Established in 2010, The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival celebrates exceptional, compelling, original and innovative works in film, video and animation. Its primary mission is to help foster creative approaches to these media and to expose West Virginia University students and the surrounding Morgantown community to the world of independent filmmaking. The festival also strives to focus attention on topical issues in contemporary culture and to draw attention to the rich and unique heritage of West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian region. The WVMSFF is a creation of the Electronic Media program of the WVU School of Art and Design and is hosted by the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival Student Organization. We invite short works in narrative film & video, documentary, animation and experimental categories. We also invite works that explore this year's thematic category: "ESCAPE"
The 2014 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival will take place March 20, 21 and 22 in the Bloch Hall Auditorium and the WVU Art Museum and Education center.