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Local Student Short Film Competition added to the Unreal Film Festival

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Jim Weter, founder of the Unreal Film Festival, announces a new category in the the 2014 film competition. This year, the category of "Local Student Short Film Competition" will be added to the Memphis based festival. In a statement Jim explains the new category and the festival.

"The Unreal Film Festival, an annual horror/sci-fi/fantasy film festival held in September in Memphis, TN, announces the addition of a new category to the festival: the Local Student Short Film Competition. The new category is open to high school and college students from Memphis and the Tri-State area, with the winning and selected films screened at the film festival in September.

The entry season for the Unreal Film Festival runs from January 1st until June 15th, 2014 and entry fees into the film festival vary according to the date a film is submitted. A special award will be presented to the winning student short film. The Local Student Short category was started to give local students an outlet to exhibit their work and to allow Memphians to view the works of the up and coming filmmakers in our city.

The Unreal Film Festival accepts both direct entries via our website at and via The official selection of the 2014 festival will be announced on August 1st. For more information, please contact Jim Weter (901) 338-4335 or"

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