Suds & Cinema – Knoxville, TN

It is with heavy hearts that CinemaSlice must announce that we’re canceling SUDS & CINEMA – Knoxville.

After discussing the topic with our festival team, we’ve decided that we’d prefer not risk holding a film showcase during these uncertain times. As a matter of fact, the awesome pub (BRICKYARD) is currently mandated to be CLOSED. As of NOW they’re scheduled to re-open before the SUDS & CINEMA event date in August 2020– but details seem to be changing each day.

All thing considered, we’ve selected to follow the president, the governor, and the CDC to cancel our event at this time.

We very much intend on re-scheduling our event after this whole thing blows over…

Stay safe during these challenging times.


SUDS & CINEMA - Knoxville 2020 is now accepting film submissions!

Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
  • Earlybird Deadline
  • Regular Deadline
  • Late Deadline
  • Notification Date
  • Event Date

Submit your films at

Previous SUDS & CINEMA Film Festivals in Knoxville



CinemaSlice is proud to present the first ever SUDS & CINEMA Event in Knoxville, TN!

This multi-genre short film showcase is a multi-genre showcase of short films!


  • Hunted – 0:52
  • Cheetos – 0:41
  • Tennis – 3:00
  • Don’t Die – 3:19
  • Drop Frame – 6:58
  • Foreword – 7:53
  • Back to the Drawing board – 11:18
  • Voice in the Radio – 9:24
  • I will not Disappear – 9:20
  • Papa – 14:37
  • The Workout – 3:10
  • Self Checkout – 4:00
Come out to Brickyard Bar & BBQ on Sept 28th to see which films will be awarded the official festival awards:
• Best in Fest Award
Presented to the most entertaining of all film submissions received for the 2019 Knoxville Suds & Cinema event.
• Best Actor Award
Presented to the actress/actor for delivering the most outstanding performance in a leading role of all films submitted to the 2019 Knoxville Suds & Cinema.
• Viewer's Choice Award
Id voted by the audience at the 2019 Knoxville Suds & Cinema.

Photography by: Kevin Phanovich

Saturday, Sept 28th, 2019 at Brickyard Bar & BBQ in Knoxville, TN

Brickyard Bar & BBQ
4928 Homberg Dr Suite A6-8
Knoxville, TN 37919




    • Welcoming Ceremony
    • FilmBlock
    • Award Ceremony
    • Live Music



Craft Brews

Amazing craft beer on draft! Come out and craft beer, and a variety of craft made short films!


Short Films

CinemaSlice is showcasing multi-genre short films from Memphis, TN and beyond!

Support The Arts

Enjoy some tasty brews and some quality films at Suds & Cinema!


WHAT: A celebration of independent short films-- and craft beer! CinemaSlice is hosting a short film showcase at Brickyard Bar & BBQ in Knoxville, TN-- a combination of amazing craft beers and finely crafted independent films! As supporters of independent cinema, and craft beer connoisseurs-- this festival is the perfect marriage of our 2 loves!

WHEN: Suds & Cinema events will be held on Sat, Sept 14th from 7-9pm

WHERE: Brickyard Bar & BBQ
4928 Homberg Dr Suite A6-8
Knoxville, TN 37919

WHY: CinemaSlice loves craft beer, and supports independent cinema! What a great marriage! CinemaSlice curates great short films to showcase to the public at these FREE event!

Awards & Prizes

MICROFILMS should be 15-90 seconds in length.

Short Films should be 1 - 15 mins in length.

Who Can Submit a Film?
Any US Filmmaker. The submitter must be over 18 yrs old.

The person submitting the film must have had a major creative role in the production of the film/video.

What Kinds of Film Are we Looking For?
Comedy! Action! Horror! ETC! We're looking for short films of all genres that are fun to watch!

Is there a limit to the amount on entry's?
We are accepting up to 2 entry's per person.

Other Film Restrictions?
Microfilms must be less than 90 seconds, and short films must be less than 15 mins in length. (Some exceptions may be considered)

Is this an All Ages event?
This contest is for 18+ only. And is held at a tap house/pub.

Your entry fee will help cover the cost of operations, including: jury, staffing, promotional materials, etc.

Is my film disqualified if it's been posted on YOUTUBE or some other form of social media?
Please submit your movie! However if you do submit a movie that is on some form of social media, we do ask that you remove it from the public domain and take your film "dark" as soon as your film is submitted. The reason for this is to build anticipation and excitement for your film's premiere at our festival.


1 . I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

2 . To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;

3 . This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;

4 . I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival;

5 . I hold CinemaSlice harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film;

6 . I hold CinemaSlice, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

7 . I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

8 . I give permission for CinemaSlice to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes

9 . I give permission for CinemaSlice to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival presentations, programs, and/or events.


There is NO 'Film Made By' date. Please feel free to submit your early work as well as your current.

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT pay screening fees. If any screening fee is requested by filmmaker(s), the associated film will be disqualified.

Interested in information about hosting this event in your region?