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Short Film & Video Festival

Arts & Education at the Hoyt has teamed up with Slippery Rock University to host the first annual Short Film & Video Festival at Arts on the Riverwalk! Located at the historic Warner Film Center in downtown New Castle, the Short Film & Video Festival strives to connect the traditions of film with the medium's continuing evolution. We seek a varied representation of artistic visions and methods of production employed by time-based artists and filmmakers. The juried exhibition will consider all genres in junior (ages 3-17) and adult (age 18+) categories.

Submission deadline: June 23

Entry Fee: Junior (ages 13-17) $15Adult (ages 18+) $25

Submission Format: mp4

Awards: Junior (ages 13-17) 1st - $100, 2nd - $75, 3rd -  $50
             Adult (ages 18+) 1st - $250, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $100

Eligibility: 250 mile radius of New Castle, PA. Work completed in last three years (no earlier than January 1, 2014). No longer than 20 minutes.

Include with submissions:

  • Check/Money Order made out to: Arts & Education at the Hoyt
  • Completed Entry Form
  • Artist's Statement/Synopsis of Work
  • Film/Video Submission in mp4 format on USB flash drive
  • Film/Video still in JPEG format
  • SASE for return of USB flash drive (if desired)


Please keep in mind that Arts on the Riverwalk is a family friendly event. Entries are expected to respect all standards of public decency. Entries containing nudity and explicit language may be disqualified. For more information, contact Jon Shumway at jon.shumway@sru.edu.

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