WV International Film Festival Opens Thursday ; Deadlines for Film Festival Entries Revealed

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WV International Film Festival Opens Thursday ; Deadlines for Film Festival Entries  Revealed

Provided by the WV Film Office

CHARLESTON, WV (HNN) - The WV International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its Spring Film Festival to be held April 28 through May 1 at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers Street, Charleston.

The lineup includes:  Inside Job (2011 Oscar winner for Best Documentary), The Kids Are All Right (4-time Oscar nominee and 2-time Golden Globe winner); Dogtooth; The Secret in Their Eyes; Saint Misbehavin: The Wavy Gravy Movie; and several of 2011's Oscar-nominated animated short films. Admission is $7 per adult/per feature or $30 for a 5-pack. Children and students through college admitted for $5 per feature and current WVSU students with valid ID are admitted free.

The schedule: “Inside Job,” 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28; “Kids Are All Right,” 7 p.m. Friday, April 29; “Dogtooth,” 9:30 p.m. Friday April 29; “Inside Job,” 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 5 p.m. Oscar Nominated Shorts, 7 p.m. Secret in Their Eyes, and 9:30 p.m. Dogtooth; Sunday, May 1, Saint Misbehavin’ 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. Oscar Nominated Shorts, 7 p.m. Secret in Their Eyes.

For more details, visit, http://www.wviff.org , or call the box office at 304-342-6522.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: MODERN FILM FESTIVAL — DEADLINE MAY 1

Modern Film Fest is currently accepting submissions through May 1 for its inaugural short film competition. Films must be 10 minutes or less and will be posted on the festival's website so viewers will be able to vote on their favorite short films. The top 12 finalists will be screened during the festival Sep. 30 through Oct. 2 at the 900-seat Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC. The festival will also include 12 movies from around the world, plus a zombie walk and gala. For complete details, visit the website at www.modernfilmfest.net.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: FESTIVALL SILENT FILM COMPETITION — DEADLINE MAY 20

FestivALL's Silent Film Competition is now accepting entries with a deadline of May 20. The exhibition of finalists will take place June 17-June 26 in a variety of unique venues around Charleston during FestivALL. The competition focuses on silent film shorts and helps showcase all filmmakers, young and old. Experience is not necessary. Cash prizes starting at $500 are up for grabs.  Films must be between 3-5 minutes of any genre, with no sound or music, and must be family-friendly.  No limit to the number of entries per person. For complete details, please visit the website. Jurors for the competition are Daniel Boyd (filmmaker and professor at WV State University), Brad Kalinoski (visual effects artist who recently worked on the Oscar-nominated film Black Swan), and Pam Haynes (Director, West Virginia Film Office). For additional information, contact Lisa Bragg at publicartfestivall@yahoo.com, or visit www.festivallcharleston.com.

WV NATIVE TO APPEAR ON "MEMPHIS BEAT"

Actor and West Virginia native Scott Martin will appear on the new season of "Memphis Beat" in the first episode airing on TNT this summer. He will guest star on the show playing the role of Richard Turner. The show returns to the air on Tuesday, June 14. For more information about the show, visit http://www.tnt.tv/series/memphisbeat. Scott may be reached through his manager Lisa Fowler at boutiquetalent@gmail.com.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 15-MINUTES OF FAME FILM FESTIVAL — DEADLINE JUNE 25

The 15 Minutes of Fame Film Fest is seeking films 15-minutes or less from all over the world. Any genre or types, from music video or documentary to animation or narrative. Regular deadline is May 15 (entry fee $23). Late deadline is June 11 ($25). Extended deadline is June 25 ($36) and must be received no later than July 2. For complete details, visit the website at http://15minutefilmfest.com.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: FILMSHIFT FILM FESTIVAL — DEADLINE AUGUST 2

The 2nd annual Filmshift Film Festival is now accepting entries for locally produced independent films from across the globe, including features, shorts, and music videos from a variety of genres. Prize sponsors include Final Draft, Script Magazine, Script Pipeline, Inktip and Bunch/Casseday.  Twenty percent of the gross ticket sales will be donated to Christopher's Haven, a local Boston charity that provides housing for kids and their families visiting Boston to treat juvenile cancer.  The festival will be held in October at the Somerville Theater. For complete details, visit www.filmshift.org.

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