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SouthEastern International Film Festival

SouthEastern International Film Festival This festival was founded by many independent filmmakers from all over the world in an effort to mak We are currently accepting submissions to the SouthEastern Film Festival, you can enter the festival via our website or through our partner FilmFreeway.com.

We are looking for quality story telling in all of our entries first and foremost, our judging is not based on the level of star, budget, or highest quality, rather the best indication of talent in filmmaking, music, or interactive presentation. We want to give independent creative people the opportunity to have their work seen by audiences. We do have special local categories and awards that highlight Southern films, music, and interactive content. This includes graphic opens and web series.

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SIFF is excited to support local filmmakers  in Nashville! The feature film, “Sight” is based on the inspiring true stor...
10/25/2021

SIFF is excited to support local filmmakers in Nashville! The feature film, “Sight” is based on the inspiring true story of Dr. Ming Wang. The film chronicles Dr. Wang’s incredible journey from China to America, including his struggles with poverty and racial discrimination, and his pursuit to become a world-renowned eye surgeon who developed a new technology that has restored sight to millions. At the height of his success, Dr. Wang met a six-year-old orphan from India who had been intentionally blinded, and he was thrown into a tailspin in which he had to come face-to-face with his own traumatic past before he could help anyone in the present. Congratulations Dr. Ming Wang! Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cm laude); PhD (laser physics), is the co-founder of the Common Ground Network
and the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration which has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge. Congratulations Dr. Ming Wang!

“Appreciating freedom in America by finding common ground” - Ming Wang

07/19/2021

TIP OF THE WEEK
You don't need expensive equipment to make compelling projects. New phones are quite adequate to capture films. Hot tip-people won't tolerate poor audio, so invest in a good microphone if your phone doesn't have one. So remove obstacles and start with what you have available...

The important step is to take action, focus, create, love what you do, and the rest falls into place...roll the dice...take the chance...

07/01/2021

Keep creating!

04/05/2021

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”—Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist

Happy Spring where life renews! We are looking forward to our upcoming events this year! Thanks for your support of film...
04/04/2021

Happy Spring where life renews! We are looking forward to our upcoming events this year! Thanks for your support of film, music, and creative projects! We will be launching our new podcast series soon!

Happy New Year to all the creative and inspiring people that make SIFF possible! Wishing that in 2021 all your hard work...
12/31/2020

Happy New Year to all the creative and inspiring people that make SIFF possible! Wishing that in 2021 all your hard work fuels your passion and furthers your dreams, sky is the limit! Reinvent and capitalize on these times of challenge and changes! Cheers! #happynewyear #siffnashville #siff2021 #southeasternfilm #filmmaking #screenwriting #create #inspire #lovewhatyoudo❤️ #artistsofinstagram #filmfestival #southeasterninternationalfilmfestival #filmmusic #nashvilletn #filmandmusicfestival

One of our selected projects this year is the script "Made in America" a screenplay by Brendan Kelly.   His team is work...
12/01/2020
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One of our selected projects this year is the script "Made in America" a screenplay by Brendan Kelly. His team is working with the kids from Coachella Valley to continue and further develop our after school program to provide children who are interested in the performing arts the opportunity to develop the skill sets necessary for future careers in the entertainment industry.

They are a 501c3 non profit that has been active for a decade in fighting a war against drugs, gangs and apathy by keeping kids off the street and out of the system. Check out their work and consider a donation on "Giving Tuesday"

https://www.kellysuperheroes.com/

Kelly Superheroes, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded by Brendan Kelly, a boxer, filmmaker, and community activist with a passion in helping our future generations, especially underserved, at-risk youth. He has lived in the Coachella Valley for over 10 years and has established relation...

Congratulations to all the amazing creators that are part of the 2020 Film Festival! We are thrilled to showcase your wo...
09/05/2020

Congratulations to all the amazing creators that are part of the 2020 Film Festival! We are thrilled to showcase your work virtually and safely. There will not be an in person event at this time due to the pandemic, but we have some great events planned...

08/23/2020

We apologize for delaying our announcement regarding the official selections of the festival, but due to the pandemic, we are having to change our format this year to ensure safety. We are dedicated to promoting artists and are planning to do a combination of live and virtual events. These program changes are a challenge and more time is needed to try and make it the best possible creative conference for all of you! Thank you for your patience!

Due to the current restrictions for public gathering as a result of the Pandemic, we have decided to postpone the festiv...
08/10/2020

Due to the current restrictions for public gathering as a result of the Pandemic, we have decided to postpone the festival to October 30th-Nov 1st in hopes that we can proceed. We are working hard to find alternate solutions. We have delayed the judging status notifications by two weeks due to the changes. Thanks for your patience while we work hard to be able to screen as many projects as possible, either safely in person, or virtually. We will keep you posted on the latest updates, but we are still planning the festival for 2020!

https://www.saveourstages.com/
08/06/2020
Save Our Stages

https://www.saveourstages.com/

Time is running outThe mission of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States. This is our final push to Congress and there won’t be another opportunity. We NEED the #Sav.....

Check out Matt Williams new single, “Postcard Memories,” which we knew was a great work, when he played it at the 2019 f...
06/07/2020
Postcard Memories (Single)

Check out Matt Williams new single, “Postcard Memories,” which we knew was a great work, when he played it at the 2019 festival with Daniel Collins, congratulations to Matt and Daniel!

Matt Williams - Pandora

06/02/2020
We are looking for two people in the Nashville area that have production experience, Lighting and Camera is a big plus. ...
06/01/2020

We are looking for two people in the Nashville area that have production experience, Lighting and Camera is a big plus. The job is for a paid interview shoot for an upcoming historical documentary - the shoot will be on Saturday, June 6th, near Mt. Juliet-Lebanon area, the position is paid, please email southeasternfilm (at) gmail.com with your resume and reel and we will get back to qualified applicants.

Thanks!

Support musicians and artists!  Check our story daily for live concerts with our festival musicians and supporters!  htt...
05/28/2020

Support musicians and artists! Check our story daily for live concerts with our festival musicians and supporters! https://youtu.be/x5pI8OEs4PU

Beverly Boy Productions voted our Festival one of the best in Nashville! Thank you for the support and our award! Our st...
05/07/2020

Beverly Boy Productions voted our Festival one of the best in Nashville! Thank you for the support and our award! Our staff and artists all work so hard to host the festival and create the compelling art we strive to showcase!

#bestfilmfestival2020 #siffnashville #filmfestivallife #siff2020

Photos from The Valentine Nashville's post
03/30/2020

Photos from The Valentine Nashville's post

Apply for funds to help finish your documentary, @SFFILM’s Documentary Film Fund is now open for feature-length docs in ...
03/26/2020

Apply for funds to help finish your documentary, @SFFILM’s Documentary Film Fund is now open for feature-length docs in post-production. #SFFILMMakers #sffilm Learn more and apply here: http://bit.ly/2WsMwBA

Southeastern International Film & Music Festival is committed to the health and safety of our attendees, volunteers, sta...
03/18/2020

Southeastern International Film & Music Festival is committed to the health and safety of our attendees, volunteers, staff, and community. The widespread health concern about COVID-19 is a reminder of our connection to each other and the world, which is something we embrace, but for the first time in recent history, it can be a detriment to fighting the spread of this virus and all of us creating and supporting art. We are monitoring the situation closely and will follow all safety precautions to ensure wellness of all of our participants. We will continue to follow events unfolding to determine if we need to postpone the festival or find the best way to move forward to promote art, music, and film virtually, until we can reconvene. Our very best wishes to all of you during this challenging time!

This is Alyssa Trahan who played at the 2019 Film Festival in Nashville!  If you can, help our local musicians during th...
03/16/2020

This is Alyssa Trahan who played at the 2019 Film Festival in Nashville! If you can, help our local musicians during this challenging time, every bit counts!. She, like so many musicians are going to be "jobless" during the closure of events, show some support her for her online show! This seems like a great idea for other musicians too! We applaud Alyssa for going out and finding a way to try and make ends meet. Get it!

Alright guys, I got so many comments and messages asking me to do an online concert, so this Saturday 3/21 at 7pm central I’m gonna be doing a live online concert on StageIt in hopes of making up the lost income from show cancellations because of the coronavirus. I’ve lost thousands of $ and am anticipating losing even more. It’s open to everyone and tickets are “pay what you want”! I’ll be playing acoustically in my studio in Nashville and doing both originals and my favorite covers! There’s also an interactive chat room! 💙

Get your tickets here: https://www.stageit.com/alyssatrahan/raising_money_to_pay_my_rent/69602

Last chance to enter the SIFF 2020 Festival, go to www.southeasternfilm.com  #filmfestival #nashville #siffnashville #fo...
03/02/2020

Last chance to enter the SIFF 2020 Festival, go to www.southeasternfilm.com #filmfestival #nashville #siffnashville #followyourdreams #daretofail #enterfilmfestival #movies #filmmaking

02/21/2020

Wow! So proud of one of our hosts from 2019 on our local Nashville News! Congratulations Paige Patton!

01/17/2020
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01/17/2020

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CALLING ALL SONGWRITERS!
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Hit songwriters, publishers, management companies, labels, Has beens and wanna be’s!! Please turn in your submissions for The Locals’s 10 Pan’d Out Songwriters Festival to: [email protected].
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Festival dates are March 24th-28th!
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All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the songwriters involved!!
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Let’s put the money back in the songwriters pockets this year and EVERY year after!

Lily C Hansen wrote a lovely blog about hosting  “Acting from A-Z” workshop at the 2019 Film Festival!  Great advice fro...
01/13/2020
Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Southeastern Film Festival Panel - Word Of Mouth Conversations

Lily C Hansen wrote a lovely blog about hosting “Acting from A-Z” workshop at the 2019 Film Festival! Great advice from industry veterans Lynda Evjen and Rebecca Lines, check it out!

https://wordofmouthconversations.com/art/word-of-mouth-nashville-conversations-southeastern-film-festival-panel/

Hey guys! In November I had the pleasure of hosting a panel for the Southeastern International Film Festival at the Cambria Hotel. There, on a panel calling “Acting A-Z,” I...Continue reading →

01/11/2020

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Hi, I've reached out several times with no answer. How do we watch the virtual festival?
Thanks for making "Cuba, Libre?" (https://www.facebook.com/cubalibrefilm) an Official Selection of this year's festival.
Really happy to be a part of this festival!
Really happy to be part of this festival!
I adore the content on this page! I look forward to interacting with the community here and be able to learn more about film festivals and their ability to shed light on independent films. As a film major, I’ve been focusing on watching indie films, to understand more about the genre. The most recent I saw was Empathy, Inc., a sci-fi thriller set in a crooked world where reality is twisted and body switching is possible through the use of virtual reality technology. I was highly impressed by the symbolism and the films ability to illustrate corruption and morality in such a unique way. I saw the film on VOD and the trailer on youtube.
Is the full film schedule posted somewhere?
Got hotel reservations! 👍
For those of you have not been to the South Eastern International Film Festival in Nashville ... you need to mark this on your calender and get there! Lots of new and chart breaking talent and gems from yesterday! A really postive enviroment to connect with those in " indie" film and music bizz!! Last years roster was a " should have been there " kind of deal ... very excited for the latter part of this year when it all happens again! Great job to Ava Leigh Stewart the organizer ... looking fwd to 2019!
Thank you soooo much for including us in your film festival. We are ever so grateful.
Gee whiz I am so sorry we cannot attend. I am sure you will be having a great crowd and screnning terrific films. Best of Luck. Your trailers are fantastic.
I got a chance to check out Running for Grace this past weekend and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would, I highly recommend giving it a go if you're looking for a romantic comedy. The setting of 1920's Kona was unique I think. The film touches on a lot of the racism the Asian coffee farm workers experienced at the time, and I hadn't seen much media covering that at all really. I caught a stream here: http://geni.us/RunningForGrace and I'll add in the trailer I found for it too