DeSoto Film Festival

Having experienced film festivals across the country with our own films, we’ve seen so many films that we truly never cared to see. You never know what you and your family are going to be subjected to. This film festival is challenging filmmakers to set aside political agendas (or learn to creatively bury them in your film) and avoid shock value for the sake of shock value. We are challenging filmmakers to bring creativity and beauty to their art of filmmaking and story-telling.

Brought to you by Desoto Arts Institute and located in Southaven, Mississippi, Desoto Film Festival is designed to bring thoughtful entertainment to families in the Mid-South as well as give exposure to filmmakers desiring to reach the widest audience of viewers – the entire family. The festival will take place October 3-5, 2019

We are also seeking sponsors for the festival event. If you or anyone you know may be interested in sponsorship, please take a look at our Sponsorship Packet that will give a little insight into what we are all about.

If you would like to submit your film to the Desoto Film Festival, visit our Film Freeway page. To learn more, visit our festival site at