Deadline is April 15
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (April 2, 2015) — The University of Pikeville is accepting submissions from filmmakers in the tri-state area for its inaugural Film & Media Arts Festival from May 1-2. The goal of the festival is to promote the art of filmmaking on the UPIKE campus and surrounding areas.
Entries will be accepted from professionals and college, high school and middle school students. Works of all lengths and types, including documentary, animation, music video and traditional narrative will be accepted. Entries must be shot in Kentucky, Virginia or West Virginia and/or filmed by an individual from or currently residing in these states. The deadline for entries is April 15.
“We want our festival to be an outlet for regional filmmakers,” said Andrew Reed, assistant professor of film and media arts. “There are a lot of talented people in this area and we want to showcase their work and connect them to local audiences,” said Andrew Reed, assistant professor of film and media arts.”
More than $500 in cash prizes will be awarded for best of show, best UPIKE student film and “best of” in the middle school, high school, college and professional categories. Additionally, high school participants will be eligible to receive a scholarship to study film at UPIKE.
Although works of all lengths will be accepted, entries filmed specifically for the festival should be no longer than 10 minutes for screening. Subject matter should be appropriate for younger audiences. Screenings will be held on campus.