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2019 WV Mountaineer Short Film Festival this weekend

West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival

The 2019 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, hosted by West Virginia University School of Art & Design, takes place April 26 – 27 at the Mountainlair on the downtown campus.

More than 50 videos will play throughout the weekend in diverse categories and entries from around the world. 

The festival schedule is:

Friday, April 26

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.: WVU Student Films and Animations 

9 – 11 p.m.: Narrative Shorts

Saturday, April 27 

10 – 11 a.m.: Young Filmmakers (under 18)

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Student Films

1:30 – 3 p.m.: Documentaries and Other Real Stories 

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.: ALL Animation! 

6:30 – 8 p.m.: Human Bodies & Human Conditions 

8 – 8:30 p.m.: Awards Ceremony

8:30 – 10 p.m.: Spirits and Ghosts

10:15 – 11:45 p.m.: Experimental, Extrasensorial and Abstract 

Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please visit the festival website for exact times and locations:

Established in 2010, The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival is an international competition, accepting submissions in the categories of narrative, documentary, animation, experimental video, virtual reality and student works. Its mission is to foster creative and artistic approaches to these genres, while connecting West Virginia University students and the surrounding Morgantown community to the world of independent filmmaking and new media art. The festival is a non-profit event. Admission to all screenings is free. There are no rules governing content or artist approach. Festival organizers only seek to display well crafted, compelling or conceptually challenging works in video, film and multimedia. All festival films have a 10-minute maximum running time, with the exception of select, out-of-competition films.