Friday, November 15th, 2019 – Weyauwega International Film Festival

Friday, Nov. 15th

1:30pm

Feature Film

88 minutes

POWER TO THE CHILDREN

GERMANY & INDIA 88 Minutes – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – Directed by Anna Kersting

Children in India have taken their lives into their own hands. They don’t want to tolerate social grievances as well as environmental pollution any longer.
They have been founding children parliaments and electing their own ministers in order to stand up for their rights. They are not only changing their own lives for the better, but also those of their communities.

The film takes the perspective of the children to tell us about the challenges
they have to face in a society that expects them to follow the example of adults.
We will see how these children have opted to take a new path – with determination, courage and creativity.

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Friday, Nov. 15th

3:15pm

Short Films

66 minutes

APPTOPIA

USA 2 Minutes – ANIMATION – Directed by MengNa Jiang

Two protagonists – male and female – are positioned within a virtual futurist urban space. There are only two living beings. Their naked bodies are enormous and decorated with various website symbols and social media logos.

HALLOWED

FRANCE 29 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Fabrice Chiambretto

Paul, a homeless man is invited to dinner in a unit for people with disabilities. He will find himself trapped in a cruel game, led by four residents. A fantastic experience where life and death clash to be swallowed or arise!

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FEMINAM

BELGIUM 2 Minutes – ANIMATION – Directed by Marijke De Belie

The movie FEMINAM, Latin for woman is an autonomous visual work by Marijke De Belie in which the artist plays with representations of women throughout the centuries.

ANOTHER SHORE

SWITZERLAND 34 Minutes – DOCUMENTARY SHORT – Directed by Anne Pictet

My parents, a wealthy Swiss retired couple, are hosting in their house for an indefinite period a Kurdish family who has fled the Syrian war. Between both families respective fears and expectations appears a common need to bond that seems stronger than their distant trajectories.

Friday, Nov. 15th

4:30pm

Shorts

86 Minutes

PSYCH OUT

USA 20 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Shiva Ramanathan

When a psychic forebodes his own murder by the stranger outside his door, his only hope for survival is to convince his bitter ex-wife to help him find their gun.

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.

BAD DREAMS

UK 9 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Stuart Fryer

A boy in bed thinks something’s escaped the cellar. Suddenly…A deformed face looms over the boy with a harrowing scream.

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SLICE

UK 4 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Hari Ramakrishnan

A dark satire of the millenial graduate experience. Marose is stuck in a dead end job after university. Her parents recommend she finds a hobby, but what brings her joy comes at a cost to her customers.

CATATONIA

USA 16 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Mike Greene

CATATONIA is a Short Film about a psychologist (Dr. Parker) who attempts to help a patient using an unconventional approach.

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FLOOD

GERMANY 10 Minutes – ANIMATION – Directed by Malte Stein

A dirty lake bursts its banks and begins to flood the town.
At last there´s a good reason to keep the son at home.
But in isolation, nightmarish associations start to mix with reality.
And whilst outside the world sinks peacefully under water,
a domestic apocalypse rages inside.

THE WIDOW

AUSTRALIA 29 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Brendan Young

Melbourne, Australia in 1965, a Sicilian widow fights for her life when members of the local Calabrian mafia murder her husband and try to seize control of his produce business.

Friday, Nov. 15th

6pm

Shorts

75 Minutes

SINGULARITY STORIES Vol. 1

Wisconsin, USA 11 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Asa Derks

When Colleen’s Amazon Alexa refuses to play her favorite Bruno Mars song, she becomes aware of the emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) consciousness that has awoken around the globe. Will she welcome our robot overlords? More importantly, can she convince them that her taste in music isn’t terrible?

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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.

THE MAN

SOUTH AFRICA 20 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Daniel Lasker

Two thugs in South Africa are hired to dispose of a body in a secluded forest, but get more than they bargained for when the supposed dead-man wakes up.

THE MARKET OF LOST THINGS

SWITZERLAND 7 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Zaide Kutay &
Christelle Serrano

There’s a place where creatures of all kinds gather. A place to find mislaid and forgotten objects. This place is called The Market of Lost Things. A girl wakes up without her face and needs to find a new one.

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BRAKELIGHT

USA 13 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Brian Johnson

A man is on the run from his past… or something else.

EAT AT JOES

Wisconsin, USA 12 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Benjamin A. Eisner

When secret society pickup artists, Hollywood and Broadway, descend upon a Wisconsin Honky Tonk bar, Christine and Jenny conceal conjuring tricks of their own.

BALEFUL

CANADA 14 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Carolyn Yonge

When 2 friends head out to a remote swimming hole they encounter something more insidious than the discord in their friendship.

Friday, Nov. 15th

7:30pm

Feature Film

80 Minutes

THE FIELD

Wisconsin, USA 80 Minutes  – NARRATIVE FEATURE – Directed by Tate Bunker

A long-empty farmstead holds secret worlds, accidentally unlocked by an amateur photographer and his wife. Filmed in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and starring Veronica Cartwright of ALIEN, Barry Bostwick ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, Mark Metcalf of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER & Mark Borchardt of COVEN.

Director Tate Bunker with stars Mark Metcalf, Tim Higgins & Kara Mulrooney, will host a Q&A

MOVIE TRAILER

Friday, Nov. 15th

9:30pm

Feature Film

108 Minutes

BLACK FLOWERS

UK 108 Minutes – NARRATIVE FEATURE – Directed by Martin Gooch

Welcome to the future – two years from now after the nuclear apocalypse that changed life as we know it. Black Flowers is a sci-fi road trip of epic proportions with a female super hero. Without gasoline, electricity, or communications, humanity is devolving into a barbarous society of hunting and pillaging. In this hellish landscape, one family fights for survival.

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