Defy Film Festival Announces Call for Entries


Defy Film Festival is now open for film submissions for its 2019 event, scheduled for August 23-24th in East Nashville, Tennessee.

The festival is accepting short and feature film submissions of all genres, including drama, comedy, experimental, animation, documentary, horror/sci-fi, and music video. Filmmakers can enjoy a free discount for submitting their work by February 18th early bird deadline. For a complete list of deadlines and information about the submission process, filmmakers are encouraged to visit

Named “Best Indie Film Festival” by the Nashville Scene, Defy Film Festival is an international festival which celebrates defiant filmmaking. Founded by filmmakers with filmmakers in mind, Defy has made a name for itself as a champion of rule-breaking, art-focused films.

“We call it Defy for a reason. The festival showcases unique filmmakers and introduces audiences to work that they won’t see anywhere else. We’re always looking for submissions that are different and one-of-a-kind.” - Dycee Wildman, Festival Director.