Keith McDaniel

KFF FOUNDER & Executive Director

ABOUT THE KNOX FILM FEST

2018 will be the 15th year for the Knox Film Fest (Knoxville Film Festival and it's predecessor). Originally the Secret City Film Festival, Founder and Executive Director Keith McDaniel moved the film festival to Knoxville in 2013 and rebranded it as the Knoxville Film Festival to create the largest and most complete film festival in the region. Held at Knoxville’s arthouse theater, the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8, the Knox Film Fest has become the region’s destination for independent cinema. Each year, the Knox Film Fest has close to 4,000 in attendance. 

From Opening Night to the Awards Ceremony, the 2018 Knox Film Fest promises to be an exciting weekend filled with great films, networking opportunities, and fun-filled social activities.

With strong support from Regal Entertainment Group (the world’s largest theater chain whose headquarters happen to be in Knoxville), along with strong local corporate sponsorship, the 2018 Knox Film Fest will be held September 14-16, 2018, at the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 [1640 Downtown West Blvd, Knoxville 37919].