Sunday morning after the 4th Annual Weyawega International Film Festival 2014 had concluded Allan Katz and I met for coffee about 8:30 at The Green Fountain Inn where we each had rooms. Around 9am Kathy, Ian and Holly arrived to join us for breakfast. It was a delicious breakfast and fascinating conversation about movies, and making movies and the future.
About 10:30 Allan left for Chicago, Kathy, Holly, Ian and I headed to the Gerold Opera house where (Anne joined us) we continued our conversation about future plans and screened their fascinating feature film ‘Mint Julip’ on the large screen. They made the movie a few years ago and among the cast members are James Gandolfini and David Morse. It was good to see it again ON the big screen.
Shortly, after the screening completed and we chatted for a while we headed out. I returned so I could get to Chicago on Monday. I again want to thank everyone at Weyauwega Film Festival for their hospitality and dedicated hard work. I thank each for making my stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible – it was a delightful stay. Great people all around and I miss them all already!
Thanks to Cynthia, Barbara, Dottie and Sahara at The Green Fountain Bed and Breakfast in Waupaca. It was marvelous to stay there again and was great to see each of you again! Thanks for everything.
KUDOS to the filmmakers who submitted and the people I know and those I met for the first time, and all the fans who attended, it was wonderful. Glad to have met up and caught up. It was good fun to be all together in one place and celebrate film and filmmakers and the people for whom we tell stories for – the audience. Kudos to the filmmakers who submitted but could not attend.
Bottom Line the festival was another good one this year. I am pleased to have been a part of it again, saw some good films and met some wonderful people. I look forward to 2015 and for making all the plans we made a reality in between.
The award results forThe 2014 Weyauwega International Film Festival are as follows:
Best Animated Film: BIG BAG from Spain Directed by Ricardo Martin Coloma $100
Best Documentary Feature: OLD MAN Directed by Dan Schniedkraut $250
Best Documentary Short: THE KING OF SIZE Directed by Peter Dowd $100
Best Narrative Feature: PROUD CITIZEN Directed by Thomas Southerland $250
Best Narrative Short: REJECTED Directed by Craig Knitt $100
Outstanding Foreign Language Film: MOUSSE from Sweden Directed by John Hellberg
Outstanding Acting Ensemble: WHEN THE KING TILTS Directed by Drew Britton
Outstanding Screenplay: BOY MINUS GIRL Written & Directed by James Lawrence
Festival Spirit Award: BUCKY AND THE SQUIRRELS Written & Directed by Allan Katz
And there you have it. Come join us next year.
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