The West Virginia International Film Festival

movieThe Film festival is held twice a year at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater, every spring and fall. The festival features top caliber films from the United States and around the world. Films of various genres are presented in the festival, ranging from comedy to drama and science fiction to documentaries.

Some of the films included in last year’s festival are Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (France) directed by Julian Schnabel, Se, Jie (Taiwan/China/USA) directed by Ang Lee, 4 Luni, 3 Sapatamani si 2 Zile (Romania) directed by Cristian Mungiu, Persepolis (France) directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi, Up the Yangtze (Canada) directed by Yung Chang, Mongol (Kazakhstan) directed by Sergei Bodrov, and Encounters at the End of the world (USA) directed by Werner Herzog.

In between the two seasonal festivals, there is also the Splice it up, which features films on certain weekends of the month. In January 2009, the feature films were Frozen River by Courtney Hunt, Appaloosa by Ed Harris, Happy go Lucky by Mike Leigh and Elegy by Isabel Coixet.

Admission fee is $8 per film ($5 for matinees before 6pm). West Virginia State University students get a free pass, while students from other schools are charged $4 per film.

WVSU Capitol Center Theater
123 Summers Street, Charleston
Phone: 304-342-6522
Website: www.wviff.org