The West Virginia FILMmakers Festival is West Virginia's Film Festival 
proudly supporting all films, with a special interest in films 
made in, by and for West Virginia artists.
Call for Film Submissions 
for the 16th Annual 
WV FILMmakers Festival 
 ended May 1, 2015.

for the  
2015 WV 
FILMmakers Festival:

Best Student Short Film; 
Best WV Student Short Film; 
Best Short Documentary; 
Best WV Short Documentary; 
Best Feature Documentary; 
Best WV Feature Documentary; 
Best Short Film; Best WV Short Film; 
Best Feature Film; Best WV Feature Film; 
Best Animation/Experimental/Music Video; 
Best WV Animation/Experimental/Music Video.

NOTE: WV FILMmakers - 
You may submit under a WV category, 
you DO NOT need to submit twice 
to be considered for the WV award 
and the Festival award. 

Submissions ended 5/1/15!

Visit WVFILMmakersFestival at the world's best online submissions platform.


Mailing Address    

WVFF   P.O. Box 382, Sutton, WV  26601


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 WV FILMmakers Festival
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The same weekend the 
Sutton Fall Festival & Sutton Artz Market.

We have many interesting activities 
as well as our line up of great films.

Sutton WV is home to many 
recreational activities.

We have the 
Sutton Dam with a 1440 acre lake,
there are many great activities such as
swimming, skiing, fishing and boating. 

Bee Run Marina, located on Sutton Lake,
 can rent you a houseboat or a jonboat.

If you like to travel by boat
"The Elk River Water Trail" 
runs 72 miles from Sutton Dam
all the way to Charleston WV. 
(Does have shallows!)

Our 12 mile long
Jeremiah Carpenter Mt. Bike Trail,
located on the north side of Sutton Dam,
can be a challenge even to expert riders.  
Also works as a great walking trail.

We enjoy seeing everyone in Sutton!

We Celebrated Our 15th Year At The
   2014 WV FILMmakers Festival


The 2014 festival was

Dedicated to Raymond  Schmitt,

our brother in film.


OUR 2014 WVFF WINNERS!!!    
2014 WV FILMmaker of the Year 
Lawrence Cumbo   Shepherdstown, WV

"Border Patrol"    Best Student Short
Written & Directed by Peter Baumann (Germany) 
Cinematographer Justin Litton (US - WV)

Best Animation/Experimental/MusicVideo/Industrial
by Jesse Turnbull (US)

"Teacher of the Year"    Best Feature
Written & Directed by Jason Strouse (US)

​"Sacrifice of Anna"   Best Short Narrative
by Ali Sattarpour (France)​

"Zio Ninuccio"    Best Short Documentary
by Noriko Sugiura (Italy)

"Kosma"      Best Documentary Feature
by Sonja Blagojevic  (Serbia)


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Jerry McGonigle,  Jason Brown, Terry Linville,  Justin Litton,  Caitlin Renée Campbell 
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Back:  Justin Litton, Joe Majestic, Jesse Rivard, Bill Veldran, Sheridan Cleland, Jerry McGonigle, Peter Delano
Front:  Jason Brown, Terry Linville, Natoma Vargason, Samantha Ortt, Lisa Tignor, Caitlin Renée Campbell and Zach Labin
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Bill Veldran, Caitlin Renée Campbell, Rose Winland, Cindy Rank, Terry Linville and Jerry McGonigle
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Cut 2 Chase Film Festival Producers Bill Veldran and Natoma Vargason accept the FILMmaker of the Year Award for Lawrence Cumbo of Shepherdstown, WV from Festival Director Caitlin Renée Campbell
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Caitlin Renée Campbell introduced Festival Guest Artist,
Emmy Award winning Producer, John K. Corser,
 who was shooting a series in Martinsburg, WV.


 Photography by Fernando Rodriguez


2014 Tickets are no longer available.

2014 WVFF prices:

A Festival Pass covers ALL Films ALL Weekend!

Festival Pass -  $30 

10/2 Admission - $7 at Lewis Theatre Booth

Festival Weekend October 3-5  Elk Theatre

Single screenings - $10 each


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Visit WVFILMmakersFestival at the world's best online submissions platform. 
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Thanks to Our Great Sponsors for
helping to make it a terrific festival.

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outstanding group of volunteers!

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