Montreat Film Festival

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The Montreat Film Festival is an annual event featuring original short films by local filmmakers, followed by a  reception. The 2017 edition of this event will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 in Gaither Hall.

The Montreat Film Festival will be accepting submissions through Monday, April 17.

Submission Gudilines:

  • This year’s topic is “Growth,” and the festival is looking to highlight stories that honestly express and explore the human condition through the power of visual story.
  • Films must be 3 -15 minutes in length.
  • Drama and comedy are equally valued.
  • Festival judges will place special value on the ultimate spiritual truths.
  • Gratuitous violence and obscenity should be avoided.

Digital Submissions must be in the .mp4 or .mov format, and should be sent to Dr. Joe Martin at


  • The top ten 10 films will be chosen for screening at the festival on April 20.
  • Prizes for first, second, and third place.

View 2017 Film Festival brochure