West Virginia Filmmakers Festival announces
2nd annual Lewisburg United Film Festival event
Statewide Film Festival to present local films, documentaries.
Lewisburg, WV, September 7. – Lewisburg Native Laura Holiday’s “Rockstars” will kick off an evening of local films at the Lewis Theater Wednesday September 28. The event is co-sponsored by The West Virginia Filmmakers Guild and officially opens the 12th Annual West Virginia Filmmakers Festival. The event is free to the public.
“Rockstars” tells the story of a youth’s dreams of becoming a professional musician as he tries to navigate a path between his dreams of stardom and the realities of working in his father’s shop. The film was directed by Lewisburg youth Laura Holliday as part of her training at the prestigous Idiwild Arts Academy. Other highlights include:
- “Pocahantas County Children: A Visual Diary” In the summer of 2011, award-winning filmmaker Justin Litton was asked by the West Virginia State University Extension Office and Pocohantas County Drama, Fairs & Festivals to to facilitate a handful of children ages 4-8 in the documenting oftheir lives in rural Pocahantas County over the course of 28 hours . The concept was to document the Appalachian lifestyle. The filming followed a two-day workshop on basic filming techniques and the idea of “culture.” The resulting short film was edited quickly together by myself in nearly five hours and then screened the next morning for the local community of Hillsboro, WV at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum.
- Creature From The Back Lit Room Animaton maverick Ken Tyner’s deeply amusing film blends classic stop motion animation with playful live action performances. This film was created as part of the Ryan Film Institute in Martinsburg, WV.
- A Chrome Horse and A Diplomat Also from the Eastern Panhandle, this stylish espionage comedy follows the exploits of a blogger who runs afoul of the Mob and is forced to rely on an unsavory alliance to save the lives of himself and those around him.
A full schedule follows. The event is free to the public.
The film is part of the 12th annual WV Filmmakers Festival which will take place September 29-Oct 2 in Sutton, WV at the Landmark Studio For The Arts and Elk Theater.
More information will be available at http:://www.wvfilmmakersfestival.org
Now in its eleventh year, the West Virginia Filmmaker’s Festival is the state’s only film festival dedicated to the exhibition of films made by, for , and with West Virginia. In 2010 The West Virginia Filmmakers Guild adopted operation of the West Virginia Filmmakers Festival from Landmark Studio For The Arts. More information regarding the WV Filmmakers Guild, including advance ticket sales are available at http://www.wvfilmmakersguild.org
Wednesday- September 28
Lewis Theater, Lewisburg WV
(Admission is Free)
6:00: @Rockstars (Student Short) 30 min
@Pocahontas County Children: A Visual Diary (Documentary Short) : 24
7:00 @Creature From The Back-Lit Room (Animation)
Take One Tablet (Short Film)
Wild Things (Animation)
Cordially, Georgia O’Keeffe (Short Film)
7:30 @A Chrome Horse And a Diplomat (Short Film)
@I ndicates WV film
Schedule is subject to change.
WVFF and the West Virginia Filmmakers Guild present
2nd Annual Open Projector Night
Saturday June 4
Main Street Market
The West Virginia Filmmakers Guild will hold an “Open Projector Night” on Saturday, June 4, 2011, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Town Square Cafe & Restaurant in Sutton, WV during its “WV Filmmakers Weekend.”
WV Filmmakers Guild members may screen any films or videos they have created during the event, regardless of genre or date of completion. Works in progress are welcome. So that everyone has a fair opportunity to show thei…r work, filmmakers are asked to limit the footage they choose to exhibit to 15 minutes or less. Excerpts of longer works are welcome as well. Films will be screened via DVD.
There is no submission fee; however, you must be a member of the WV Filmmakers Guild in order to show your film. Dues are $5 for students, $15 for individuals, and $25 for corporations. You may pay your dues at the event or any time during the Filmmakers Weekend. Cash or checks made out to “West Virginia Filmmakers Guild” will be accepted.
Filmmakers and audience members will be able to order from the Town Square Cafe & Restaurant’s menu during the films. More information about the Town Square’s offerings can be found at their website here http://www.townsquaremarket.net/default.html.
If you have a film that you would like to screen during Open Projector Night, please send an email describing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. As the name of the event implies, filmmakers may sign up to screen works on the night of the event, but time for each filmmaker will be allotted on a first-come-first-serve basis, so if you really want to make sure that your movie gets shown, let us know as soon as possible.
Check back in summer for more info on exciting special screenings throughout West Virginia.
Black Friday Film Festival
Friday, November 19, 2010
Salon Indigo, Charleston WV.
West Virginia Filmmakers Festival in Lewisburg
Thursday October 1, 2010