KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Award-winning filmmaker Keith McDaniel will be producing the 16th annual Knoxville Film Festival at Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 this weekend.

According to the Knoxville Film Festival website, McDaniel started the Secret City Film Festival in Oak Ridge in 2004 to honor independent filmmaking. The festival was moved to Knoxville's Regal Downtown West and was officially renamed the Knoxville Film Festival in 2013. The festival hosts close to 4,000 attendees each year and has a record number of submissions for 2019.

The event, set for Sept. 13 to Sept. 15, will consist of independent film screenings, panel discussions, two filmmaking competitions and a closing awards ceremony along with an after-party. The KFF will be a great opportunity for filmmakers to take part in social activities and network. 

Filmmakers may participate in the 7-Day Shootout Filmmaking Competition and the Tennessee 10 Best of the Best Filmmaking Challenge prior to the KFF as films from the competitions will be screened during the event.

Festival passes are $50 and student passes are $30.