AUGUST 27, 2022


August 27, 2022

10:00am – 5:00pm

Cookeville Performing Arts Center (CPAC)


Early Bird

$ 10
Prices go up to $20 on August 21!
  • All-Day Pass
  • Attend all screenings & talkbacks with special guests
  • Good for 1 Admission
50% Off!

Festival Kick-Off Party

$ 20 Get the party started August 26th
  • Includes 1 All-Day Pass
  • Attend all screenings & talkbacks with special guests
  • Also attend the kick-off party the night before!
Limited Time!

The third annual WCTE-PBS Downtown Film Festival, in partnership with the Cookeville Performing Arts Center and RiverRun International Film Festival, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 AM – 5 PM at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. This year’s festival will feature a unique collection of films from independent filmmakers across the southeast United States.


The 2022 festival will premier two films shown earlier this year at the 2022 RiverRun International Film Festival. Leftover Feelings: A Studio B Revival is a film that spotlights the legacy of Music City’s most significant studio through the lens of two godfathers of Americana music with directors Ted Roach and Logan Sebert. Sisters: The First Ladies of Bluegrass, is a music documentary short that follows the all-female, bluegrass supergroup The First Ladies of Bluegrass as they participate in the 46th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival.


Other films showcased this year will include Unrivaled, a compelling, historically accurate, insightful, riveting documentary film on the team, the season, and the rare convergence of talent, personalities, and drive that made Sewanee’s 1899 football season truly legendary, and Bury Me at Taylor Hollow, a look at John Christian Phifer’s 15-years working in the conventional funeral industry before leaving it all behind to create the first conservation burial ground in Tennessee. Bury Me at Taylor Hollow offers an unforgettable and hopeful glimpse into an alternative approach to death and dying in America.
Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from the directors, producers, and special guests from each of the films during the talk-back sessions and Q&A session.


Tickets are now available on-line by visiting for $20 or on site the day of the festival for $25. Tickets are also available for the Festival Kick-Off Party for $40 by advance purchase only. For more information and tickets, visit

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