Appalachian queer film festival foundry theater huntington west virginia

In previous years, the Appalachian Queer Film Festival was held in Lewisburg, WV with additional screenings in Charleston and Morgantown but this year it will have a new home in Huntington. The screenings will be held October 6-8th at the Foundry Theater located inside of City Hall.

The AQFF will accept “films that contain Queer and/or Trans content or have a Queer and/trans writer, director, or producer. [They] love films that have rural settings, especially Appalachian settings, but that is not a requirement.”

Film categories will include Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Feature Film, Arthouse/Experimental Short, Feature Documentary, and Student Short. Twenty-five films will be accepted in the festival with twelve awards granted with categories including Best Short Film, Best Feature Film, Best Acting in a Short, Best Acting in a Feature, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Best Production Design, Best Composer, Best Director, and Best Producer.

The regular submission deadline is April 1 with a standard entry fee of $15 or $10 for students. The final extended deadline is June 15 with fees increased to $30 standard entry or $25 for students. The final films selected for screening at the festival will be notified August 1.

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