Call for Submissions: The 5th Annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival

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Call for Submissions: The 5th Annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival

The West Virginia University School of Art and Design is accepting entries to the 5th annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. We
seek independent, unique and compelling work in film, experimental video and animation. Send us your work! mountaineerfilmfest.org

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: February 25, 2014 (received)

CATEGORIES
Works will be considered for six competitive categories: Documentary Short, Narrative Short, Animation/ Experimental, Student (College), Young
Filmmakers (Under 18), “Escape” Theme

REQUIREMENTS

  • Maximum running time of 20 minutes
  • Works must have been completed after 1/1/2011
  • Please include English subtitles with all non-English narrative entries.
  • All submissions must include a completed entry form (filled out online or downloaded from the festival website).
  • Maximum of 3 entries per person. A separate entry form is required for each entry.
  • There are no rules governing content or artistic approach. We only seek well crafted, compelling or conceptually challenging works in video, film and animation.

ENTRY FEE (paid just once for up to three entries): General: $10; College Student: $5; Young filmmakers (Under 18): Free

AWARDS: $300.00 Best of Festival award, and five $100 awards in each of the festival categories.

LOCATION/DATES: The 2014 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival will be held Thursday, March 20 to Sunday March 23 in West Virginia University’s
Creative Arts Center and neighboring Morgantown venues.

SUBMITTING YOUR WORK
The deadline for submission is February 25, 2014. All entries must be accompanied by the entry fee and a completed entry form, which can be
filled-out online or downloaded from the festival website: mountaineerfilmfest.org.

Films/Videos may be submitted in one of the following ways:

  1. ONLINE VIA VIMEO
  2. ONLINE VIA DROPBOX
  3. MAIL
    • Standard definition DVD (NTSC, region 0 or 1) No menus please!!! DVD's should be set to auto play your entry. Please do not use paper labels and do not set disc to loop. Discs will not be returned.
    • Data DVD (file format: .mov) All DVD's should be clearly labeled with title, running time and contact information. Please do not use paper labels. Discs will not be returned.
    • Flash drive (file format: .mov) Flash dives will not be returned

Works mailed-in should be sent to: West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival School of Art and Design West Virginia University PO Box 6111
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6111

Festival website: mountaineerfilmfest.org

For additional information please contact us at wvmsff@gmail.com. The WVMSFF is a creation of Gerald Habarth and the Electronic Media program of
the WVU School of Art and Design and is hosted by the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival Student Organization.