Topic: Call: 2013 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival

Call for Submissions: The 4th Annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival

The West Virginia University School of Art and Design is accepting entries to the 4th annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. We seek independent, unique and compelling work in film, experimental video and animation. All interested artists, filmmakers, multimedia enthusiasts are encouraged to submit work for consideration. Student submissions are also encouraged.

Send us your work! http://www.mountaineerfilmfest.org/

Deadline for entries: February 25, 2013 (received)

Regular Entry Fee: $10.00
Student Entry Fee: $5.
Under 18: Free

Works will be considered for five competitive categories:

  • Documentary Short

  • Narrative Short

  • Animation/ Experimental

  • Student (College)

  • Young Filmmakers (Under 18)

  • Re-vision Theme

The Re-vision Theme
In addition to the customary categories of Narrative, Documentary, Experimental Video and Animation, each year we invite submissions to a special theme category. With this year's “Re-vision” theme we invite works that explore ways in which notions of identity in 2013 differ from the definitions, stereotypes or associations handed down to us historically and culturally. Whether personal, social or geographic, how are the experiences and realities of contemporary culture that help to shape who we are at odds with the popular or historical portrayals of we've grown accustomed to? How does the experience of your place, your group, your class - or even your nation - contrast with external perceptions? Is there such a thing an "authentic" representation, or a true self? If not, how does contemporary culture fashion a new experience no longer supported by former models and ideas? We invite works that reflect on these and similar questions.

A Few Rules
Entries must have been made after January 1, 2010. There is a single $10 entry fee ($5 for students; free for young filmmakers under 18) per person and a maximum of 3 entries. All submissions must include a completed entry form. Please include English subtitles with all non-English narrative entries. There are no rules governing content or artistic approach. We only seek to celebrate well crafted, compelling or conceptually challenging works in video, film and multimedia. The only restriction for competitive entries is a 20-minute maximum running time.

Modest awards have been established by the festival organizers to recognize work of exceptional accomplishment. They include a $300.00 Best of Festival award, and five $100 awards in each of the festival categories: Best Documentary Short, Best Narrative Short, Best Animation/Experimental, Best Student, Best Young Filmmaker, and Best Re-vision Theme.

The 2013 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival will be held Friday, March 15 to Sunday March 17 in West Virginia University’s Bloch Hall Auditorium and Falbo Theaters of the Creative Arts Center.