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Push! Film Festival
PUSH! Film Festival has released its film and workshop lineup for the 2019 festival, held at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Historic Downtown Bristol! Now in its 5th year, PUSH! has a variety of films and related programs planned for Saturday, October 12, 2019, including screenings of juried short films focused on Tennessee and Virginia, two curated feature films, an awards ceremony and reception, and an educational and fun hands-on workshop.
The Programming Committee reviewed over 50 films submitted in order to select a diverse and thought-provoking lineup of short films. All of the shorts were either made in Virginia or Tennessee or made by a filmmaker from one of those states. These will be screened from 3:00 to 6:00pm. There will also be two feature films screened at the festival: Blaze, inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, and Labyrinth, the 1986 cult classic featuring David Bowie as the Goblin King.
This year’s PUSH! workshop – InstaFilm Bristol – is sure to be a favorite. Led by Josh Mancuso, InstaFilm Bristol is a 4-hour crash course and film competition with films produced solely through Instagram Stories. This event will be held on October 12 from 11:00am to 3:00pm; it is free and open to the public (ages 13+) with an optional lunch available for $5.
Festival passes are $25 and give festivalgoers entry to the short film screenings, Blaze, and the awards ceremony and reception. To see the full lineup, the schedule of events on October 12, and to buy your tickets, visit www.pushfilmfest.com. You can also purchase tickets at the Believe in Bristol office at 20 6th Street, Bristol, Tennessee. Please check out the festival’s online store at www.pushfilmfest.com for cool festival merchandise.
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. The film screenings, workshop, awards ceremony, and reception will all be held at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
Special thank you to the Tennessee Entertainment Commission and Virginia Film Office for continued support of PUSH! Film Festival.
About PUSH! Film Festival
PUSH! Film Festival, held in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA, hosts a variety of curated movies, workshops and presentations about film, along with screenings of juried shorts, features, and films focused on Tennessee and Virginia.