Deadline: 10 March 2023
Call for entries

West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival 2023
Dates & location of event context:
April 14 & 15, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA

The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival returns this spring for its 9th edition for a two-day event on April 14 & 15, 2023. We’re looking for unique, boundary-pushing works in video, animation, and film.

• Experimental, Short Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Student Work & works related to the theme: Indeterminate Self
• Performance and Media Exhibition: Performance, Video Installation, Expanded Media

Theme: Indeterminate Self
In addition to the standard categories listed, we invite time-based works that center on the theme: Indeterminate Self. In the wake of a global pandemic, and facing an uncertain social future, we’re curious about the impact of recent global events on the way we define ourselves and our boundaries physically, socially, psychologically, and spiritually.

Performance and Media Exhibition:
This year we are also excited to accept submissions to a one-day media and performance exhibition. As we begin to emerge more fully from pandemic restrictions and strive to regain some sense of in-person, corporeal, engagement, we invite proposals for performance works that interrogate the relationship between the body and technology, intimacy and telepresence. Submissions may include theatre, dance, sound, augmented or virtual reality or other performance works that incorporate audiovisual media, as well as remote, online or otherwise telematic performances. Please submit a brief document with your submission describing concept and technical descriptions/requirements. Direct inquiries to

Maximum running time of 15 minutes. Works must have been completed after January 1, 2021. 8$ per entry. Students: Free – with valid ID. Maximum of 2 entries per person. Separate entry form and fee required for each entry. Applicants agree to allow festival organizers use of accepted works for all promotional materials and events. Deadline for entry: March 10, 2023. Notification: on or before March 20, 2023.

entry fee – yes – general Entry fee: $8 – Students: FREE