After a hectic and rushed schedule, East Tennessee filmmakers showed off their films Saturday night.
Actors and directors hit the red carpet outside the Bijou Theatre as part of the Knoxville 24-hour Film Festival.
Directors had one day to write, film, and edit their movies. Saturday night was the grand premiere.
Organizers say this year's festival was a huge success because of the support of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. They say the films keep getting better and better each year.
"People get to see the broad variety of talent we have behind the lens. Our seasoned filmmakers just keep getting better. Some of the films this year are absolutely...everyone says these films are as good as Hollywood movies," said festival director Michael Samstag. "And I said 'Well, some of these movies are quite a bit better than the Hollywood movies I've seen.'"
This is the event's third year.