The 2019 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival takes place in the WVU Mountianlair building on the downtown campus. Most of the screenings occur in the Gluck Theatre, located on the first floor of the building. Additionally, there will be video projections running on a continuous loop in the Shenandoah room, adjacent to the theater, and in the Blackwater room, on the 2nd floor. (Mountainlair Map).

Friday, April 26

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
WVU Student Films and Animations


9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Narrative Shorts

Family Medicine, by Joe Kraemer
Soul Bones, by
Andrew Huggins
Problems On The Line, by
Philip Rabalais
The Neurotic In "Afraid of Change", by
David Smith
The Usual Route, by by Cory C. Warner
The Magic Words, by Domenic Porcari
The Hope Dealer, by
Andrew Broadhurst
The Rehearsal, by
W. Trent Welstead
Manicotti, by
Ellen Hemphill, Jim Haverkamp
The Black Basilisk, by
Edward Loupe
Counting, by
Rahil Bustani
Well Born,
Lucas Ostrowski

saturday, April 27

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Young Filmmakers (Under 18)

First Position, by Jenny Qu
The Polar Bear Legacy,
by Cameon Wade
And Again and Again And Again,
by Livia Proto
by Marta Krunić
The Incident At The Pier,
by Abby Bright & Grace Joo
by Rustam Sadigli
by Oliver Marsden
by Ejun Hong
by Ejun Hong

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Student Films

Nate Rouse's Kill Bill Vol. 3, by Nate Rouse
A Picture's Worth, by Evan Wehmeyer
Waves, by Justin Bailey
Out of the Pills, by Casey McCracken

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Documentaries and Other Real Stories

My Theatre, by Kazuya Ashizawa
Creative Feds
, by Erica Ginsberg
Go Go Go, by
Leon Gerskovic
Scenes from a Visit
, by Neil Ira Needleman
Every Ghost Has An Orchestra
, by Shayna Connelly
Tour leader
, by Mohammad Sadeq Esmaeili
, by Steven Adam Renkovish
Unless You're Living It
, by Sarah Bliss

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
ALL Animation!

Muedra, by Cesar Diaz Melendez
The Pattern
, by Azad Jannati
The Spirit Seam
, by Ashley Gerst
Halloween Treasure
, by Kenneth Cassidy Tyner
rotoNature, by
Edward Morin and his students
What Stays
, by Danet Grabbe
Deep love
, by Mykyta Lyskov
Pao Pae
, by Bruno Quast
Bird Breakfast
, by Owen Roberts
Swimming Through Cubic Gates
, by Wenli Fei
Desire on the Surface of the Skin
, by Sunny Stanila

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Human Bodies & Human Conditions

Venus in Aquarius. Chapter II: Ana, by David Silva
, by Robert-Jonathan Koeyers
The Magic Trick
, by Joe Carabeo
The Spirit Of The Forest
, by A. Bill Miller, Xiaohong Zhang
, by Tanja Balac
Her name was
, by Helena Dalemans
LIE (v.2019_1080)
, by Carla Knopp
, by Jennifer Sabel & Benjamin Kramme
, by Junting Zhou
All Good Memes go to Heaven, by Matthew Williamson

8:00 - 8:30
Awards Ceremony

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Spirits and Ghosts

Fox Spirit, by Min Ding
by Shayna Connelly
Ghost and Paranormal Evidence Detectives (G.A.P.E.D.)
, by Sean Laishley
, by Mirjam Dahl Pedersen
Black Dog
, by Joshua Tuthill
The Ghost Behind
, by Caroline Rumley
, by Ryan O'Hare

10:15 PM - 11:45 PM
Experimental, Extrasensorial and Abstract

1536 Units, by Jan Rehwinkel
Buscando la luz / Caminos de luz, by Rrose Present
XCTRY, by Bill Brown
, by Scott Turri
Cosmos Obscura
, by Katherine Balsley & Irina Escalante Chernova
Wind Above Thunder, by Susan DeLeo
WILDFIRE in PARADISE - Fairee News 01, by Liliana
Snowflakes, by John Meza
Song for the Fate of Animals, by Tommy Becker
The Stream VIII
, by Hiroya Sakurai
The Inner Essence
, by Taehee Kim
Fake Believe
, by Ryan Schmal Murray
The Great Dragon Consumes All,
by Jason Bernagozzi
The Hearing of the Eye,
by Alessia Cecchet
big things have small beginnings
, by Christopher Thompson
Far Fa Loo, by Luis Grane
Fugue (hope is the thing with feathers….emily dickinson)
, by Nance Davies
, by John Graham
African Film School
, by by Roger Horn
Film digitalia, this intimate hard drive, No. 4
, by Matt Whitman
prime perfect 2
, by Tom Bessoir

Video Projectinos

The following selection of films and videos will run on a continuous loop over the 2-day period of the festival.

Blackwater Room

All In, by Kerry Skarbakka
KKK X KKK, by Courtney Geiger

Shenandoah Room

Letter from The Gone World, by Lydia Moyer
Fallout Dogs, by Julia Oldham
The romance of autonomous coordinated entities, by Kassandra Spence