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2013 Winner – Archive Post

2013 Winner


Best Film and People’s Choice Award
The Letter: 100 Words From Home
Film Maker – Claiborne Lashley
The films depicts the reading of a letter from home to a soldier while progressing through the environs of several different wars, starting with the U.S. Civil War and ending with the first Gulf War in Iraq. The letter contains exactly 100 words, and serves to portray that despite the time or the uniform or the nature of the military conflict, the reason for and the existence of war generates the same hardships and sentiments throughout time.

2015 Film Festival – Archive Post


Cut To The Chase Film Festival is celebrated its third edition on September 18, 19, & 20th 2015. This year our audience will had the pleasure of viewing 11 short films including animation, suspense, comedy, drama and documentaries. Movies where screened from local, regional and international filmmakers.  Our Official Selection of films showcased at the event where;

Andrew Chambers, Animation, Sydney, Australia
‘The Detectives of Noir Town’

 Katherine Walsh Ryan, Documentary, Shepherdstown, WV
“Rainbow Bridge”

 Andrew Broadhurst, Adventure, Martinsburg, WV
“Sleepy Creek”

Dia Griffiths, Berkley Springs, WV
“The Croquet Calamity”

David Smith, Huntington, WV
“Bridge It Up!”

 Derek Thomas, Bluemont, VA

Susan Whigham, San Francisco, CA
“Wicked Heart”

 Wesley Shrum, Baton Rouge, LA
“Light Years”

 Pierre Gaffie’, Paris, France
“20 Meters of Love in Montmartre”

Jim Surkamp, Documentary, Shepherdstown, WV
“A Bridge Destroyed”

 Giovanni Larsen, Shepherdstown, WV
“Dangerous Dudes”

This year’s selected films will be screened by our panel of judges, Catlin Renee Campbell, Sam Holdren and Kathryn Burns, whom bring the experience of being on camera and behind the camera. All films will be screened at the Historic Shepherdstown Opera House, home of the first taking movies in WV.