​​Dawn Wells

I know that you all know Dawn from "Gilligan's Island" and her role as Mary Ann but she also has appeared on many TV shows including "Maverick", "Cheyenne", "Laramie", and "Bonanza".   


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June 7-9, 2018
The 2018 festival will be held at 
Sam's Town Resort
Tunica, Mississippi
(Only 30 miles south of Memphis, TN)

Chris Mitchum

Chris Mitchum, son of Robert Mitchum has been added to our list of attendees.  Chris Mitchum has a long list of credits - he has done "Big Jake" "Chisum" and "Rio Lobo" just to name a few!


Patrick Wayne

Patrick's father is well-known actor John Wayne.  He appeared in several movies with his father including  "McLintock".    Patrick has appeared in many movies and television shows.  

Randolph Mantooth

Randolph is well-known for playing a lead role as paramedic John Gage in the 1970s medical drama, "Emergency!," (along with Robert Fuller) He also appeared on such dramatic series as "Adam-12",  "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "McCloud" and "Alias Smith and Jones".

Diamond Farnsworth

Diamond will be returning with more stories of his career as a stuntman and stunt coordinator. His credits include "NCIS" and "Rambo", just to name a few. 

Darby Hinton

Darby Hinton is returning as a guest to the festival.  Darby played the son, Israel Boone of Fess Parker on the "Daniel Boone" TV series.   He has been working on a book about his life called "Growing Up Israel".   


We have been notified that ALEX CORD will not be able to attend the Festival this year.  He is having shoulder reconstruction surgery in a couple of weeks and will not be able to travel.  We send him our best wishes for a speedy recovery and know that his fans will miss seeing him.

Rob Haynes

Rob Haynes, who was our entertainer at the Banquet this year will be returning. He was totally awesome last year and had the place rocking! Get ready for a good time!

Transportation Information:  For attendees who are flying into Memphis, there are several methods of transportation to the hotel.
All the car rental companies are at Memphis Airport if you wish to rent a car.
Uber or Lyft - they are both active in the Memphis Area.
Yellow Cab company 901-949-5881. They suggest you call to make sure there will be a cab at the airport.
Other methods are:
ASAP Travel                    901-531-4322
Blues City Tours             901-531-4322
Unique Travel                 901-848-0486
Prices are set with the carriers so please contact them and make reservations.
The hotel is about 45 minutes from the Memphis Airport.

Sam’s Town Hotel is now set up to take reservations for the 2018 Memphis Film Festival.
The number to call for reservations is: 800-946-0711.
Please use Group Code
MEMF18A to get the festival rates.
Rates:     Monday – Thursday  $49,   Friday & Saturday  $109.

Dean Smith

Dean is an Olympic Champion - he won a gold medal in the 1952 Olympics; he is an actor, a stuntman, a stunt coordinator, champion rodeo rider and roper.  He is also an author "Cowboy Stuntman: From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen." 

Buck Taylor

Mr. Taylor is returning for the 2018 Memphis Film Festival.  He is another Fan Favorite, a wonderful artist and great stories during the panel discussions.  

Robert Carradine

Robert's father is well-known actor John Carradine.  Robert appeared in "The Cowboys" with John Wayne and he also appeared in "The Long Riders".  

Robert Fuller

The first guest has signed for the 2018 Memphis Film Festival and it is Bob Fuller.   He is a Fan Favorite with great stories during the panel discussions.

Conrad Palmisano

Conrad Palmisano is a Stuntman, Stunt Coordinator and Second Unit Director. Four-term President of Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures.