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2016 Official Selection


Cut To The Chase Film Festival has just wrapped up the first round of the selection process and we are very excited to announce the “Official Selection” for this year’ screening on September 17th & 18th. This year our audience will have the pleasure of viewing 13 short films including animation, suspense, comedy, drama and documentaries. Movies will be screened from local, regional and nation filmmakers. It is with great delight that we present the Official Selection of films to be showcased at this year’s event.

“The Existential Zombie” by Susan Whigham
“Dead Pan” by Gracie May
“Far Away to Ambon” by Andrea Esty
“Water, Water Everywhere by Austin Susman
“Rain” by Beth Burkhardt
“The Flint 65” by J.J McQueen
“The Murder Upstairs” by Jackson Heath
“Should I” by Keith Sarich
“State Inspection” by David Smith
“Gina’s Good Farm” by Jennifer Wong
“Ghost Boys” by Bruce Gaber
“Danske’s Flower Friends” by Jim Surkamp
“White Ceiling” by Derek Thomas

2015 Film Festival – Archive Post

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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
“Clockwork”

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.

2015 Official Selection

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Cut To The Chase Film Festival is celebrating its third edition on September 18, 19, & 20th. This year our audience will have the pleasure of viewing 11 short films including animation, suspense, comedy, drama and documentaries. Movies will be screened from local, regional and international filmmakers. It is with great delight that we present the Official Selection of films to be showcased at this year’s event.

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
“Clockwork”

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.

 

 

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.