On March 27, 2013 the Dogwood Arts Festival announced they have teamed up with award-winning filmmaker Keith McDaniel to present a film festival in the fall.
McDaniel, who produced the Secret City Film Festival for 9 years, told WBIR that it will now be called the Knoxville Film Festival and will take place September 19-22, 2013 at the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 in Knoxville. McDaniel will serve as the film festival's General Director and Senior Programmer.
"Knoxville didn't have a general film festival and hadn't had one in about a decade and I realized that the Secret City Festival was going to become the Knoxville Film Festival," said McDaniel.
The Knoxville Film Festival will include: film screenings, filmmaking competitions for both students and local filmmakers, workshops and special guests.
The announcement was just one part of a news conference for the 2013 Dogwood Arts Festival which kicks off April 1 and runs the entire month.
April 1-30: Walking Trails
April 4-26: Student Art Exhibition (Opening reception & awards on April 4)
April 5:Art in Public Places (runs through March 7, 2014)
April 5-7: Rhythm N' Blooms (various venues in downtown Knoxville, Pass required).
April 6: Chalk Walk
April 10-28: Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens & Camera Sites
April 12: Dogwood After Dark
April 12-14: Market Square Art Fair
April 20-21: Bikes & Blooms
April 20-21: Dogwood Art DeTour
For a list of musical acts and venues for the Rhythm N' Blooms visit their website.
For a complete list of activities for the 2013 Dogwood Arts Festival visit www.dogwoodarts.com