Deadline: 29 March 2019
Call for entries

The 2019 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival

The Electronic Media Area of the School of Art and Design of West Virginia University is accepting entries to the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, which will be held on April 26 & 27, 2019. We seek imaginative, well-crafted and compelling works in film, video and animation. Send us your work!

Works will be considered for eight competitive categories: Experimental, Animation, Documentary Short, Narrative Short, Thematic entry: “Meme Culture”, Student (College), Young filmmakers (under 18)

Entry fee: Regular Entry Fee: $8 per entry, up to 3 entries. Student Entry Fee: $5 per entry, up to 3 entries (Student entries should be accompanied by valid student ID emailed to: Under 18: Free, up to 3 entries.

Rules: Maximum running time of 20 minutes. Works must have been completed after January 1, 2017. Please include English subtitles with all non-English narrative entries. All submissions must include a completed entry form. Maximum of 3 entries per person.

About the “meme culture” theme: The proliferation of meme culture – accelerated by technology – has had particular social influence. Largely through mimesis, gesture and mutation, memes spread ideas, behaviors and attitudes like viruses while shaping the social interactions of those who carry them. While many recognize the effects of memes in the entertainment realm, their impact is no doubt felt much wider, politically, socially and economically. We invite works that take as their subject the notion of “meme culture,” however widely interpreted, or that reflect on the impact of memes on the way we increasingly think, act and interact with one another.

Awards: $300.00 Best of Festival award, and a $100 award in each of the festival categories: Best Documentary Short, Best Narrative Short, Best Animation, Best Experimental, Best Student Film, Best Young Filmmaker and Best “Memes Culture” Theme.

The 2019 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival will be held on April 26 & 27 in the Gluck Theater at the West Virginia University Mountainlair in Morgantown.

Festival Website:

Address: WVMSFF, 1 Fine Arts Drive, School of Art and Design, College of Creative Arts, Morgantown, WV 26506