#Blair 100 Labor Film Festival

06 Apr
Labor Film Festival planned for #Blair100

A one-day film festival will be held at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center at Marshall University in Huntington, WV on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021, where selected films in each category will be screened as part of the Battle of Blair Mountain Centennial event-series. Films will also be screened online for those who cannot be present at the event.
This labor-focused film festival aims to showcase films from Central Appalachia that highlight the struggles, successes, and daily lives of workers. Some themes or topics could be efforts to unionize, organizing for better living conditions, social justice, civil rights, wages & the company store, and many more. 

The Labor Film Festival is open to all High School/HomeSchool/Un-School students, College/University/Trade & Vocational students, and local filmmakers in Central Appalachia. Submissions are free. The deadline for entries is August 12th, 2021. Films can be documentary, fictional narrative, experimental, animation, or other but MUST be under 15 minutes. Overall, your film MUST creatively engage with labor – historically or in our contemporary moment. 

This film festival is made possible by Marshall University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications and Video Production Program in the College of Arts and Media, and is being presented as part of the Battle of Blair Mountain Centennial Events in partnership with the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum.

You can read more details about the event and learn how to submit a film here

Admission to the labor festival is free. Help us spread the word about this event! Find the event on Facebook and on the #Blair100 website

Additional planning for Centennial events are underway. Check out our recent schedule of events release here, and stay up to date by regularly checking or“liking” our Facebook page

Festival Lead Organizer: Tijah Bumgarner,

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