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PUSH! Film Festival Accepting Submissions for Fifth Year Festival

June 17, 2019

PUSH! Film Festival, hosted by Believe in Bristol, is currently accepting film submissions. This year marks the 5th year of PUSH!, and after seeing the interest and excitement over the Tennessee and Virginia films grow each year, the festival has decided to focus in on those films over one fantastic day: Saturday, October 12, 2019.

The PUSH! planning committee is putting a call out for Tennessee and Virginia shorts – these films must be shot (in part or in whole) in either state, or made by a filmmaker whose hometown or current residence is in either state. PUSH! is also calling for features, with no restrictions on origin. Through juried competition, shorts from both states, along with one feature, will be chosen to be screened at the festival.

“The film festival committee is looking forward on honing in on what has exhibited the most interest from our previous four years of the festival,” says Maggie Bishop, Executive Director for Believe in Bristol. “Our filmmakers and audiences have loved the rivalry between the two states as well as seeing the incredible films that showcase the talent, history, and beauty of our region.”

Held at the Smithsonian-affiliated Birthplace of Country Music Museum, PUSH! will offer workshop and networking opportunities and a chance for filmmakers to participate in Q&As with the audience, in addition to the film screenings.

PUSH! is currently accepting film submissions for the October festival. Please visitwww.pushfilmfest.comto make your submission by the deadline of July 15.

PUSH! Film Festival is also looking for contributors. For more information about contributing to PUSH! Film Festival, please visit,or contact Maggie Bishop at 423-573-2201,