Festival Premiere Party Historic Entler Hotel, Shepherdtown, WV 7:00 – 10:00 PM Tickets $20 each
Ready for a little moondust and magic? Kick off the film festival at our Premiere party on Friday September 14th from 7-10pm. Meet the filmmakers! Enjoy the music of Don Oehser and Todd Coyle! Treat yourself to wonderful local food and drink! Our celestial celebration’s Key Element is ‘Moon’, which leads to a host of exciting possibilities. You’ll find powerful stories of love, desire, passion, change, foul play, transformation and villainy which have inspired us to create a multi-dimensional event embracing lunar-inspired folly. Explore your own inner depths with Tarot card readings, be whirled away by the enchantment of dance and poetry readings. Join us in the opening room to create and receive growth and abundance during our Moon Blessing.
An exhibit of local paintings and photographs capture the mystique and majesty of the moon.
We will be accepting donation of can and packaged food for the Jefferson County Food Bank in honor of the “Harvest Moon”
Saturday – September 15, 2018
Historic Entler Hotel
Finals/Judging/Award Ceremonies 7:00 PM
Tickets $10 each
The 2018 Cut to the Chase Film Festival is beginning its 6th season with a series of metamorphosis. This year’s Key Element “Moon” inspires us to add a variety of theatrical components to create a multidimensional experience for our attendees. As an instigator of fun & merriment, Soolah Hoops will be performing before the screening. She brings joy and a sense of play to the community through her love of sharing her hoops with everyone. Be prepared to witness strange feats and unusual abilities of Dai Andrews four time Official Guinness World record holder for Sword Swallowing. Enjoy an exhibit of local paintings and photographs capture the mystique and majesty of the moon will also be on display. We will also be accepting donation of can and packaged food for the Jefferson County Food Bank in honor of the “Harvest Moon”
This year’s sole screening will be held at the Shepherdstown Train Station on Saturday evening. The films selected for our official reel will be showcased for our audience and for consideration by our panel of judges: Emmy-nominated film makers, Justin Litton and Peter Greenbaum; and Professor Joan Bontempo, of Hagerstown Community College. Immediately following the screening, the judges will select the winner of our “Best Film” award. While the judges deliberate, audience ballots will be collected and tallied to determine the winner of this year’s “Fan Fave” award. The winners will be announced and the celebrations begin with photo ops and our wrap party.