Saturday, November 16th, 2019 – Weyauwega International Film Festival

Saturday, Nov. 16th

10am

Filmmakers Seminar

FILMMAKERS SEMINAR

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. 16th

11:30am

Documentary Feature

60 minutes

YEN CHING

Wisconsin, USA 60 Minutes – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – Directed by Yinan Wang

Yen Ching is a 60-minute documentary film taking a fresh look at the family dynamics in a Milwaukee Chinese restaurant of the same name. The film takes an intimate look at the how a typical Chinese restaurant owner, named Chen, and his children, practice their very different American dreams. Yen Ching sheds light on the Chinese restaurant owner’s life as it explores his dilemma. Neither of his sons, for very different reasons, wants to follow the traditional Chinese/Chinese-American path in which children take over the family business.

Saturday, Nov. 16th

12:45pm

Short Films

82 minutes

QUIET LAND GOOD PEOPLE

SWITZERLAND 26 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Johannes Bachmann

Sybille, a headmistress and politician, is in the middle of an election campaign for municipal council president in her Swiss village when her son is accused by a classmate of mistreating her. Sybille has to choose between morality and career. Either way, her reputation in the community is at stake!

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BAD REVIEW

Wisconsin, USA 7 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Parker Gayan

A young woman is confronted by a stranger while doing her laundry at night. As their conversation heads down a dark path, the woman’s fears begin to take hold as she is forced to decide what kind of person she really is.

DADDY’S GOT MOVES

INDIA 18 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Shiladitya Bora

An under-appreciated, slightly emasculated father of two is going through the general humdrum of middle class Indian life. Until one day, in front of many, he is unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight, making everyone around see him like never before.

THE WEAVER GIRL AND THE COWHERD

Wisconsin, USA 8 Minutes – ANIMATION – Directed by Crestwood Elementary 4th Graders

A Chinese folktale, animated and retold by the 2018-19 fourth grade classes at Crestwood Elementary school in Madison, WI. The students wrote the script, drew the storyboards, acted out the voice parts, and did the animation in art class, while the fifth graders composed and performed the score across the hall in the music room.

THE TURNER EXHIBIT

USA 25 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Mathew Gregory Bainbridge

Growing resentment between brothers Anthony and Alex Turner, one successful and the other struggling, leads to tragic consequences. Over the course of three holiday gatherings, tensions caused by strained family bonds and social inequity boil over into jealousy, deception and betrayal.

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Saturday, Nov. 16th

2:30pm

Feature Film

95 Minutes

FOURTEEN

USA 95 Minutes – NARRATIVE FEATURE – Directed by Dan Sallitt

Over the course of a decade, a young woman becomes increasingly dysfunctional due to undiagnosed mental illness, or perhaps to drugs, while her more stable friend sometimes tries to help, sometimes backs away to preserve herself.

Saturday, Nov. 16th

4:30pm

Short Films

68 minutes

BOYS NIGHT

UK 17 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by James Price

Late one night, long after bedtime, 12-year old Reece must brave the mean and marvelous streets of North Glasgow to bring his drunken father safely home.

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STAGE

USA 4 Minutes – ANIMATION – Directed by Ying Xu

STAGE is a story about the growth of a person who is pursuing her dream. As her skill and ability increases, her desires and needs expand. She begins to recognize, perceive and introspect everything around her deeply. After lost, confusion, self-doubt, finally, she accepts how the world is and decides not to live against her truth.

ANGER

Wisconsin, USA 13 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Len Borruso

Anger is a short film about a high school teacher (Dan Davies) grappling with anger issues ignited by insolent students, America’s failing democracy and his own failing relationships.

UNKEPT

CANADA 17 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Michael P. Vidler

A young boy makes a life-changing decision despite his mother’s expectations. A compelling story of family, faith and belonging.

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BREATH HOLD

USA 3 Minutes – DOCUMENTARY SHORT – Directed by Adam Ravetch

Free divers at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas swim with, caress and embrace large tiger sharks.

THE MATCH

FINLAND – 15 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Pia Andell

It is not easy to compete. Two middle-aged women on a tennis court. One hour.

Saturday, Nov. 16th

5:45pm

Feature Film

110 Minutes

GIVE ME LIBERTY

USA 110 Minutes – NARRATIVE FEATURE – Directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky

When a riot breaks out in Milwaukee, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his relatives, a group of elderly Russians, to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young black woman in a wheelchair.

Movie Trailer

Saturday, Nov. 16th

8pm

Feature Film

125 Minutes

PARASITE

SOUTH KOREA 125 Minutes – NARRATIVE FEATURE – Directed by Bong Joon Ho

Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game. Winner of the 2019 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Movie Trailer

Saturday, Nov. 16th

10pm

Awards Ceremony & Closing Reception

THE GEROLDS

The GEROLDS will be awarded to the best of the fest. Reception to follow with live music and complimentary snacks.