The 2nd annual MidWest WeirdFest wrapped this past Sunday, at the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and director Usher Morgan’s stunning western/neo-noir hybrid PICKINGS won the award for “Best Film”.
NAME OF FESTIVAL: MidWest WeirdFest
WHERE: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, U.S.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: From the founder of Australia’s two leading genre film festivals – A Night of Horror International Film Festival and Fantastic Planet, Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival – comes a cinematic celebration of all things frightening, fantastic, underground, off-beat, alternative, and just plain weird… to the American Midwest!
The Midwest is filled with dark and mysterious byways, strange critters, and mythical beasties. And the great state of Wisconsin has had more than its share: from the very real monsters Ed Gein and Jeffery Dahmer, to legendary cryptids like the Beast of Bray Road and the Hodag, to weird and wonderful places such as the Forevertron, UFO landing ports, and the mythical town of killer midgets known as Haunchyville…. It’s he perfect territory for a festival that focuses on the weird.
The festival’s main venue is the Micon Downtown Cinema, located in the welcoming college town of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
The MidWest WeirdFest today announced the full program for its second annual film festival – a cinematic celebration of of all things fantastic, frightening, offbeat, and just plain weird
HAPPY HUNTING won the prize for Best Film, and VORE KING the prize for Best Documentary at the inaugural MidWest WeirdFest which wrapped this past Sunday, at the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.