Plum Tuckered Film Festival

HOSTED IN TUCKER COUNTY, WV CELEBRATING STORIES OF LIFE, ADVENTURE & CULTURE.

At a Glance

Event Details

This year’s film festival takes place on April 23, 2016 in Davis, West Virginia. The 22 short films will screen at Verglas Media’s studio on the top floor of the historic National Bank of Davis building.

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Awards

We tip our hats to those who choose filmmaking as their art form. The festival jurors will name an overall award in each category. In addition, we will have a special award selection for Appalachia filmmakers in each category. This means 8 awards total!

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Categories

Inspiring adventure films, thoughtful documentaries, fictional dramas full of emotion or comedy…or both. Categories include: Short Adventure, Short Documentary, Short Narrative, Short Animated/Music Video/Experimental. All films must have rights to the music used, or be original music.

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Focus

We are excited to be an international film festival, a home for creative, independent short film from around the world. But – there’s no doubt – we sprouted in Tucker. One of our primary goals is to shine a spotlight on the films and filmmakers of our area. We are also seeking to highlight films from the greater Appalachian region in order to showcase the depth of talent and creativity residing within these mountains. And, as in our inaugural year, we also welcome films from around the world.

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Celebrating Short Film

In our second year Plum Tuckered will once again celebrate the art of short film. And we mean short! Films must be 20 minutes or less. Even though there are many great short films out there longer than 20 minutes, we appreciate your understanding of this rule. If your film is[…]

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Laurels & Logo

Official logo and laurels for use by media and filmmakers can be downloaded right here!

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FOCUS

There’s no doubt – we sprouted in Tucker. Our primary goal is to shine a spotlight on the films and filmmakers of our area. We are also seeking to highlight films from the greater Appalachian region in order to showcase the depth of talent and creativity residing within these mountains.

Our inaugural year also welcomed films from around the world. The juxtaposition of international film alongside local and regional projects is one of the strongest effects that a film festival can have on its audience.

Submission Guidelines
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Origin Story

We are a community of artists and entrepreneurs, athletes and musicians, filmmakers and nature-lovers living and working in Tucker County, West Virginia. Our home is one of ancient mountains and storied rivers, high valleys and boom towns. There’s history here, and rejuvination. Culture. Adventure. Art. Life.

We’re getting plum tuckered just thinking about it.

About the Festival

2016 Films by Category

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Short Adventure – Appalachian Filmmaker

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Short Narrative – Appalachia Filmmaker

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Short Music Video/Animation/Experimental

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Short Documentary – Appalachia Filmmaker

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Short Narrative

WATCH THE 2016 TRAILER featuring all films from 2015

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2016 Partner Sponsors

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Blackwater Outdoor Adventures

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Verglas Media

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Stumptown Ales

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Blackwater Bikes

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Additional 2016 Sponsors

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OFFICIAL LAURELS AND LOGO

Our official logo and laurels are available in various sizes and file types for filmmakers and media.

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Meet the Organizers

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Patrick McCann

Co-Director

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Victoria Weeks

Director

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William Peterson

Organizer

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Ruth Melnick

Organizer

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Cindy Robeson

Organizer

Meet the Jurors

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Don Hall

Guest Juror

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Gary Pendleton

Guest Juror

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Jennida Chase

Guest Juror

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Lydia Moyer

Guest Juror

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William L. Thomas

Guest Juror

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PTFF ARCHIVE: 2015

Feel free to browse our inaugural 2015 film festival, but be sure to come back here for everything you need to know about the 2016 Plum Tuckered Film Festival.

2015 Archive