A celebration of film and music, Film Score and the Scruffy City Film & Music Festival features:
- Narrative Features and Shorts
- Feature and Short Documentaries
- Music Videos
- Animated Shorts
- Live music on three stages
- Daily filmmaker mixers
- Panels, Workshops, and Q&As
– Closing Night Awards Ceremony
In 2017 we screened over 40 films from 10 countries which were selected out of nearly 300 submissions from 40 countries. FILM SCORE celebrates the musical heart and soul of film and the composers and artists that make films sing. The 2018 Film Score and Scruffy City Film & Music Festival be held July 26-29 in Knoxville, TN, the Scruffy City.
All films submitted to the festival must have a standout soundtrack, score, sound design, or musical narrative to be considered. Each year one outstanding feature film with the Best Score or Soundtrack will be chosen to headline the festival. Also, awards are given for Best Score, Best Music Video, and Best Soundtrack.
All winning short films will receive submission feee waiver codes for Shorts that are Not Pants in Toronto.
All official selections will receive two Filmmaker Passes and attending filmmakers will receive our world famous VIP Gift Bag. Select films will receive complimentary accommodations for visiting filmmakers. Every year several films are reviewed and promoted by the regional media.
If your project has a standout score or soundtrack or you have a stellar music video, please submit your film today!
FILM SCORE CHALLENGE
New in 2018, the Film Score Challenge will showcase films under five minutes long with the best story and score. The winning student and non-student film will be invited to screen at festivals around the US and the world. Film Score Challenge Official Selections will be judged by award winning composers and festival directors. We are actively seeking scholarships to award to the winning Film Score Challenge Student Film.
TENNESSEE FILM SCORE FESTIVAL
A Film Score challenge specifically designed for Tennessee filmmakers, composer, and students of all ages. The Top 15 Tennessee Film Score submissions will screen at a gala in Knoxville, TN on July 21, 2018. Submissions via FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TennesseeFilmScore
- Our film jury consists of festival programmers and directors, award winning filmmakers, sales reps, and music composers.
Awards & Prizes
- Best Film
- Best Narrative Short Film
- Best Documentary Feature
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Animated Film
- Best Music Video
- Best Tennessee Music Video
- Best Director
- Best Cinematographer
- Best Screenplay
- Best Music Composer
- Best Soundtrack
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Student Film
- Audience Award
Rules & Terms
Film Score is now accepting film submissions in the following categories: Feature Films, Short Films, Music Videos, Feature length and Short Documentaries, Student Films, and Short Animated Films. All films should have a standout soundtrack, score, sounds design, or musical narrative to be considered.
Unfortunately, DVDs are not acceptable for consideration. Our Selection Committee is spread out across the US and Canada so digital submissions are required.
Film Score reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted.
Payment: All entries must be pre-paid by credit card for the full submission fee [please see submission fee schedule in listing]. Multiple submissions require separate payments.