Critic, curator and someday Filmmaker Journal contributor Darren Hughes is the Inventive Director of the brand new FILM FEST KNOX, which shall be holding its inaugural version from November 9 to 12, 2023. Among the many new competition’s sections shall be an American Regional Movie Competitors part designed to focus on work produced exterior of New York and Los Angeles. From the press launch:
In response to an announcement that the Knoxville Movie Competition would not be happening after a 19-year run, Go to Knoxville will now be producing a brand new movie occasion. FILM FEST KNOX is a world movie competition in Knoxville, Tennessee, hosted by the Go to Knoxville Movie Workplace in partnership with Regal and The Public Cinema. The inaugural version of the competition shall be held November 9-12, 2023.
FILM FEST KNOX will showcase a large spectrum of movies, whereas inserting a particular emphasis on American Regional Cinema. Offered in collaboration with Regal is the extremely anticipated American Regional Movie Competitors. This distinctive showcase sheds gentle on distinctive works produced exterior the standard manufacturing facilities of Los Angeles and New York. The winner of this competitors shall be awarded an Oscar-qualifying run by Regal.
“We’re proud to associate with Regal to host the screenings for FILM FEST KNOX,” stated Kim Bumpas, President of Go to Knoxville. “The downtown Riviera location will present a premier expertise to filmmakers and attendees, attaining our targets to showcase Knoxville through the competition.”
“In partnership with Go to Knoxville and The Public Cinema, we’re excited to current a premier movie competition in Knoxville,” stated Debbie Pennie, Director of Movie – Artwork Circuit at Regal. “Together with showcasing the wonderful expertise of the filmmakers through the occasion at our downtown Riviera theatre, we’re excited to construct working relationships with the expertise whereas highlighting our lovely group.”
FILM FEST KNOX shall be a gathering spot for administrators and producers who inform tales which have a selected sense of place and a localized voice. The competition shall be a celebration of latest regional cinema and a workshop for locating new methods to advertise and distribute it.
Movie critic and curator Darren Hughes, co-founder with Paul Harrill of The Public Cinema, will lead programming as FILM FEST KNOX’s Inventive Director. “Our mission with The Public Cinema has at all times been to program the very best in up to date movie artwork that wouldn’t display in Knoxville in any other case,” stated Hughes. “FILM FEST KNOX will broaden that effort by selling bold regional cinema and by showcasing a number of vital current work and rediscoveries from all over the world.”
Along with the American Regional Cinema Competitors, FILM FEST KNOX will function a Made in Tennessee Competitors for shorts and have movies produced within the Volunteer State. The competition can even embody the Elev8or Pitch, a pitch competitors to supply additional alternatives to filmmakers in East Tennessee and past. FILM FEST KNOX will supply an array of participating occasions together with events, insightful panels, and unique personal receptions.
“FILM FEST KNOX is the proper platform to draw filmmakers in an effort to showcase Knoxville as a super vacation spot for future initiatives,” stated Curt Willis, Director of the Go to Knoxville Movie Workplace. “We’re enthusiastic about producing a high-quality occasion, that with nice companions like Regal and The Public Cinema, we are able to develop right into a premier producer-centric movie competition.”
Submissions are actually open for the American Regional Movie Competitors and the Made in Tennessee Competitors at filmfreeway.com/filmfestknox. There is no such thing as a submission payment. The submission deadline is August 15.
Extra particulars on FILM FEST KNOX shall be supplied all through 2023 at FILMFESTKNOX.com. Tickets will go on sale quickly.