Tickets are now available for the first annual Weyauwega International Film Festival.
Wega Arts is hosting the film festival Nov. 10-12, at the Gerold Opera House, 136 E. Main St. Tickets are $7 for any given day or $15 for all three days. They are available at www.wegaarts.org.
The festival will include screenings of new films, as well as several classics. There will be cash prizes for best narrative feature, documentary, narrative short and documentary short.
There will be three screening sessions on Thursday and Friday and five on Saturday. Each session will feature either a full length film or a collection of shorts.
A daily ticket will get one into any or all screenings on a given day, while a three-day pass will get one into any and all screenings for all three days.
Weg Arts is currently accepting submissions. The full film schedule will be posted on Oct. 29. Concessions, fresh popcorn and a full bar will be available.
They will be screening a “best of” selection from ten years of the Wildwood Film Festival.
A screening of the groundbreaking cinema verite film “Primary” will take place Saturday, Nov. 12. The documentary film follows senators Hubert Humphrey and John Kennedy as they campaign for the 1960 Democratic Party’s nomination for president in Wisconsin.
The film was directed by Robert Drew and innovatively filmed by a crew including Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker and Albert Maysles, who went on to make such films as “Monterey Pop,” “Don’t Look Back” and “The War Room.”
The film festival will include several discussions and presentations, with some of the filmmakers present.
A wrap-up party will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. It will be open to the public. There will be a cash bar, snacks and entertainment.
This event had been made possible with support from the Waupaca Area Community Foundation.
The Weyauwega International Film Festival is presented by Wega Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the arts to Weyauwega and the surrounding area.