About the Festival

Event Details

This year’s film festival takes place on November 2-3, 2018 in Davis, West Virginia. The selected short films will screen at Verglas Media’s studio on the top floor of the historic National Bank of Davis building.

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. We also welcome films from around the world.

Celebrating Short Film

In our third 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.

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.

Key Dates

Submissions:
April 16 – September 15, 2018
Early Bird Deadline:
June 1, 2018
Selections Announced:
October 5, 2018
Film Festival & Screening:
November 2-3, 2018 in Davis, West Virginia

Submission Specs

Films must have completed production between January 1, 2016 and September 15, 2018. You have from April 16 to September 15, 2018 to submit your film. Entry fee is $20 per film. We also have a $15 early-bird special for films submitted by June 1, 2018.

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.

Laurels & Logo

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