NASHVILLE, Tenn.– (August 16, 2022) – As part of Tennessee Brew Works’ ongoing philanthropic work to support the local artistic community, the brewery is partnering with the Defy Film Festival this year. The festival will take place August 19-20 and showcase over 20 different filmmakers over the two-day event. Tennessee Brew Works locally brewed craft beers will be available to enjoy as well. Tickets are currently available online at defyfilmfestival.com.
A festival by filmmakers for filmmakers, Defy has been named “Best Indie Film Festival” by the Nashville Scene and landed in the “Top 100 Best-Reviewed Festivals” on FilmFreeway. Defy is looking ahead to a new year and new possibilities for its seventh festival season. With 64 films and over 20 filmmakers visiting the festival this year to talk about their work and meet other creatives, this year promises to be the best one yet!
The Defy Film Festival is dedicated to bringing bold and extraordinary cinematic work from around the world to Nashville and celebrate unconventional films made by filmmakers who want to “defy” traditions and expectations. Defy is driven by the desire to bring unknown talent that bends genre and form to Nashville audiences that are looking for a unique cinematic experience.
“We call it Defy for a reason. The festival showcases unique filmmakers and introduces audiences to work that they won’t see anywhere else,” according to Dycee Wildman, Festival Director. “We’re always looking for submissions that are a little bit different and one-of-a-kind. We’re about something new and fresh. When you see that spark of innovation and bold intention, that’s what really turns me on about film.”
"It is our honor and responsibility to support the arts in our community,” said Christian Spears, founder and owner, Tennessee Brew Works. “Defy is a wonderful platform for rising filmmakers to showcase their creations and we are excited to be a part of the event.”
In addition to ticket offerings for individual films, Defy is offering weekend passes, including: $65 unlimited screenings, or $75 bottomless beer + unlimited screenings.
Other sponsors for the event include Pinnacle Financial Partners, Whitehardt Inc, Silent Events, Kindling Arts Festival and Eastside Bowl.
ABOUT DEFY FILM FESTIVAL · ESTABLISHED 2016
At Defy Film Festival we believe that all great art is a disruption. We are dedicated to bringing bold and extraordinary cinematic work from around the world to Nashville and celebrate unconventional films made by filmmakers who want to “defy” traditions and expectations. Defy is driven by the desire to bring unknown talent that bends genre and form to Nashville audiences that are looking for a unique cinematic experience. For more information, please visit defyfilmfestival.com.
“Defy is a local favorite because of its consistently high-quality programming of experimental films.” - 2021 Nashville Scene
About Tennessee Brew Works
Tennessee Brew Works is an independently owned and operated craft brewery that opened in 2013 with a mission to create high quality craft beer that pays homage to the land, traditions, and culture of Tennessee. Tennessee Brew Works proudly introduced the state’s first All-Tennessee grain beers in 2018 with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Our all-Tennessee grain State Park Blonde Ale is the official beer of the Tennessee State Parks and benefits the TSP Conservancy for the preservation of the state’s 57 State Parks. We brew beers with integrity, using only quality natural ingredients and source them from local farms whenever possible. We cater to those that appreciate the difference. Tennessee Brew Works is owned and operated by folks in Tennessee. Our motto: “We work hard to create high quality craft beer that makes Tennessee proud. Our culture places importance on family, friends, and community, and we hope you’ll be a part of it.” To learn more, please visit Tennessee Brew Works at tnbrew.com.