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The 2022 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival | E-News

The Electronic Media program in the WVU School of Art & Design hosts the 2022 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival today (April 22) and Saturday (April 23), featuring cutting-edge films and animations from across the country and around the world and by WVU students.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Hosted by the Electronic Media program in the School of Art & Design, the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival is an international, competitive film screening showing selected works from around the world, along with short films created by WVU students and regional filmmakers.

This year the festival will screen more than 100 works in a wide range of genres and formats including narrative shorts, documentary, traditional and 3D animation, video art, experimental, comedy and sci-fi. Prizes will be awarded in each of the festival’s competitive categories.

The festival will take place:

  • Friday, 7:30 pm to midnight, Canady Creative Arts Center Bloch Hall Theater

  • Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm in the WVU Mountainlair Gluck Theater

  • Saturday, 8 pmto midnight, Morgantown Art Party on Walnut St.

Find exact screening times, film selections and locations. And visit our Instagram and Facebook pages for updates.

Established in 2010, the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival is a non-profit international film competition and its mission is to foster creative and artistic approaches to these genres, to connect WVU students and the surrounding Morgantown community to the world of independent filmmaking and new media art, and to support regional filmmakers and animators.

There are no governing content or artist approach. Festival organizers only seek to display well-crafted and compelling works in video, film and animation.

For more info, contact Gerald Habarth, associate professor of art/electronic media, at gerald.habarth@mail.wvu.edu.

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