A! Magazine for the Arts

PUSH Film Festival in downtown Bristol

September 26, 2017

King University's Digital Media Art and Design Department teamed up with Believe in Bristol and the PUSH! Film Festival to create the event's official poster. The festival takes place in historic downtown Bristol, Oct. 20-22.

"We are excited to be a part of the PUSH! Film Festival again this year. King has been a part of the festival since its inception," said Joe Strickland, assistant professor of photography and digital media. "This will be our third year to collaborate with the festival's marketing team to create the official poster for the event. The festival poster is created by King's Sign of the George Press & Gallery. The old-fashioned letterpress is managed by the DMAD program. For the last two years, a focus for the posters has been to highlight the uniqueness of the festival - 3 days, 2 states, 1 film festival."

"Believe in Bristol and PUSH! Film Festival are very lucky to have a great partnership with the King University DMAD program," said Maggie Bishop, executive director of Believe in Bristol. "Our festival posters are each pressed in The Sign of the George Press; we use DMAD students as volunteers for the festival, both prior to and during festival weekend; and have been able to create amazing festival way finding through the department. The ability to use these DMAD resources has been crucial to the success of our now third year film festival."

"Two years ago, King alumna, Tessa Klingensmith ('16), had a film accepted and screened during the festival," said Strickland. "Bristol can be a great place for not only a film festival but for filmmakers. The filmmakers PUSH! has entertained over the past couple of years have seen the potential for Bristol."