International underground cinema will return to East Nashville for 4th year

I’ve lived in the Nashville area my entire life, and it probably isn’t how you imagine it. Sure, there are a handful of downtown streets where tourists walk around in Cowboy hats, but particularly on the east side of the city, things are very different from how they’re portrayed in television and film.

East Nashville plays host to some of the greatest art, food, and entertainment that the state of Tennessee has to offer, and now that the Defy Film Festival has started accepting submissions for their 2019 event, we at Modern Horrors are encouraging all filmmakers to submit their latest and come check it out for themselves.

“We’re always looking for submissions that are different and one-of-a-kind.” — Dycee Wildman, festival director

The festival accepts short and feature film submissions of all genres–including drama, comedy, experimental, animation, documentary, horror/sci-fi, and music video. Filmmakers can submit their work through Film Freeway and enjoy an early bird discount if they do so by February 18th. The festival itself takes place on August 23rd and 24th.

Festival director, Dycee Wildman, started the following in a recent press release:

“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.”

Founded by filmmakers with filmmakers in mind, Defy has made a name for itself as a champion of rule-breaking, art- focused films. And as we all know, the horror genre is full of one-of-a-kind offerings. If you have a project set to hit the festival scene in 2019, be sure to submit it somewhere it will be appreciated and enjoyed by like-minded individuals.

For more information, visit the Defy Film Festival website. We hope to see you there.