Twenty short films will premiere at the 2012 West Virginia State University Student Film and Video Festival at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Davis Fine Arts Theater on the school's Institute campus.
The festival will feature works from both WVSU students and area high school students, according to Film Festival Coordinator Sam Holdren.
"I'm very pleased to see so many students take part in our artistic experiment, expressing themselves creatively in many different ways," Holdren said.
The Film Festival will begin at 4 p.m. with the viewing of films submitted by area high school students. Undergraduate submissions will screen beginning at 5:10 p.m., while submissions from graduate students will begin screening at 6:40 p.m.
Films will be evaluated by a panel of judges and awards will be given in the high school and undergraduate categories at the conclusion of the evening. Graduate student films are screening out of competition.
Winning films will receive a plaque and prize money.
Films are limited to 10 minutes in length for the high school category, 15 minutes for the undergraduate category and 20 minutes for the graduate category. The content of the movies is equivalent to, or under, that of a PG-13 rating.
The Film Festival is sponsored by WVSU's Department of Communications and Media Studies. Admission is free.