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!
While we are still working out the details, to qualify as an Appalachia filmmaker you must be a native or current resident of the region, or have produced the film largely in Appalachia. More details and guidelines will be available soon!
Last year we introduced beautiful hand-made trophies created by Luke Fleishman! He did a spectacular job of capturing an iconic image of our area in metal – The Flagtree. We hope to see the Flagtree return in 2016!