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WV FILMmakers Festival

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For 20 years, the West Virginia FILMmakers Festival (WVFF) has not only become the singular celebration of West Virginia Filmmakers, but an event characterized by enlightening and diverse films, pressure-free networking opportunities, and live music with great parties. This year, 2020, we are adjusting our Film Festival in light of the coronavirus epidemic. WVFF will be a 1-day Film festival held, Saturday, October 3, 2020. We want to see you at the Elk Theatre! We are preparing the Festival for both Elk Theatre screenings and online Festival presentation. We will determine the presentation format after the submission deadline. FILMmakers will be notified of the Festival presentation status on the FilmFreeway Notification Date. "We will be there ~ In Theatre or Online" While the WVFF certainly has a special interest in works made by West Virginia (WV) residents and natives, we also screen cinema from around the world and greatly enjoy providing an opportunity for regional and visiting filmmakers to meet, network, and discuss their films, allowing attendees to experience independent works that reflect the latest trends, techniques, and technology. The first West Virginia FILMmakers Festival was held in the Spring of 2001 at the Landmark Studio for the Arts in Historic Sutton, West Virginia, founded by Kevin Carpenter and Steve Fesenmaier to showcase West Virginia's best filmmakers. Films are now shown primarily at the Elk Theatre, a Historic 1930's One Screen Theatre on Main Street in Downtown Sutton. Filmmaking seminars are held at the Landmark Studio for the Arts, with other festival activities and live music in the evening at select venues around town. At the West Virginia Filmmakers Festival, you're not just around peers… you're amongst friends!


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