Film festival set for Oct. 4-6

The 14th Annual West Virginia FILMmakers Festival, which will be held in Sutton’s Elk Theatre the weekend of Oct. 4-6, has released its film line up.

“The big news this year is that we opened submissions up for films worldwide, and received 94 submissions from around the globe,” festival director Caitlin Renee Campbell said. “We have films screening this year from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Korea, Denmark, Japan, Australia, Germany, Hungary, Spain and The Netherlands. We have 58 films screening this year, 13 films with English subtitles, fascinating documentaries and 11 animations to name a few. I have been really impressed with the quality of films submitted.”

The Festival kicks off Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. The Friday night feature, shot in Pittsburgh and Braxton County, will be West Virginia FILMmaker Charlie Cline’s “Squid Man,” at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 5, West Virginia filmmaker David Smith’s “Ladybeard,” shot in the Kanawha Valley, will screen at 9:30 p.m. Each evening will wrap up with the Filmmaker Party at the Film Center with live music Friday night from Wager and Saturday night from The Ultimatums.

“This year, as in the past, we will select a West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year,” Campbell said.

The Filmmaker of the Year will be announced at the Wine and Cheese Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Landmark Center for the Arts.

The festival schedule in its entirety and more information on filmmaking seminars and activities are available at the festival’s website,, or by email at: To book accommodations, call the Days Hotel at 866-700-7284, and request the ‘Filmmakers Special’ (includes breakfast).

The West Virginia FILMmakers Festival will be held the same weekend as the Sutton Fall Festival. Find out more about the Sutton Fall Festival at: