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PUSH! Film Festival Lineup Revealed, Workshops Announced

October 10, 2017

PUSH! Film Festival has released its film and workshop lineup for the 2017 festival! PUSH! 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 a three-day weekend on October 20-22, 2017.

In its third year, PUSH! Film Festival received over 100 film submissions for the juried film competition, which represented 13 different countries. The Programming Committee reviewed each film submitted in order to select a lineup of 117 hours worth of film to be screened over the three-day weekend. There will be 12 feature length films, as well as several short film blocks, including Tennessee, Virginia, International, and Student films.

“There’s something for everyone,” said Programming Committee Chair, Rusty Sheridan. “This year’s submissions were the best we have received yet. The process to vet the films was difficult, because every submission to PUSH! was amazing! However, we feel like we chose the best of the best to be screened at the festival. I’m excited to see and hear the audience reaction to these films.”

A few selected films that filmgoers are sure to enjoy include “Strange Tales from Appalachia,” “Forgive, Don’t Forget,” “The Breaks: Centuries of Struggles,” and more. To see the full lineup, visit www.pushfilmfest.com.

PUSH! has also scheduled workshops throughout the weekend for filmmakers and filmgoers to attend; these workshops are free and open to the public. The workshops include:

  • Fundamentals of Production
  • Celluloid
  • Women in Film
  • Scriptwriting: Building Characters & Worlds

Check out the festival’s online store at www.pushfilmfest.com, where filmgoers and PUSH! supporters can purchase festival tickets! Tickets may also be purchased at Believe in Bristol located at 20 6thStreet Bristol, Tennessee.

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 online.

PUSH! Film Festival is looking for contributors. For more information about contributing to PUSH! Film Festival and helping to make this year’s festival an event to remember, please visit www.pushfilmfest.com, or contact Maggie Bishop at 423-573-2201, pushfilmfest@believeinbristol.org.