The first annual Model City Film Festival is August 4-6 at Taylored Venue & Events. Don't miss the great local and international films and panel discussions, tickets on sale now!

Day passes $15 | Weekend passes $25

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
Friday, August 4th
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – "Brews Before Views" Meet and Greet/Panel Talk (@ Model City Tap House)
6:00 p.m. – Doors Open before Screening Session #1 (@ Taylored Venue & Events)
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Screening Session #1

iRony (7 min.) → Student, Short by Radheya Jegatheva
Lucky Penny (9 min) → Short by Johnny Hayes
The Fight → Short by Ryan Shipley
Annie Waits (9 min) → Short by April Kelley
American Sock (7 min) → Short by Jason K. Allen
15 Min. Break
Proverbial Luck (5 min) → Micro-Short by Dave Lojek
Autumn Lovers (5 min) → Micro-Short by Ponda Frost
State of Franklin (11 min) → Short by Cliff D. Andrews
Trial of a Rockstar (35 min) → Short by Austin Parsons
15 Min. Break
Brontosaurus (1 hr, 20 min) → Student, Feature by Ryan Renfro

15-30 Min. Break/Q&A with Filmmakers present
10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Late Night Horror Movie Screening session (@ Taylored Venue & Events)

Saturday, August 5th
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Coffee Talk/Breakfast and filmmaker panel (@ The Nutty Java, LLC. Coffee House)
9:30 a.m. – Doors Open before Screening Session #2 (@ Taylored Venue & Events)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Screening Session #2 (Doc Block)

Killing Coal Country (1 hr., 50 min.) → Student, Feature by Slater Teague
Light Sight (8 min.) → Student, Short by Seyed M. Tabatabaei
Nobody Dies Here (24 Min.) → Short by Simon Panay

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch Break (Enjoy food trucks @ Model City Tap House or the Downtown Kingsport Wine Festival)
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Screening Session #3 (Doc Block pt. 2)

So Long Asleep, Waking the Ghosts of a War (1 hr.) → Feature by David Plath
Irreclaimable (1 hr., 21 Min.) → Feature by Justin Toppins

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Break
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion w/ Filmmakers (@ The Nutty Java, LLC. Coffee House)
6:00 p.m. – Doors Open before Screening Session #4 (@ Taylored Venue & Events)
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Screening Session #4

20 Metres of Love in Montmartre (5 min.) → Micro-Short by Pierre Gaffie
Center City (10 min) → Short by August Aguilar
Golden Bream (24 min.) → Short by Yuriy Konopkin
Spring Wolf (14 min.) → Short by Michael Fink
Bibo (20 Min) → Student, Short by Kelsey Tweed
Back to the Drawing Board → Student, Short by John Queener
15 Min. Break
Black Cat (1 hr., 25 min.) → Feature by Peter Pardini
Return (9 min.) → Short by Matt Lyscas and Claire Palmer
Mirror (3 min.) → Student, Micro-Short by Sara Eustaquio
The Head (15 min.) → Short by Jim Hartman

15-30 Min. Break /Q&A with Filmmakers Present
10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Late Night Horror Movie Screening session (@ Taylored Venue & Events)

Sunday, August 6th
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Coffee Talk/Breakfast and filmmaker panel (@ The Nutty Java, LLC. Coffee House)
9:30 a.m. – Doors Open before Screening Session #5 (@ Taylored Venue & Events)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Screening Session #5

Sideline (15 min) → Student, Short by Denver Muncey
Fish (4 min.) → Micro-Short by Saman Hosseinpuor
Cup of Tea (3 min.) → Micro-Short by Jitendra Rai
PET (11 min.) → Short by Xristos Moraitis
Mousse (40 min.) → Short by John Hellburg
Limit (9 min.) → Short by Javadd Daraei
Numbness (13 min.) → Short by Milad Jarmooz
The Embroidered Dress (20 min.) → Student, Short by Dogus Algun

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony (@ High Voltage Kingsport)
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – After Party (@ High Voltage Kingsport)

Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible.

Awards & Prizes

Go Forth and Film Award – an award with a monetary prize ($500) given to help fund an upcoming project. The winner may be from either of the four submission categories (Feature, Short, Micro-Short, or Student).

Brilliant Budget Award - The “Brilliant Budget” Award is presented to the film that executes a wonderfully-produced film with proof of an incredibly low budget

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Micro Short
Best Production Design
Audience Choice

Rules & Terms

- One entry per category per film production team.
- NO ROUGH CUTS OR WORKS IN PROGRESS
- Ratings for movies should not exceed the “R” rating, as deemed by the rules and regulations of the Motion Picture Association of America.

Our Standard Festival Participation Agreement (Terms and Conditions), which all submitted films are also expected to follow is as follows:
GENERAL AGREEMENT OF PARTICIPATION IN STATE THEATRE COMPANY’S MODEL CITY FILM FESTIVAL:
I have read and accept the terms and regulations of STATE THEATRE COMPANY’S MODEL CITY FILM FESTIVAL. I will provide the festival with any additional information required pursuant to these rules and regulations. I authorize the Model City Film Festival to exhibit my film, and if selected, I confirm that an exhibition copy will be available in a required format for screening during the 2017 festival (August 4th – August 6th 2017). I certify that I hold all necessary rights for the submission of this film/video to the Model City Film Festival and that all rights and clearances have been made. This film is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. I hold Model City Film Festival harmless from damage to, or loss of any or all materials en route to, from or otherwise at the festival. I assume all legal responsibilities therein. By Agreeing to these terms, I transfer to Model City Film Festival the right to use excerpts of the submitted film, its stills, and trailers, for the purposes of publicity and marketing of the film at the 2017 festival, and for other non-commercial uses related to the promotion of the 2017 festival. I hereby agree to indemnify Model City Film Festival, in the event that such rights have not been properly transferred.

6 Reviews

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    Dave Lojek

    Our comedy PROVERBIAL LUCK won BEST MICRO-SHORT AWARD in this awesome event. So of course we give it a high rating. If you missed the film, enjoy it here https://vimeo.com/138434974 - or at the other festivals it tours.

    August 2017
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    Austin Parsons

    I had a great time in Kingsport! Met a lot of amazing people and I sincerely hope to come back in the future!

    August 2017
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    Jim Hartman

    The organizers couldn't have been more welcoming to the festival attendees and especially the filmmakers. It was a fantastic atmosphere with a great selection of films at a cool venue and I hope to be back next year. Well done!

    August 2017
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    August Aguilar

    For being its first year as a film festival as well taking place in a small town, the Model City Film Festival succeeds in being one of the best and most fun festivals I've ever attended. From a great selection of films being shown, to a heart-felt and genuine welcome to the area, and daily events and activities for the filmmakers and guests to attend to and network, I was very pleased and surprised by the experience. Aside from some technical difficulties, I'm confident that this first year was a learning and wonderful experience that will certainly make next year's even better. Bravo, Kingsport.

    August 2017
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    Jason K. Allen

    I loved the creative spirit & friendly vibe that surrounded the festival, and the quality of films was top notch. Nice venue, too. Hard to believe this was a first-year fest -- everything ran smoothly, like an event that had been around for years. It's obvious the organizers have backgrounds in the arts and are passionate about film. I look forward to watching this festival grow and prosper.

    August 2017