Cut To The Chase Film Festival September 14 & 15 2018

Deadline extended – August 15th!


Cut To The Chase Film Festival is a short film festival hosted In Shepherdstown, WV, a vibrant intersection of art, theater and film on the Potomac River. Our 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.

Our rules are simple. 8 minutes or less, including title and credits. Must include the Key Element* “MOON”‘ . 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.

This year’s Key Element is “Moon”  lends itself to a host of possibilities, powerful stories, including love, desire, passion, change and foul play. This year’s venue is a perfect place to showcase your film. Be a part of the magic on September 14 & 15, 2018 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.  All films will be screened at the Historic Entler Hotel in Shepherdstown, WV. For additional details about deadlines, award opportunities, and submission process visit

Click here to view the 2017 Official Selection