The 100 Words Film Festival concept ensures a festival of world premieres, taps into a cultural craze for short films, and helps democratize filmmaking with a format that is financially accessible for nearly everyone.

Since our first festival in 2014, we’ve screened more than 130 films from professional and student filmmakers from across the country and around the world. These films appeal to all types of filmmakers and audiences–from documentary, to narrative, to student films.

The 2018 Festival will be held October 14th at the renowned Ted Rogers Cinema, in Toronto, Canada. Join us!


"This festival provides a unique answer to our short-attention-span culture."

Meet some of the people who make the 100W Film Festival go

Our 2017 Board of Directors
Scott Galloway

Scott Galloway

Director, Writer, Producer

Married. Three children. Loves red wine and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption

Eric Davis

Eric Davis

Producer/Writer

Married. Two Sons. Loves the Florida Gators, Rush, and Banana Pudding.

Favorite Movie: Midnight Run

Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas

Editor, Digital Media Designer

Married. Two Cats.

Favorite Movie: Star Wars

Joe Cornelius

Joe Cornelius

Assistant Professor of Media Production at Queens University of Charlotte

Enjoys shooting large-format photography and collecting coins.

Favorite Movie: About Time


Marty Kelso

Marty Kelso

Partner/Creative Director, Kelso Communications

Married, two kids. Loves hiking and traveling.

Favorite movie: Chinatown

Laurie Smithwick

Laurie Smithwick

Artist, Designer, Teacher, Speaker, Idea Person

Loves french fries; hates cilantro. ENFP. Snowboarder. Mom of twins.

Favorite Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird

Jim Mitchem

Jim Mitchem

Writer, Branding and Marketing, Out of the Ether

Married. Two daughters. Loves dogs and baseball.

Favorite Movie: Unforgiven

Emily McCallister

Emily McCallister

Programming + Operations - Project Manager, Carolina Theatre, Foundation for the Carolinas

Easily sunburnt, lover of salt. Two kids, one husband, and a Chester Copperpot.

Favorite movie - Amélie


Keith Hornbeck

Keith A. Hornbeck

Vice President Information Technologies at Wells Fargo

Wife and two daughters. Enjoys college football, playing tennis and hiking our national parks.

Favorite Movie - One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Jay Reitzes

Jay Reitzes

President & Owner of Reitzes Consulting, Inc.

Enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, disc golf, live music, festivals and sporting events.

Favorite Movie: The Godfather

Chuck Bludsworth

Chuck Bludsworth

Filmmaker, Designer, Photographer

Married to actress and playwright, Tonya Bludsworth; Dogfather to Bogart, the chocolate Labrador; loves to scuba dive.

Favorite movie: Amélie

 

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