Montreat Film Festival

Montreat College will host its sixth annual film festival on Thursday, April 25, in Graham Chapel. The event gives aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to put their talents on display in a competitive showcase.

The college is currently accepting film submissions from local creatives with a deadline of April 21. This year’s theme is “Renewal,” and is open to wide interpretive latitude. A panel of judges will select first, second, and third place films, with a cash prize going to the winner. The student-driven event has grown in popularity over several years, attracting entries from as far as Florida and Virginia Beach as well as Western Carolina. Submissions should be 3-15 minutes in length. Dramas, comedies, documentaries, and music videos are all welcome. Send films in mp4 format to For more information and to view last year’s winners, go to

This event is free and open to the public.

Montreat College is an independent, Christ-centered, liberal arts institution that educates students through intellectual inquiry, spiritual formation, and preparation for calling and career. Founded in 1916, the school’s motto is Esse Quam Videri, or ‘To Be and Not to Seem.’ The college has 27 majors, including Communication, Theatre & Performance, and Public Relations.

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