The Electronic Media Area of the School of Art and Design of West Virginia University is accepting entries to the 2018 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. We seek imaginative, well-crafted and compelling works in film, video and animation. Send us your work!
Deadline for entries: March 19, 2018
Works must be under 10 minutes duration and will be considered for the categories: Documentary Short, Narrative Short, Experimental, Animation, Thematic entry: "Borders", Student (College), Young filmmakers (under 18).
The borders Theme: We invite submissions to the special category this year of “borders.” It is in the concept of the border that our conflicting urgings of belonging, identity, security, rights and ownership emerge. In a world that is relentlessly fluid and evolving, borders emerge, both physical and mental, in an attempt to reassert old orders and to stave off change. Just as dreams of great walls spring forth to quell fears of cultural dissolution, so too do the less tangible boundaries of like-mindedness, belief, heritage and tribe. While these divides are not new, they do seem to be ascendant. We invite works that reflect on these issues as they manifest in contemporary culture and life.
Regular Entry Fee: $10 for up to 2 entries
Student Entry Fee: $5 for up to 2 entries
Under 18: Free, up to 2 entries