SUTTON, W.Va. – September 10, 2018 – The West Virginia
FILMmakers Festival, will be held in Sutton’s Elk Theatre the weekend of
October 5, 6 & 7, 2018, is announcing its Call for Nominations for
FILMmaker of the Year and IMPACT Award Winner.
The West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year Award is given to the
filmmaker whose most recent work or lifetime work has had the utmost
impact on the WV film industry. The WVFF board of directors oversees the
Filmmaker of the Year selection. The Nomination Committee consists of
Previous WV Filmmakers of the Year, WVFF Board, and professionals
from around the state to arrive at the broadest consensus possible.
Previous FILMmaker of the Year winners include: Larry Dowling (2017);
Chip Hitchcock (2016); Jacob Young (2015); Lawrence Cumbo (2014); John
Nakashima (2013); Bob Gates, deceased (2012); Robert Tinnell (2011); Mari-
Lynn Evans (2010); Russ Barbour (2009); Steve Gilliland (2008); C. Shawn
Bennett (2007); Gerry Milnes (2006); B.J. Gudmundsson (2005); Raymond
Schmitt, deceased (2004); and Daniel Boyd (2003).
The Impact Award is to honor the individual whose most recent work or
contributions – during the twelve (12) calendar months between festivals – has
had utmost effects on the West Virginia film industry, or simply upon the culture
of film and media creation within the state. The West Virginia FILMmakers
Festival Board of Directors oversees the selection.
Previous IMPACT Award winners include: Josh Baldwin (2017); and Justin
To nominate, visit: http://wvfilmmakersfestival.org/nominations/
To nominate a filmmaker summit the name, work to be considered for the
award, and statement (less than 200 word) about the filmmaker. Include all
information you deem will assist others on the nominating committee on
making their vote. Nominations close September 16, 2018.
The FILMmaker of the Year Award, since its inception, has been designed
by artist Bill Hopen (www.billhopen.com), the IMPACT Awards has been
designed by BLENKO Glass.
For more information visit: wvfilmmakersfestival.org/festival.