27th Jul2017

Dates announced for 2018’s MidWest WeirdFest

by Phil Wheat


MidWest WeirdFest, a cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, offbeat, and just plain weird, has announced its 2nd annual festival dates today. The festival will be returning to the Micon Cinema in Downtown Eau Claire from March 9th – 11th 2018.

Says festival director Dean Bertram:

We can’t wait to bring a new showcase of underground cinema to our enthusiastic Eau Claire audience. Festival goers can expect to see the latest in cutting edge films: from genres like horror and sci-fi, through experimental and avant-garde creations, to documentaries about the bizarre and exotic.

Minnesota-based filmmaker Paul Von Stoetzel, whose short film In the Kitchen With… played at MidWest WeirdFest 2017, added:

I have been screening at film festivals for over a decade and I’ve never had such an incredible experience at a fest much less an inaugural year at a festival. The staff was great, accommodating and wonderful to work with as well as the fact that the shorts selection my film was screening with was one of if not the strongest selection of shorts I’ve ever been programmed with. I cannot recommend MidWest WeirdFest enough. I’m already planning on submitting for next year and I hope to screen and attend there again.

The festival is now accepting submissions in the following categories: Feature films, documentaries, shorts, animations, music videos, and TV and web content. Full entry details and additional information about MidWest WeirdFest can be found at:



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