest!

Saturday, Nov. 10th

9pm

Awards Ceremony & Closing Reception

THE GEROLDS

The GEROLDS will be awarded to the best of the fest. Also a special performance by a special mystery guest. Reception to follow with complimentary snacks.