The Mtn Craft Film Festival at the historic Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center is West Virginia's newest film festival featuring long and short documentary and scripted narrative films created by Appalachians, about Appalachia, or featuring Appalachian locations/crew. We're excited to invite you to Clarksburg for 4 days of learning, networking, and of course... great films!

The 2024 call for submissions opens November 3, 2023 and will run through late July 2024.

AWARDS

Best Documentary Short
Best Scripted Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Feature Film
Best Student Film
Audience Choice: Short Film
Audience Choice: Student Film
Audience Choice: Feature Film
Mtn Craft Award (best WV film)

TICKETS AND DISCOUNTS
All films that are officially selected for our program will be entitled to one free all-access pass to the festival and 20% off all official festival merchandise purchased in person at the festival.

ELLIGIBILITY
All film submissions MUST satisfy at least one of these conditions:
• The film is made by an Appalachian filmmaker
• The film is made in Appalachia with local crew
• The film tells an Appalachian story

Not sure which region(s) count as being Appalachia? use this helpful resource: https://www.arc.gov/about-the-appalachian-region/

SUBMISSION RULES AND TERMS
1. Screeners must be submitted alongside your submission profile as an embedded video or a link to a file. If your film is password protected, please provide the password when submitting. NO HARD COPIES (DVD, BLURAY, DCP) WILL BE ACCEPTED.
2. Incomplete works will NOT be accepted. If your film is not fully finished (locked edit, color grading, sound design, titles) then it is NOT ready to be submitted.
3. It is highly encouraged to complete your digital package/press kit so that we have a way of accessing an approved synopsis and stills from your film for promotional materials we may generate in advertising the festival.
4. Please check the spelling of all names, contact info, and film details in your submission profile for accuracy. The festival will not be responsible for correcting misspellings in listings.
5. In submitting your film, you agree to let Mtn Craft Film Festival generate promotional materials including the name, poster, likeness, or stills from your film.
6. In submitting your film, you agree to let Mtn Craft Film Festival upload and provide access to your film online to festival pass holders via a private link for up to two weeks following the festival.
7. Films submitted to student film categories must include a copy of a current student ID or proof of current enrollment. Copies of student IDs can be uploaded to FilmFreeway or e-mailed to festival@mtncraft.com
8. 2024 submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2023. Films completed prior to January 1, 2023 will not be considered.
9. By submitting your film you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to any screening fees if your film is selected.
10. If your film is accepted into our program, you must deliver your film to us as a DIGITAL FILE in the highest quality possible. Preferred formats are ProRes or H.264. We can help with this if you have questions.
11. By submitting, you confirm that you are duly authorized to submit the film to the Mtn Craft Film Festival without the consent of any third party (or, if the consent of other parties is required, all of them are also signing this Agreement).
12. By submitting, you confirm and warrant required legal authority to submit the entry into the festival. The film does not violate any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of any person or entity. Releases for music, images, content and talent must be obtained by the filmmaker. The Mtn Craft Film Festival is not liable for copyright infringement or unauthorized use.

Overall Rating
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  • gerald habarth

    Super well organized and curated. Top notch and thought provoking content. Lively audience. Stunning venue. Great time.

    October 2023
  • Drew Broadhurst

    The Mtn Craft team hosted a top notch festival experience for filmmakers and attendees alike. It was welcoming and friendly, well organized, and the venue was outstanding.

    October 2023
  • I traveled to a lot of film festivals in 2023, and Mtn Craft ranks near the top. For a first year festival, these guys nailed it, and it was apparent they knew what they were doing. Top quality venue, great organization and communication, quality films, and good people. West Virginia is lucky to have this festival representing the state in the coming years.

    October 2023
  • Tina Kakadelis

    An honor to be part of the first festival that never once felt like a first-year festival. A fantastic atmosphere of filmmakers, local artisans, and movie lovers!

    October 2023
  • Kevin Keck

    So honored to be a part of this festival! Although our team wasn’t able to make it in person this year, we appreciated the communications and updates throughout the process!

    October 2023