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Festival goers watch film during the PUSH Film Festival

Festival goers watch film during the PUSH Film Festival

PUSH! Film Festival Lineup Revealed, Workshop Announced, Tickets on Sale

October 8, 2019

Bristol, TN/VA – PUSH! Film Festival has released its film and workshop lineup for the 2019 festival, held at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in historic downtown Bristol. Now in its fifth year, PUSH! has a variety of films and related programs planned for Saturday, Oct. 12, including screenings of juried short films focused on Tennessee and Virginia, two curated feature films, an awards ceremony and reception, and an educational and fun hands-on workshop.

The programming committee reviewed more than 50 films submitted in order to select a diverse and thought-provoking lineup of short films. All of the shorts were either made in Virginia or Tennessee or made by a filmmaker from one of those states. These will be screened from 3-6 p.m. There will also be two feature films screened at the festival: “Blaze," inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, and “Labyrinth," the 1986 cult classic featuring David Bowie as the Goblin King.

This year’s PUSH! workshop – InstaFilm Bristol – is sure to be a favorite. Led by Josh Mancuso, InstaFilm Bristol is a four-hour crash course and film competition with films produced solely through Instagram Stories. This event is held Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; it is free and open to the public (ages 13+) with an optional lunch available for $5.

Festival passes are $25 and give festival goers entry to the short film screenings, “Blaze," and the awards ceremony and reception. To see the full lineup, the schedule of events and to buy tickets, visit www.pushfilmfest.com. You can also purchase tickets at the Believe in Bristol office at 20 6th Street, Bristol, Tennessee.

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. The film screenings, workshop, awards ceremony, and reception will all be held at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.