In 2018, Film Score and the Scruffy City Film & Music Festival are proud to present a new Tennessee Original Festival that spotlights five minute long films made by Tennessee Filmmakers featuring Tennessee Composers. The competition is open to all ages from Elementary School to Professionals of all ages. This new festival will screen films from four categories:
- Middle School (students enrolled in TN schools grade K-7)
- High School (any students enrolled in TN High Schools)
- College (any students enrolled in TN colleges or universities)
The Top 15 submissions in each category will be screened at this all day Film & Music Festival on July 21, 2018. The winning films will go on to screen at the Scruffy City Film & Music Festival, July 26-29, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Winning Student Filmmakers and Composers will receive scholarships and internships. Winning Professional Films will receive a cash prize.
Awards will be presented after the last films screen on July 21, 2018.
The rules to enter are simple. Films must enter via Film Freeway beginning October 5th, 2017 and must be completed by May 5th, 2018. Films can not exceed five minutes in length and must have a compelling story and an incredible score. No licensed music is allowed. The filmmakers and composers must have proof of Tennessee residency.