August Derleth Rocks

 

Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival (IFWFF) is happy to announce today that they will be creating a series of short 10 minute shows using the strange in Southeast Wisconsin to help promote the August Derleth Film Festival.

Mr Clingman, Director of IFWFF, spoke about the announcement: “With so much strange and mysterious lore in South Eastern Wisconsin, from stone pyramids rumored to be in the Rock River to “The Void” in Burlington to what I have been told is proof of the Knights of the Golden Circle in Racine, I can think of no better way to make use of all these strange tales we’ve heard around the campfire and on overcast nights. The series will help promote the August Derleth Film Festival, which is aiming to be not only Wisconsin’s most entertaining horror film festival but to help telling the kinds of stories Mr. Derleth wrote himself.”
Mr. Clingman went on to explain the kinds of stories he was talking about: “This of this series as Kolchak: The Night Stalker meets Fred Olen Ray and you’ll have a basic idea of how much fun the series will be.” Mr. Clingman plans to make use of participants of IFWFF’s upcoming filmmaking classes/networking events at the Actor’s Craft 7th Avenue Theatre & Acting Studio which begin in mid-May.
Those interested in learning more of seeing what opportunities are available are encouraged to contact Mr. Clingman at wclingman@wi.rr.com. Must be 18 years or older.

Call for action on incentives

Director Wayne Clingman with a visiting California film maker at the 1st Festival

 

Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival plans to have a day and time set in the Kenosha area to host a meeting to discuss the state of film incentives in Wisconsin, and the steps needed to go forward to bring this matter to the state legislature, by the end of the week. The plan is to invite leadership from both parties, as well the Governor’s office, to attend. To that end we are insisting that all in attendance are treated with respect.

This is an effort to do what we can to move forward, since for whatever reason any previous effort has gone nowhere.

We are aiming for the latter part of May or early June.

 

FYI: I was the man who called the first meeting of what would create the film incentives then form the first group to be Film Wisconsin/

Zack Long Joins The Festival !

We’d like to welcome Zack Long, editor-in-chief of Scriptophobic, as Press Director for the Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival. Mr. Long will be handling press releases, as well as helping in the editorial area of the festival.

In the time I have to know Mr. Long, I cannot think of a better person to provide the ever needed assistance in these vital roles.

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Long aboard. Screenwriters should take the opportunity to visit Zack’s webpage at Scriptophobic.ca

Newsflash!

News flash from Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival

Mr. Clingman, director of the Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival, announced today that the call for entry for this year’s festival will be open 4/15/2019 and that the film showing from this call for entries will be shown May 1-3, 2020, at the 7th Street Theatre at 4900, Seventh Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53141-0456.
The change from the Town Cinema in Watertown was due to their being better infrastructure for holding a festival in Kenosha by its proximity to Three Collages, as well as Milwaukee. “This allows for more people to be able to partake in the event,” Mr. Clingman offered. “I am thankful for the use of the Towne Cinema and to the cinema manager and staff for allowing the Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival to have our first showings there.”
Mr. Clingman continued, “One of the significant improves we are making for the coming year is the hosting of a Friday Night Mixer within walking distance of the venue. Perhaps what I am most excited about is the upcoming filmmaking classes and networking events to be helf at the 7th Street Theatre. These will start in May and will take place the third Saturday of the month (with the exact time to be announced).” Mr Clingman went on to say that he is planning to bring in a wide variety of people to teach classes and will encourage anyone interested in filmmaking to attend for a change to learn more, share what they know, and to meet fellow filmmakers from around the area.
As one filmmaker, Alejandro Montoya Marin (director of Monday and winner of Best Director and Best Film) said, “This festival is def going places. Great people, hosts, atmosphere and films. They care about the filmmaker and it shows. I will be returning here for sure.”
For more information on the Call for Entry, please visit https://filmfreeway.com/IndieFilmWisconsinFilmFestival
Mr. Clingman can be reached by email at indiefilmwisconsinff@gmail.com

And The Winners Are :

Awards for 2018 Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival Held at The Towne Cinema Watertown WI.

Feature Screenplays

Best Screenplay: We Built Castles by Nick and Matt Giordano

First Runner Up: The Last Battle by Bryan Kimmey

Second Runner Up: Maria Isabella Silvalessa by Hunter Ridgway

Short Screenplays

Best Short Screenplay: The Buffinator by John Maslowski

First Runner Up: Office Guns by Mark Allard-Will

Feature Films

Best Film: Monday by Alejandro Montoya Marin

Best Director: Alejandro Montoya Marin for Monday

Feature Documentary: Shattered Dreams: Sex Trafficking in America by Bill Wisneski

Short Films

Best Short: First Kill by Elisabeth Hayward

Best Animated Short: Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge by Aaron Johnson

Best Music Video: Miracles by Cam Be

Independent Spirit Award(s)

Skin: The Movie by Ronn Kilby

The Delta 1-9 by Bryan Kimmey

Mount Liptak by Ryan Allsop

Wisconsin Filmmaker to Watch For

Earl Martin

The Call is over the judging has began !

Wayne Clingman

 

Founder Wayne Clingman invites you to the very first Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival, at The Towne Cinema,  308 East Main Street, Watertown, Wisconsin 53094 on 4/19–4/21. The aim of the festival is to show fun and well crafted movies, to connect talented filmmakers to an audience that might have otherwise not discovered them.

 

Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival is happy to have as judges: Dr. Dean Bertum, PHD, director of Midwest Weirdfest Wisconsin and Night of Horror Sydney; Dr. Kate Devlin, PHD, artificial intelligence Academic King’s Collage London; Adam Kelly, SVP Herefort Films London; Casey Robert McBride, composer/musician; Gavin Schmitt, Wisconsin author/historian; and Kelly Marie Murtha, actress/producer.

 

Tickets are as follows:

$4 per block

$10 for full day

$30 for weekend pass.

 

Out of the 80 films entered we look forward to a wonderfully entertaining program for this inaugural festival. attendees are invited, at no extra cost, to attend a class on “How to Set Up a ROKU Channel for Film Makers,” by Glenn Popple, owner of Fractured Media (Milwaukee), on Saturday 4/20. Mr. Kelly, SVP of Herefort Films London, will also be doing a Skype call to speak on his background as film criticism to short film producer and now SVP of a large film studio before 30. These talks are aimed at helping those interested in self distribution and streaming outlets to get a basic idea of the struggles involved and the steps to building a solid foundation. Mr. Kelly’s story in particular shows that many opportunities exist within film that can lead to amazing things if pursued.

 

For more information, Mr. Clingman can be reached by email at indiefilmwisconsinff@gmail.com; through phone at 262-221-3124; his Twitter at https://twitter.com/Indiefilmwisco1; or through the festival’s website http://www.indiefilmwisconsin.com.

More programming and content is being arranged everyday so make sure to keep an eye out for updates!

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

 

The Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival can not happen without sponsors.

 

We have many opportunities for sponsorship; from basic electronic ads on the festival web page, to ads in the printed festival program, to sponsoring the Opening Night Party, Closing Night Party,  Breakfast with the filmmakers, as well as other opportunities.

 

Of course, there is more than one way to support the festival. We are open to barter as well.

 

If there are other opportunities that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to inquire! If we may be so bold to say so, we believe that the Indie Film Wisconsin FIlm Festival will be the best film festival the state has seen. With your help, we can make it truly an event for the ages!

 

Contact: indiefilmwisconsinff@gmail.com

 

Thank you for your consideration!

Here we go!

Indie Film Wisconsin has been at the forefront of discussing and championing the state’s independent film scene for over a decade.

Now comes Indie Film Wisconsin’s inaugural film festival: A celebration of the independent film making spirit, and a showcase of independent cinema and new media, not jut from Wisconsin but from the world.

The festival was founded by Indie Film Wisconsin’s creator, Wayne Clingman. From his tenure as Commissioner of the City of Racine’s cable access station, through being integral in introducing Wisconsin’s film incentive program and producing his own films, to his work on various film festivals including It Came From Lake Michigan Film Festival and Sydney, Australia’s A Night of Horror International Film Festival; Wayne’s experience in independent media creation, exhibition, and promotion is wide ranging.

Indie Film Wisconsin welcomes submissions from filmmakers, screenwriters, and new media content creators, working in all genres. We want to celebrate the unique spirit of independent film, by providing a welcoming space for filmmakers and audience members to interact an enjoy the latest in indie cinema from around the globe.

The fest’s venue is the Towne Cinema in historic Watertown, Wisconsin. Located in scenic Jefferson County, the festival takes place less than an hour’s drive from Madison and Milwaukee. Hotels, bars and restaurants are within walking distance of the cinema.