8th Annual

Scruffy City Film and Music festival

November 09, 2017 to November 12, 2017

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8713 Mill Run Dr
Knoxville TN 37922
Phone: (865) 245-0242
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Music Videos
Narrative Shorts
Documentary Shorts
Animated Shorts


Our mission is to foster new works and celebrate film and music though fantastic screenings and live shows with great audiences at incredible venues.


A celebration of film and music, the Scruffy City Film & Music Festival live musical performances, and World Premier screenings.

The KFMF accepts films in the following categories:

- Documentaries
- Narratives
- Music Videos
- Animation

Films submitted with a musical influence will receive extra consideration.

The winner of the Best of Fest Award will win $1000 in addition to filmmaking goods and services. The Best of TN Film will be awarded $500. Every effort will be made to offer housing and accommodations to the filmmakers that have films accepted into the festival.

Judges for the festival are world class filmmakers, animators and industry professionals, many of whom will be in attendance. More Oscar than indie this is a festival you will not want to miss.

Our festival is conveniently located in the epicenter of the Downtown Knoxville Renaissance, on Historic Market Square, where cafes, street musicians, magicians and shops keep our festival company. The home of the KFMF is Scruffy City Hall, a 150 seat Cine Pub featuring a gorgeous screening facility and delicious craft beers.


Michael Samstag (Festival Registrar); Michael Samstag (Festival Registrar)


All contemporary films will be considered for the "Best in the Fest" award. Only competition films will be considered for Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Music Video, Best Animated Short and Best Student prizes.

Films directed, written or produced by residents of Tennessee are eligible to be entered in the Best of Tennessee Showcase category.

Deadline: Submissions in all categories (except Knoxville 24 Hour Film Festival) must be received no later than March 15, 2014. WAB late entry deadline is extended to May 1, 2014 with an increase in entry fees. The KFMF reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted.

Notification: Films selected for screening at the festival will be notified no later than May 21, 2014. Please do
not contact the KFMF to inquire about submission disposition.

Payment: All entries must be pre-paid by credit card or accompanied by a money order payable to KNOXVILLE FILMS for the full submission fee [please see submission fee schedule in listing]. Multiple submissions require separate payments: please do not combine fees into one check or money order.

Please visit our website, www.knoxvillefilms.com, for listing of complete rules, eligibility, and regulations.


KFMF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless KFMF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. Award-winning and popular films may be screened again after the festival dates, with permission of the filmmaker.