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Welcome to the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission

Greetings and welcome to the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission’s new web site!  Brimming with new features and up-to-date information, we invite you to come in and look around to get a peek at what Memphis & Shelby County have to offer film productions of all sizes.  Take a minute to browse our location library in Reel-Scout, check out our diverse production guide, or get a taste of productions that have shot here and utilized our crew base over at Film Memphis TV!

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Special thanks to Christopher Reyes, Sarah Fleming, and the crew over at Live From Memphis for their outstanding hard work in making this web site possible. Thanks also to content editor Jon W. Sparks.

The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, like other publicly-funded film commissions in the U.S.A., works only with funded productions and does not assist producers in securing funding for projects.

The Film Commission's Website makes available hiring/casting information from third parties. This information is to be used as general information only. Although such information is believed to be generally reliable, the posting of the information on the commission website does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or solicitation from the Commission. Nor does the Posting imply any assurance regarding the accuracy of the information, the funding of the project, the completion of the project, or the payment to crew/vendors/cast.


Bikesploitation Bike & Film Festival is hosting the Bikesploitation Bike & Film Festival tonight at The Warehouse. As they put it: "This collection of short films is meant to inspire and entertain, to aid in the cultivation of a continuously growing bike culture in Memphis, and to show-off the fun and excitement that is... the bike!"

The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission is a sponsor, providing cash prizes to filmmakers.

For more information, go here.


Outflix Spring/Summer Film Series

Outflix is having a festival of film classics, with all films on Thursday nights at Malco's Studio on the Square. Admission $10.

May 19 - Sunset Boulevard - 7 PM
May 21 - The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - 7PM
June 2 - Rent - 7 PM
June 9 - Footloose (original) - 7 PM
June 16 - The Color Purple - 7 PM
June 23 - Mommie Dearest - 7 PM

Tickets can be bought on line at the Outflix Film Festival website -
Tickets can also be bought at Studio on the Square before each film.


Oxford Film Fest accepting submissions

The Oxford Film Festival is accepting submissions for the 2012 festival to be held Feb. 9-12. Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 1.
Entries will be accepted in the animated short, documentary short, experimental short, narrative short, documentary feature and narrative feature categories with special prizes for Mississippi films. Mississippi filmmakers are also encouraged to submit music video entries via the festival website.

For more information, about deadlines and discounts, go to Withoutabox here.

The Oxford Film Festival is a non-profit film festival that is held annually in February at the Oxford Malco Studio Cinema. For more information, call (877) 560-FILM or email Melanie Addington at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Film community mourns passing of producer Mark Norris; worked with Commission

Mark Norris, one of the founders of the local independent production company Old School Pictures, died of natural causes Sunday night at the age of 29. Many of Old School's projects were assisted by the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission. The most recent project was the well-received "Daylight Fades" vampire movie that premiered last year.

John Beifuss has written about Mark in The Commercial Appeal here.

The loss of this respected member of the local filmmaking community is keenly felt, and we send our condolences to Mark's family and all those associated with Old School.


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