Annual West Virginia State University Student Film Festival Accepting Submissions

Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363

Oct. 30, 2014
Annual West Virginia State University Student Film Festival Accepting Submissions

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- Submissions are currently being accepted from area high school and college students for the third annual Tower Student Film Festival hosted by West Virginia State University (WVSU).

All submissions must have been produced during active school enrollment and completed after Aug. 1, 2013. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 12, 2014.

“The Festival really has become a showcase of the amazing talents of not only our students here at WVSU, but for high schools students from around West Virginia,” said Dr. Ali Ziyati, Chair of the WVSU Department of Communications and Media Studies. “The level of creativity among our previous entries has been outstanding, and we are looking forward to seeing what students submit this year.”

Submissions are being accepted in five categories; narrative, non-narrative, abstract, Vine videos and “3-2-1 Action,” which will consist of a team of students producing a three-minute film with two props and one story idea.

All submissions must be received by the Dec. 12 deadline, along with a completed entry form, a $5 entry fee and the film in a digital file format. Digital files must be submitted via flash drive or Dropbox, and must be in .mov, .avi or .mp4 formats.

For more information, including an entry form, go to, or contact WVSU Instructor Roger Echols at (304) 766-3028, or

The Tower Film Festival will take place March 5, 2015, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Davis Fine Arts Building on WVSU’s Institute campus.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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