Tennessee Film Nights was started by the faculty & students at East Tennessee State University's Media & Communication Department as a way to show locally made films and showcase local talent. We partnered with the awesome Atlantic Alehouse to present a regular mini-series of three evenings of screenings each fall and spring. Though our initial screenings presented only the work of films made in our immediate region, we are looking forward to inviting filmmakers from across our fine state to show their work at the Atlantic Alehouse's awesome outdoor beer garden.

Screenings will take place for three consecutive Tuesday evenings in spring 2022 at the Atlantic Alehouse in Johnson City, Tennessee:
March 28 @ 8pm. Atlantic Alehouse. 111 McClure Street. Johnson City, TN.
April 4 @ 8pm. Atlantic Alehouse. 111 McClure Street. Johnson City, TN.
April 11 @ 8pm. Atlantic Alehouse. 111 McClure Street. Johnson City, TN.

Venue is outdoors, so in case of inclement weather, screening will be rescheduled.

Best Short Film (Audience Award)

Any filmmaker in the state of Tennessee is eligible to submit their short film (narrative, doc, or experimental). The cost is $15 USD to submit.

Any film made in Northeast Tennessee may be submitted for free.
Any films made by ETSU Media & Communication Graduates may be submitted for free.

Overall Rating
  • I-Bing Fu

    Thank you so much for selecting our film, “Baseball with Dad”, for the 2023 Tennessee Film Nights! It was great to be able to showcase our work in Johnson City, TN and we would certainly participate again.

    April 2023
  • Great film festival and good exposure for upcoming film makers.

    July 2022
  • Tennessee Film Nights is a great way to connect with local filmmakers and show off your work! The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. The talent that comes through is wonderful and the creators themselves are a joy to be around! I have had the privilege to show some of my work and always love hearing feedback and answering questions after the screenings. If you are local to the area or even passing through make sure to check out the screenings and submit your work!

    April 2022