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Tupelo Film Commission

Written by: FFT Webmaster | December 12th, 2007


The 5th Annual Tupelo Film Festival will be held May 15-17, 2008 at the historic Lyric Theatre downtown Tupelo, Mississippi. The festival is known for its friendly hospitality and offers a great weekend filled with quality films, workshops and special events.

We understand the hard work and expense that goes into producing a film. It is very important to our festival that filmmakers selected to screen in Tupelo will receive the recognition they deserve and have a great experience! Awards are sponsored by community businesses. The “Music Video Award” will be sponsored by the Elvis Presley Birthplace Foundation. To enter go to

The Tupelo Film Commission is here to help your production run smoothly. As a film-friendly city we will work to help you secure your locations and provide the service needed making the cost and time elements a main priority. We are also proud to announce that we can provide an innovative alternative to soundstages for producers looking to shoot interiors or do extensive set building. We have the space along with amenities to compliment your needs. Contact Pat Rasberry at or call 1-800-533-0611 – (See photos below)

Filmmakers gather for a meal during the festival

Gena Ellis receives the “Ron Tibbett Award” at 4th Annual Tupelo Film Festival Awards party – presented by Director Pat Rasberry (left) and Committee member Tina Lutz(right)

Awards waiting to be presented to festival winners at the banquet which was held at the Tupelo Automobile Museum

Break time between films at Lyric Theatre during the 4th Annual Tupelo Film Festival

Filmmaker’s gather for breakfast at “The Bistro on Main” before morning workshops begin

Instructor Don Tingle conducting children’s moviemaking workshop

Innovative alternative to soundstage

Building interior

Loading dock area

Thursday, May 15th kicks off with films at the Lyric followed that evening with live music, great food and a free-outside screening taking place on the courthouse lawn. For more information click on


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