MidWest WeirdFest Launches Indiegogo Campaign in Support of the Festival’s Fifth Edition

January 19, 2021

Written by Joseph Perry

Joseph Perry is the Film Festival Editor for Horror Fuel; all film festival related queries and announcements should be sent to him at josephperry@gmail.com. He is a contributing writer for the "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" and “Drive-In Asylum” print magazines and the websites Gruesome Magazine, Diabolique Magazine, The Scariest Things, B&S About Movies, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Uphill Both Ways" pop culture nostalgia podcast and also writes for its website. Joseph occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right. A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.

Cinema lovers interested in the paranormal, UFOs, cryptids, and unusual film fare should absolutely love what Wisconsin’s MidWest WeirdFest has to offer. Each year, the fest features top-notch narrative and documentary features and shorts from around the world, and this year, the fest has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help continue its tradition of bringing the fine fare for which it is known and to support its home base, Eau Claire’s Micon Downtown Cinema. Full details, including perks available to contributors, follow in the official press announcement.

For examples of the intriguing films that MidWest WeirdFest offers, check out the Horror Fuel reviews for Bad Witch and Squatchmore from last year’s edition.

MidWest WeirdFest, the cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, paranormal, and just plain weird, is now in its 5th year. And today, it is asking for your help to make this year’s event another success, by checking out the festival’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

Festival director Dean Bertram (center) with Cindy Martin (L) and Lonnie Martin (R), indie filmmakers of THE LAST OF THE MANSON GIRLS

The 2021 festival takes place March 5–7, 2021, at the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It is consistently reviewed by filmmakers as being in the world’s top 100 film festivals (out of over 9,000 festivals) on the industry’s leading festival submission website, FilmFreeway.

“I’m asking for your help to deliver the plethora of cinematic weirdness that MidWest WeirdFest’s audience and visiting filmmakers have come to expect,” says festival founder and director Dean Bertram. “Because, like many small businesses and arts organizations, MidWest WeirdFest and our fantastic venue the Micon Downtown Cinema have both been impacted by Covid-19. So, if you can afford to help, even a little, please check out our online Indiegogo campaign. We would really appreciate it.”

In return for their support, people who back the festival can select from a wide range of fantastic perks. The exclusive merchandise ranges from stickers and magnets, to T-shirts, tote bags, and face masks, to a collectable dog tag that also works as a season pass to the 2021 fest. The festival’s Indiegogo campaign also offers discounted bundles of tickets combined with other perks, as well as sponsorship packages for businesses.


Half of the proceeds raised go directly to the Micon Downtown Cinema, the other half will assist in the operating costs of the 2021 festival.

More details can be found at MidWest WeirdFest’s Indiegogo campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/midwest-weirdfest-2021

The festival’s official website can be visited at: www.midwestweirdfest.com.

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