WVU Student Film Competition


DEADLINE to enter: April 15, 2019

no entry fee!!! Open only to WVU student films & videos

WVFF19 is a special screening and competition open only to WVU students films and videos. Competition theme: “memes”. Interpret this theme in any way and submit your work. Films and video may be: Short Narratives, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Music Video, Animation or Experimental.

WVFF19 is a special screening of the 2019 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival and will be held on April 26 in the Mountainlair Gluck Theatre.


  • Best of Show: $50 + Trophy

  • 1st Runner Up: $25 + Trophy

  • 2nd Runner Up: $25 + Trophy

  • 3nd Runner Up: $25 + Trophy

  • All accepted films win a special 2” WVFF19 Button!!!

  • Plus, all filmmakers who submit compete in a raffle the WVFF19 Finals Exam Prep Basket!!!


In addition to the general categories, this year we invite submissions to the special category: “meme.” The manner in which we interact through the internet has had profound social impact, extending far beyond the boundaries of our computers and smart phones and bleeding into everyday interactions and face-to-face encounters. The proliferation of meme culture - accelerated by technology - has had particular social influence. Largely through mimesis, gesture and mutation, memes spread ideas, behaviors and attitudes like viruses while shaping the social interactions of those who carry them. While many recognize the effects of memes in the entertainment realm, their impact is no doubt felt much wider, politically, socially and economically. We invite works that take as their subject the notion of “meme culture” however widely interpreted or that reflect on the impact of memes on the way we increasingly think, act and interact with one another.


  • Must be a current WVU student

  • Maximum running time of 20 minutes.

  • Works must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2017.

  • All submissions must include a completed entry form.

  • Maximum of 3 entries per person, with separate entry form for each entry.


You may submit your work in one of two ways: Through FilmFreeway, or by filling out the online entry form below. Mailed-in entries are not accepted. If submitting using the online form below, all works must be available for download (Vimeo, WeTransfer or Dropbox etc.) at screening quality and full resolution (1920 x 1080, or 1280 x 720 square pixels). Please insure that the link to the online version of your film or project is active until the date of the festival.

Submit via FilmFreeway:


OR submit via online entry form here:



The 2019 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival will be held on April 26 & 27 in the Gluck Theater at the West Virginia University Mountainlair in Morgantown.


All works accepted will be announced on April 15, 2019. Notifications will be made by email. If your work is selected, we will request film stills at that time. 


Please direct all inquiries to wvmsff@gmail.com

WVFF19 and the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival are creations of the Electronic Media program of the WVU School of Art and Design.

We look forward to seeing your work!