Press Release 1

For Immediate Release:

July 9, 2019 /

The annual FRANKLIN INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL - FIIFF 2019 sponsored by Tennessee Women in Film & Media and Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission will be the event of the summer according to local business. To be held at the Franklin Theatre on Main Street in historic downtown Franklin, deep in the heart of Williamson County the annual film festival is building a loyal following.

Local filmgoers will be delighted by films as diverse as “I Want My MTV” and “Charley Pride, I’m Just Me” to “Run the North”, a Documentary of an annual Marathon above the Arctic Circle, and ”Nasedonia” a film performed in Esperanza with English subtitles as well as “Jumpin Johnny” that tells the true story of Dr. John Kline of the Harlem Globetrotters and exciting student films such as “Fall” by local filmmaker Savvana Petrou.

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Actors, producers, casting agents, filmmakers, filmworkers and film lovers are on their way to Franklin. Franklin is the place where celebrities and locals collide with the friendly Franklin landscape. Group Discount tickets available.

Buy tickets online: or Box Office.

Franklin Theatre

419 Main St.

Franklin, Tennessee 37064


Contact for media inquires: Joan Tankersley

TWIFM Director of Press/Public Engagement , 615-947-7671


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June. 20, 2019

Film Festival: August 14-18

2019 Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street Franklin Tennessee, 37064

MEDIA CONTACT: Joan Tankersley

Director Press/Publicity 615-947-7671

Nancy V. Puetz, President of Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission, shared the opening dates for the third annual Franklin International Indie Film Festival (FIIFF). “Having received more than 200 submissions the festival program is complete. FIIFF opening night at the Franklin Theater in historic downtown on August 14, 2019 with screen local film director, Barbara Hall’s American Masters film “CHARLEY PRIDE, I’m Just Me”.

“I could not be more excited about the program lineup” said Ms. Puetz. “The storytelling brought by this amazing group of filmmakers is exciting, thought-provoking and most of all entertaining. These filmmakers have carved out their carefully drawn images for film lovers and other filmmakers with a keen eye and great respect for the process. Our festival program is an homage to the power of a truly international group." 


The doors open for the FIIFF programming at 9:30 AM on the 14, 15, 16 and 18 with incredible programming in all genre. As Ms. Puetz said, “From documentary, music and drama to comedy and animation and purpose films, there is a film for everyone to enjoy”

August 17 daylong programming is at Columbia State College with television/ music panels and workshops with such acclaimed experts as Petra Terzi, recent Cannes Film Festival winner of AFI Peacemaker award. Filmmakers represent Cyprus, the Republic of Georgia, Canada, Sweden, Korea and the United States. Local industry greats such as, David Deborde, Andy Hill, Steve Hayes, and others whose passion and knowledge of film, music and media will provide advice and a roadmap for longterm success. A long requested workshop presented by Seed and Spark, the Indie Film crowdfunding platform is also on the program for Saturday.


As an added bonus to our audiences we have a special celebrity guest host on opening night. Tickets can be purchased through the Franklin Theatre website or the box office.

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