Keith McDaniel

KFF FOUNDER & Executive Director

ABOUT THE KNOXVILLE FILM FESTIVAL

2019 will be the 16th year for the Knoxville Film Festival. 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 Knoxville Film Festival has close to 4,000 in attendance. 

From Opening Night to the Awards Ceremony, the 2019 Knoxville Film Festival 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 2019 Knoxville Film Festival will be held September 13-15, 2019, at the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 [1640 Downtown West Blvd, Knoxville 37919].