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PUSH! Film Festival Lineup Available, Workshops Announced

September 28, 2016

PUSH! Film Festival has released its film and workshop lineup for the 2016 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 21–23, 2016.

In its second year, PUSH! Film Festival received 190 film submissions for the juried film competition, which represented 29 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 10 feature length films, as well as several short film blocks. “There’s something for everyone,” said Programming Committee Chair, Rusty Sheridan. “The process to vet the films was difficult, because every submission to PUSH! was great! 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 are “Fare,” Winding Stream,” “Effervescence,” 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:

  • Hearing Image, Seeing Sound: Ruminations on Music Video History and DIY Practice, by Josh Yates
  • Introduction to Filmmaking, by Jordan Ellis
  • Comedy Improv Podcasting, by Ryan Renfro
  • Documentary Production, by Shara Lange
  • Screenwriting, by William S. Davis

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 36 Moore Street, Bristol, Virginia.

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. You can also bring your completed application by the office at 36 Moore Street.

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 Christina Blevins or Maggie Bishop at 276-644-9700, pushfilmfest@believeinbristol.org.