Plum Tuckered Film Festival


About the Festival

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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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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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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Key Dates

January 25, 2016 – March 20, 2016
Early Bird Deadline ($15 entry fee)
February 28, 2016
Selections Announced
April 1, 2016
Exhibition Copy Provided to Festival Staff
April 11, 2016
Film Festival & Screening
April 23, 2016 in Davis, West Virginia

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Submission Specs

NOW ACCEPTING FILMS FROM THE APPALACHIANS TO THE HIMALAYAS. Films must have completed production between January 1, 2014 and March 20, 2016. You have from January 25 to March 20, 2016 to submit your film. Entry fee is $20 per film. We also have a $15 early-bird special for films submitted by February 28, 2016.

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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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Laurels & Logo

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

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