SUTTON, W.Va. – July 25, 2016 – West Virginia FILMmakers Festival is pleased to announce the award for FILMmaker of the Year has been separated into two different honors: the Impact Award and a FILMmaker of The Year Award.
The Impact Award is to honor the Individual whose most recent work or contributions – during the twelve calendar months between festivals – has had an utmost impact on the West Virginia film industry, or simply upon the culture of film and media creation within the state.
The FILMmaker of the Year award is to honor the individual whose lifetime or collective work has had either a lasting impact on the West Virginia film industry or simply upon the culture of film and media creation within the state.
The call for nominations for both awards is now open. Please visit wvfilmmakersfestival.org website to review criteria and to nominate a FILMmaker. Nominations will close August 24, 2016.
The 17th Annual West Virginia FILMmakers Festival will welcome FILMmakers to Sutton September 30 through October 2.