The Folkway is excited to announce The Folkway Film Festival! We’re partnering with Cathedral Cafe and Southside Junction Tap House to celebrate stories told the folk way by showcasing creative and innovative films across the Appalachian region.
This festival is the ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives. This Film Festival, among others in West Virginia, is a platform for cultural exchange and dialogue, a large number of the films are presented in person by the filmmakers in Appalachia. This can help local filmmakers exhibit their films and enrich the community's perspectives on Appalachian culture!
Documentary Short is a nonfiction film under 30 minutes focusing on real events, characters, topics, or ideas, primarily for the purpose of educating the audience, reflecting reality, and above all, entertaining.
Avant-Garde is an experimental film focusing on new or unique ideas, feelings or emotions and often do not follow a narrative.
Narrative Short is a fictional film under 30 minutes based on fictional events, characters, topics or ideas for the purpose of entertaining the audience. Narrative films may also be based on true events but depicted in a fictional manner.