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Nashville Film Festival

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Location  Nashville, TN, U.S.
Language  English
Founded  1969
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Instances  2016 Nashville Film Festival
Similar  Belcourt Theatre, Tennessee State Museum, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Cheekwood Botanical Garden a, Centennial Park

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The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), held annually in Nashville, Tennessee, is the oldest running film festival in the South and one of the oldest in the United States. In 2016, Nashville Film Festival received more than 6,700 submissions from 125 countries and programmed 271 films. Attendance has grown to nearly 43,000. The festival also offers a screenplay competition with features, teleplays and shorts categories and a web series competition. In addition to tendays of film screenings, the festival provides industry panels, music showcases, parties and receptions. The Nashville Film Festival is also an Academy Award qualifying festival.


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Program and focus

Films shown at the Nashville Film Festival include narrative features, short films, and documentaries. They cross all genres including drama, comedy, family, experimental, and animation. The festival partners with numerous local cultural and ethnic groups.

Because Nashville is known as "Music City," a major focus of the festival is the "Music Films in Music City" section. In addition to films about music, attention to music in films, and the Music Films in Music City awards, NaFF presents showcases, workshops, and other events bringing songwriters, artists, and music industry insiders together with film professionals to promote collaboration.

Nashville Film Festival, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, also provides year-round outreach efforts with programs for senior citizens, challenged teens, and high school and college-age filmmakers. These programs include lectures and screenings at elementary, middle and high schools, colleges, museums, libraries and community centers. NaFF also oversees the Young Filmmakers Program designed to teach teens filmmaking skills.


Founder Mary Jane Coleman began the Sinking Creek Film Celebration in East Tennessee in 1969. The festival was later moved to Nashville. In 1998, the name was changed to the Nashville Independent Film Festival and shortened to Nashville Film Festival in 2003. NaFF's attendance numbers doubled between 2003 and 2007. It is currently held at the Regal Green Hills Stadium 16 in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee.


Nashville Film Festival was voted as one of "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" by MovieMaker Magazine again in 2015 and highlighted for "One of the Best Film Festival Prizes" by Film Festival Today.

2010 Nashville Film Festival Awards

In 2010 edition, the following prizes have been assigned.


Nashville Film Festival Wikipedia