CinemaSlice is presenting an evening celebrating Independent Cinema and great beer at WiseAcre Brewery in Memphis, TN-- and this time around, we're adding a TWIST!!

Celebrate the holidays with a collection of short films-- from a variety of genres-- with the first ever SUDS & CINEMA: Holiday Party!

This multi-genre film celebration is searching for short films of year-end holiday themes -- that can be enjoyed beside a beer or three!

WHAT: A celebration of HOLIDAY short films-- and craft beer! CinemaSlice is hosting a series of short film showcase at WiseAcre Brewery in Memphis, TN-- a combination of amazing craft beers and finely crafted independent films! As supporters of independent cinema, and craft beer connoisseurs-- this festival is the perfect marriage of our 2 loves!

WHEN: Suds & Cinema events will be held on Sat, Dec 7th from 7-9pm

WHERE: WiseAcre Brewery
2783 Broad Ave.
Memphis, TN 38112

WHY: CinemaSlice loves craft beer, and supports independent cinema! What a great marriage! CinemaSlice curates great short films to showcase to the public at these FREE event! And what better way to ring in the holiday season than a film festival!?

CinemaSlice will be awarding trophies for:
Best Film Award
Viewers Choice Award

Ugliest Sweater
Best CinemaSlice X-mas ornament

Rules & Terms
MICROFILMS should be 15-90 seconds in length.

Short Films should be 1 - 15 mins in length.

Who Can Submit a Film?
Any US Filmmaker. The submitter must be over 18 yrs old.

The person submitting the film must have had a major creative role in the production of the film/video.

What Kinds of Film Are we Looking For?
Comedy! Action! Horror! ETC! As long as the film is holiday themed (Christmas, Kwanza, Ramadan, Hanukkah, New Years, Festivus, etc) and are fun to watch!

Is there a limit to the amount on entry's?
We are accepting up to 2 entry's per person.

Other Film Restrictions?
Microfilms must be less than 90 seconds, and short films must be less than 15 mins in length. (Some exceptions may be considered)

Is this an All Ages event?
This contest is for 18+ only. And is held at a tap house/pub.

Your entry fee will help cover the cost of operations, including: jury, staffing, promotional materials, etc.

Is my film disqualified if it's been posted on YOUTUBE or some other form of social media?
Please submit your movie! However if you do submit a movie that is on some form of social media, we do ask that you remove it from the public domain and take your film "dark" as soon as your film is submitted. The reason for this is to build anticipation and excitement for your film's premiere at our festival.


1 . I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

2 . To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;

3 . This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;

4 . I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival;

5 . I hold CinemaSlice harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film;

6 . I hold CinemaSlice, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

7 . I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

8 . I give permission for CinemaSlice to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes

9 . I give permission for CinemaSlice to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival presentations, programs, and/or events.

10. FIlm may be formatted due to screening size, length, or other restrictions.


There is NO 'Film Made By' date. Please feel free to submit your early work as well as your current.

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT pay screening fees. If any screening fee is requested by filmmaker(s), the associated film will be disqualified.

Overall Rating
  • Loved it. Geechee One Films was delighted to be selected to have our film A GEECHEE CHRISTMAS selected for this awesome festival. They included our film in their promo and it promoted the event well.

    December 2019
  • Nic and the team at Suds & Cinema are class acts and really understanding & passionate for the indie filmmaker! I just checked their website which offers reviews on the films they help promote and it's really unique and in depth! Youtube video speaks greatly for this team:

    December 2019
  • Chad Janusch

    It was an honor to screen at Suds and Cinema! The perfect venue for a film festival!

    June 2019
  • Meka Butler

    Although I couldn't attend the Memphis event, I thought everything went well. They were excellent in terms of contacting me and keeping me updated, they gave my film a fair cinema review that can be found on their website (along with other reviews). They did very good job with social media marketing - having live FB updates, videos on Instagram and on their website. I would definitely send more films to them in the future and tell other filmmakers about them.

    May 2019
  • Jeffrey Madzia

    Although I was unable to attend, the Festival was very excited to show my short film. The communication was excellent, and the programmers were quick to respond to questions I had. I will submit again, and look forward to attending.

    May 2019