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Call for Entries: The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, March 12 & 13

The West Virginia University Department of Art, in association with the Appalshop organization, is pleased to announce a call for entries to the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. Screening works under 20 minutes, programming categories include: documentary, narrative, animation/experimental, young filmmakers (under 18) and works that focus on Appalachian culture and themes. There are no rules governing content or artistic approach. There are no entry fees for submission. We only seek well crafted, compelling or conceptually challenging works in video, film and multimedia.

Deadline: March 1, 2010

Location/Dates:  The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival will be held on March 12th and 13th at the historic Warner Theater in downtown Morgantown. (Warner Theater:

Categories of Competition: Documentary Short, Narrative Short, Animation/ Experimental Video, Appalachian/Regional Themes or Topics and Young Filmmakers.

Juror: Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, simulated time, transport systems, borders and frontiers. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance

Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, The Hermitage, and at the Venice Biennale (Hasan Elahi:

Appalshop: The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival is sponsored in part by the Appalshop organization. Appalshop is a non-profit multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia, and books. Appalshop is dedicated to the proposition that the world is immeasurably enriched when local cultures garner the resources, including new technologies, to tell their own stories and to listen to the unique stories of others. The creative acts of listening and telling are Appalshop's core competency. (Appalshop:

Submissions:  The organizers encourage ALL interested artists, film-makers, and multimedia enthusiasts to submit work for consideration. NO ENTRY FEE is required to submit work for consideration. The only restriction for competitive entries is a 20-minute maximum running time. All entries must be received by March 1, 2010. Submissions should be sent on standard definition DVD (NTSC) or data DVD in Quicktime movie format. Works should be sent to:

Gerald Habarth, WVMSFF
Division of Art and Design
College of Creative Arts
West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6111



Phone: 304-293-4841 ex. 3147


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