2016 was Amazing! 2017 is in the Works!

A celebration of film and music, Film Score and the Scruffy City Film & Music Festival features:

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 2.50.37 PM– Narrative Features and Shorts
– Feature and Short Documentaries
– Music Videos
– Animated Shorts
– Four days of live music on three stages
– Panels, Workshops, and Q&As
– Daily happy hour mixers
– Closing Night Awards Ceremony

FILM SCORE celebrates the musical heart and soul of film and the composers and artists that make films sing. The 2017 Film Score and Scruffy City Film & Music Festival will have events every Saturday in July culminating in four days of film screenings from July 27-30

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 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.

2017 winning films will be screened by sales agents for a chance to receive representation and potential distribution. Winning feature films will be awarded two complimentary passes to FILM-COM, the only market in the world with a primary emphasis on works in the packaging phase that need completion financing, co-production partners or distribution interest to launch projects. The recipient of the Best Tennessee Music Video Award will win a free screening party at Scruffy City Hall with a complimentary keg of beer. The winner of The Best Cinematographer Award will receive a Zacuto DSLR Z-Finder.

All winning short films will be invited to screen in Toronto in a special co-production with Shorts that are Not Pants. All winning films will be invited to screen at the inaugural Fan Boy Film Festival in October at the Knoxville Convention Center and the winning Fan Film will receive two VIP Passes to the Fan Boy Expo.


– Q&A after every film block
– Workshop and panel offerings for musicians, filmmakers, music supervisors, and composers
– Panel questions via social media
– Workshops will be held July 29-30

– Our film jury consists of festival programmers and directors, award winning filmmakers, music composers, and animators.