About Boone Film Festival

Our High Country outdoor community is large, healthy, and vibrant.  A few Boone locals decided it’s high time that we create an opportunity to celebrate the stories of adventure, environment, and culture found in the Appalachian Region. The Second Boone Film Festival will take place during the last weekend in September.  On Thursday, September 28, 2017 we will screen the Youth category films at Watauga High School’s Ross Auditorium.  At Appalachian State University’s Schaefer Center on Saturday, September 30, 2017 we will have a matinee screening of the Culture & Environment genres, and in the evening we will screen the Adventure genre films and have the Awards ceremony.  Details including ticket sales, additional events, show times, etc will be forthcoming.

Have some great footage that you are excited to edit? Ready to get serious about shooting new footage? Have an interesting story to tell? Get some friends together and make some magic!

Tune in to our Facebook page for updates, information, and notes of interest!

There are three categories of film to be judged:  

  • Appalachian Culture
  • Appalachian Adventure
  • Appalachian Environment


  • Best In Show Appalachian Region Film, $1,500 cash prize
  • Best Culture Film, $750 cash prize
  • Best Adventure Film, $750 cash prize
  • Best Environment Film, $750 cash prize
  • Best Youth Film Submission, $750 cash prize


See the FAQ and Rules and Regs pages for details on submissions.

The Boone Film Festival is now accepting submissions. The last deadline for submissions is Friday June 30, 2017 (5:00 pm EST).