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Waynesboro Cultural Commission announces 2014 Short Film Competition


The Waynesboro Short Film Competition, created by the Waynesboro Cultural Commission, is open to residents of Virginia and the contiguous states of West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina in two age categories: Youth 20 and under and Adults 21+.

waynesboro2editsYour submission should be no longer than 16 minutes in length (including credits).  All genres of short film are welcomed. Enter your short film to win cash prizes and a chance to have your film screened with other finalists in Waynesboro, Virginia.

Entries with a completed registration form and $10 registration fee MUST be received by the Waynesboro Cultural Commission by 5pm, April 4, 2014 or postmarked by that date.  Finalists will be selected from the submissions and screened on May 3, 2014 (finalists will be notified of the screening details).  Winners in each age category will be announced at the screening. There will also be an audience choice award.

See below for the 2014 Waynesboro Short Film Competition Registration Form and Call For Entries:



My film is over 16 minutes in length, will it qualify for submission? No.  The rules of the competition state that all qualified short film entries should be no longer than 16 minutes in length.

When is the competition deadline?   Entries with a completed registration form and the $10 entry fee MUST be received by the Waynesboro Cultural Commission by 5pm, April 4, 2014 or postmarked by that date.

I reside in a state other than Virginia, can I submit my short film? The 2014 competition is only open to residents of Virginia and the contiguous states of West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tenneessee, and North Carolina and students attending schools in these states.

If I submit my short film to the competition, will I still own the rights to my film? Yes. Submitting your short film to the 2014 Waynesboro Short Film Competition has no effect on your copyright(s).

Can I hand deliver my submission? Yes.  You can hand deliver your complete entry to the address shown on the registration form during normal business hours (T-F, 9-5).

What are the cash prizes? Cash Prizes of $250 will be awarded in each age category, Youth (20 and under) and Adults (21+).  There is also an audience choice cash prize of $100.


2012 Winner: Matt Clegg

The winners of the second annual Waynesboro Short Film Festival, sponsored by the Waynesboro Cultural Commission were announced Saturday, May 5th at The Gateway in Waynesboro. The festival was created to support and showcase independent Virginia filmmakers within the short film genre.

A review panel selected the thirteen finalist films from twenty-seven entries. From these thirteen films, a special judge, Erica Arvold, of Erica Arvold Casting, selected one grand prize winner in each category and those winners were announced at the festival. One audience choice award winner was also selected by ballot during the festival.

The grand prize winner in the Adult category was The Bard by Matt Clegg (Richmond); the grand prize winner in the Youth category was Dreamt by Paul Hairston (Harrisonburg), while the audience choice award winning film was Let It Begin Here by Kevin R. Hershberger (Henrico).  Detailed information about all the finalist films can be found at:



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