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Filmmakers Attending PUSH! Film Festival, Producers Party

October 19, 2016

Filmmakers will make their way into Historic Downtown Bristol VA/TN over the October 21 – 23 weekend to attend PUSH! Film Festival.

“An estimated 40 filmmakers will be attending PUSH!, many from quite a distance such as California and Canada. The RSVPs are still rolling in to confirm the filmmaker attendance numbers. Having this many filmmakers at one time in Downtown Bristol, and the region, is great! It’s a great way for downtown in particular to show off Bristol,” said festival chair, Jessica Barnett. “In the last year Bristol has been the location for two feature films, and most recently a Geico commercial! The art of film is opening Bristol up to new audiences.”

PUSH! will also host a Producers’ Party for filmmakers; this party is also open to the public with the purchase of a ticket. The Producers’ Party will take place in Cumberland Square Park on October 22 from 6:00–8:00 PM. This ticket purchase includes food, beverages, and entertainment from Small Creatures and the Cowards Choir. The PUSH! Film Festival Awards Ceremony will also take place during this private event. Tickets are on sale for $55 per person or $100 per couple, and can be purchased through the Box Office at Believe in Bristol.

In addition, PUSH! Film Festival will host a variety of curated movies, workshops, and presentations about film, along with screenings of juried films including shorts, features, and films focused on Tennessee and Virginia over the course of the festival on October 21–23, 2016. Check out PUSH!’s online store at www.pushfilmfest.com, where filmgoers and PUSH! supporters can purchase festival passes! Tickets may also be purchased at Believe in Bristol located at 36 Moore Street, Bristol, Virginia.

Filmgoers are encouraged to purchase their tickets now, as starting Friday, October 21st, Weekend Passes price increase from $50 to $60, and 5-screening passes increase from $20 to $25!

Festival attendees should note that because seating is limited, film attendance will be based on a first-come, first-served basis at each film venue. Film venues will be The Paramount Center for the Arts, The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and The Bristol Public Library.

In addition, with PUSH! quickly approaching, there are a variety of volunteer needs during the festival. If you are interested in volunteering for PUSH!, please visit www.pushfilmfest.com. Each volunteer for PUSH! will receive two complimentary single screening tickets and a t-shirt. Underneath the ‘CONTRIBUTE’ section, you may download and complete the application. Please return the completed application via fax to Believe in Bristol, Attn: PUSH! Film Festival at (276) 644-4181 or email to ckidd@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org.