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Submissions Open: Memphis Film Prize 2018

Start submitting your film shorts today!

Memphis is chalk full of rich history, iconic locales, and a unique culture making it a perfect place to film a variety of stories. Film Prize: Memphis is a short narrative film contest with only one rule: You must use Memphis as your backdrop. Be it aerial shots of Orange Mound, street walks of Soulsville, or frames of Frayser, all films must shot in Shelby County, Tennessee. All editing and post-production can be completed at home. This is a great opportunity for aspiring local filmmakers to hone their skills and have a chance to present their work in front of an audience.

Oh, and did we mention that a $10,000 cash prize is on the line?! Peep the deets!


  • Requirements: Just one: Shoot your film in Shelby County, Tennessee.
  • Deadlines: Turn in your rough cut by June 12, 2018 by 11:59 pm. Register here
  • Selection Process: Ten finalists will be selected, awarded $250, and invited to show their finished film during Film Prize Memphis (August 3-5).
  • Judging Process: The ten filmmakers will compete for audience and judge votes in order to win the grand prize of $10,000.

Learn more by visiting Film Prize: Memphis’ website and by following them on Facebook.

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