MidWest WeirdFest

SINCE: 2017
WHERE: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, U.S.
WEBSITE: www.midwestweirdfest.com
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.