Cut To The Chase Film Festival
September 18-20,2015
Shepherdstown, WV

Cut To The Chase Film Festival’s goal is to produce an annual short film festival that encourages people to engage their artistic desire, to share their imagination, opinions and vision within the framework of the Cut to The Chase Film Festival guidelines.

Submit your movie and be a part of this up and coming Mid Atlantic Film Festival. We might be young, but we are fun and exciting. Kick off the event at our Premiere party. Meet other filmmakers, enjoy local food and drink. If you make the cut your film will be screened by our panel of judges from the film community and the audience. Prize money and trophies will be awarded. Wrap Party to follow. Fan Fave will be awarded on Sunday afternoon. All films will be screened at the Historic Shepherdstown Opera House, home of the first taking movies in WV. Owned and operated by the 2014 WV Filmmaker of the Year, Lawrence Cumbo.

Our rules are simple. 8 minutes or less, including title and credits. Must include the Key Element* “Bridge.” Shoot on any device and download here. No worries all rules are listed in big letters, no fine print. Remember, Its all about the story, your story!

* The Key Element is used as a time stamp to indicated that your film has been made for this years festival. So don’t get hung up on making a film about bridges. As a matter of fact think about all of the possibilities. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. Who’s interested in a game of bridge. A bridge is a building block of a musical composition. Use an image, say the word, its that easy.


Producers Bill Veldran and Natoma Reed-Vargason.
Taken by Benita Keller for “Cut to the Chase Film Festival.” All rights reserved.