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PUSH! Film Festival Has New Dates and Website; Currently Accepting Submissions

May 16, 2016

For Immediate Release

For additional information, contact:
Maggie Bishop, Associate Director
Believe in Bristol
pushfilm@believeinbristol.org
276-644-9700

PUSH! Film Festival Has New Dates and Website; Currently Accepting Submissions

Bristol, VA/TN (May 16, 2016) – PUSH! Film Festival has set new dates, unveiled a new website, and is currently accepting film submissions. PUSH! Film Festival’s committees have been working hard since the inaugural festival ended in June 2015 to make the 2016 festival a follow-up success. With the months of planning came the idea of moving the festival weekend to October 21–23, 2016.

“When our Lead Committee discussed the idea of moving PUSH! from June to October, we revisited our mission and our goal for PUSH! to be a filmmakers’ festival,” said Festival Chair, Jessica Barnett. “Changing the festival’s timing to October provided a longer lead time for filmmakers to submit their films, and it also makes it easier for college and university students to attend. We really want to foster the talents of our local student filmmakers – by giving them an opportunity to showcase their work, meet other professional filmmakers, and attend an established film festival in their local community, we hope that they will be inspired and motivated to keep telling their stories through film.”

Another change the festival is excited to share is their new website,www.pushfilmfest.com.Camellia Digital worked with PUSH!’s Marketing Committee to design a new website that would reflect PUSH!’s brand, but also be filmmaker and audience friendly.

“We are so happy with our new website design! We cannot thank Camellia Digital enough for their help and hard work on this project. They have done a phenomenal job – they were great to work with, and we look forward to working with them on future projects,” said Briana Morris, PUSH!’s Marketing Chair.

PUSH! is currently accepting film submissions for the October festival. Please visitwww.pushfilmfest.comto make your submission by the deadline of June 5.

PUSH! Film Festival is also looking for contributors. For more information about contributing to PUSH! Film Festival, please visitwww.pushfilmfest.com, or contact Christina Blevins or Maggie Bishop at 276-644-9700, pushfilm@believeinbristol.org.

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.

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