It Came from the Sky

A Science Fiction & Horror Film Festival

September 11 - 13 | Manitowoc, WI

Delightfully Indie!

It Came from the Sky Film Festival is a Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror film festival. A celebration of the wonderfly weird.

Join us September 11-13, 2020 in Manitowoc, WI.

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Event Location

  • Address: Little Bakery Theater Collaborative 932 South 12th Street Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Contact Us

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about this year’s event.

  • Phone: 1 (262) 994-6236
  • Email:

To make this event happen requires lots of volunteer hours and money to cover the costs of putting this event on. We appreciate all donations amounts and it goes directly into making It Came From The Sky a fun filled film festival. 

Meet the Directors

Wayne Clingman


Wayne Clingman

Wayne has had a long history with film and film festivals. In film, he has been everything from the guy cleaning up the set after a long day of shooting to the guy running this and going for that. Wayne has also acted in roles such as "dead guy on floor," "the singing drunk" in Bowl Full of Happiness, Dr. Dan in Petty Cash. These positions brought Wayne to producing his own film about Milwaukee's last Godfather, Frank Balistrieri, and becoming one of the leading experts on Frank's life. When it comes to film festivals, Wayne has helped A Night of Horror in the role of judge and programmer. He also served as a judge for Midwest Weirdfest. Wayne also ran the It Came From Lake Michigan Horror Festival and currently runs the Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival in Racine, WI. Mr. Clingman loves the idea of the fun and joy that a good campy horror/sci-fi film festival can be when it is joined with a community, like Manitowoc, that has such a rich history with the space race. Mr. Clingman fully believes that science fiction can (and should) be used to help interest kids of all ages in the sciences. His primary goal in doing It Came From the Sky is to bring kids of all ages to Manitowoc and the Little Bakery Theater and introduce them (and others!) to the fun of horror films that use plot, tension and acting to tell a sci-fi story and get the audience thinking rather than just use gore to shock and appall. Some of those stories about lights in the sky might even be onto something... You can follow Wayne on Twitter @ColBadger

Jason Love


Jason Love

Jason Love is a YouTuber, Filmmaker, and Video Production Educator from Racine, Wisconsin. He also is currently the director of the film festival Animation Celebration Fest, which highlight independent animated films from around the world.

As a filmmaker, Jason has received several grants for his documentary series telling the stories of individuals on the autism spectrum; his most popular video currently has over 1/2 million views on YouTube. He has worked with NBC, ABC, Scientific America, Buzzfeed, PBS, and has been teaching animation to youth across Wisconsin for over 13 years.

Jason's company, Compulsive Creative Media, creates and runs YouTube workshops for students throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. 

While being a skeptic, Jason Love is a huge fan of X-Files, Ancient Aliens, Unsolved Mysteries, and podcasts related to the paranormal.

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Submit your film or video!

All submissions are through FilmFreeway.