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2nd Annual Mid Tenn Film Fest

The 2nd Annual Mid Tenn Film Fest, which is slated to take place June 15-16, 2018 at the Smyrna Malco Cinema with additional events held in Smyrna’s historic Depot District, has announced its Official Selections. The festival will screen films in three categories: Feature Films, Short Films, and Documentaries. Official Selections include:

Features
Sgt Stubby: An American Hero
Summer of ’67
The Doctor’s Case
Ultra Low

Shorts
A Pinprick of Light
Big and Tall
Checkpoint
Constance (The Symphony of Kisses)
Dandelion
Dear Mr. Eldridge
Disturbance Call
Dr. Chevalier’s Lie
For Clara
Inseparable
Love Departure
Mariposas
Millennials Anonymous
Once Upon a Dream
Popcorn & Chocolate
Stay Woke
Tapferkeit
Te Makutu, The Curse
Tender Vow
The Inescapable Arrival of Lazlo Petushki
The Jar
The Puppeteer
We Can’t Die
When Fools Fall in Love

Documentaries
Joshua Messick: Hammered Dulcimer
JPAC: A Hero’s Mission
Los Mambises
School Me!
Writing My Own Happy Ending
Your Kingdom Come

“With submissions coming in from talented filmmakers in the Middle Tennessee region, across the United States and around the world, the challenge of selection was intense,” says festival co-director Nathan Owen. “There were many worthy films submitted that we were not able to include in this year’s festival. We hope to expand the festival in coming years so we can showcase even more of these amazingly creative filmmakers.”

A young festival, Mid Tenn Film Fest was birthed following a conversation between Owen, the festival’s co-director Mike Parker and Carpe Artista’s founder, Ron Alley, regarding ways of encouraging, facilitating, and celebrating the arts community in Smyrna, Rutherford County and the Greater Middle Tennessee region. Owen and Parker had recently completed production on their independent feature film, The Trouble With Rain, and Alley suggested launching a film festival as the next logical step.

“We loved the idea of joining forces with the Depot District Arts Fest to celebrate the emergence of the historic Depot District as a family-friendly place where people can experience the arts in an encouraging, inviting atmosphere,” said festival co-founder Mike Parker. “Smyrna is such a welcoming place for creative artists. We want to invite the community of Smyrna and the surround region to come out and experience independent filmmaking and filmmakers.”

Designed to support and operate in conjunction with Smyrna’s Depot District Arts Fest, the 2nd Annual Mid Tenn Film Fest is being coordinated with the Arts Commission of Smyrna, Carpe Artista, and Malco Cinemas with the goal of establishing Middle Tennessee in general and Smyrna, Tennessee in particular, as a hub for artistic and creative endeavors.

Screenings are divided into six film blocks of approximately 2 1/2 hours each. All screening will be held at the Smyrna Malco Cinema, located at 100 Movie Row in Smyrna, Tennessee, with a special Filmmakers’ lunch and panel discussion to be held at noon on Saturday, June 16 at the Carpe Artista building located at 101 Front Street in the town’s emerging Depot District. Films designated as Official Selections were chosen by a jury of regionally-based film and entertainment professionals.

Tickets are available online at midtennfilmfest.com/tickets. Film lovers can purchase single film block, single day, two-day, or all access passes which include access to the filmmakers’ luncheon & panel discussion.

The 2018 Mid Tenn Film Fest is presented with the support of Carpe Artista, Rule 14 Pictures, Owen Media Consulting, Malco Cinemas, the Arts Commission of Smyrna, and the Depot District Arts Fest.

For more information about the Mid Tenn Film Fest visit:
midtennfilmfest.com