Nashville Film Festival
May 10-19, 2018
Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 & RPX
The Nashville Film Festival is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country, celebrating its 49th year in 2018. Festival-goers enjoy a plethora of works from documentaries and narrative features to animated and experimental shorts. Panels and workshops are also offered for those looking to enrich their knowledge beyond the screen.
Last year, guests saw more than 300 films, 18 World Premieres, and more TN-made films than ever before.
See the new Nashville Documentary!
The brand new “It All Begins With A Song: The Story of the Nashville Songwriter” will be featured at the Nashville Film Festival. It will play on May 13 at 6pm and May 17 at 6pm. Get your tickets!
At the Theater
At Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 & RPX during the Nashville Film Festival you have the chance see the best in World Cinema, American Indies, documentaries, and numerous short form programs by veteran masters, up-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers. Films screened in the past include 13 Assassins, (500) Days of Summer, Cyrus, Terri, Buck, Nowhere Boy, Project Nim, and Academy Award nominees I Am Love, Ajami, and Dogtooth. It is more than a festival, but an experience for all who appreciate the art of film.
Purchase a pass and see the films that are up for those special awards including Narrative Feature, New Director Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Experimental Short, and Young Filmmakers Short. In addition NaFF is hosting the Music Films/ Music City competition.
Since we are in Music City, it's only fitting the Nashville Film Festival has a Music Films/Music City Competition. These films celebrate music, musicians, and the impact music has on our lives.
List of films: Bathtubs Over Broadway, Fatherhood, If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd, Industrial Accident – The Story of Wax Trax! Records, Loud Krazy Love, The Potential of Noise – Conny Plank, SATAN & ADAM, and Stay Human.
More information on the films.
Creator's Conference - May 16-18
This year, during the Nashville Film Festival, will be the Creator's Conference happening May 16-18. This conference, presented by NashFilm, includes robust tracks for filmmakers, screenwriters, musicians, and all kinds of creators. Come hear about the latest industry trends, paths that have led to success, ways to hone your craft, and meet others in the community! People like Penelope Bartlett of Criterion Collection, Daisy Blackwell Hutton of Fiction Publisher, and Alex Bowen of The Kennedy/Marshall Company will all be there to share tips and tricks of the trade. Check out more.
The Nashville Film Festival is one of only 17 festivals worldwide where the winners of the Short Documentary, Short Narrative, and Short Animation competitions automatically qualify for Academy Award consideration.
The Nashville Film Festival, named one of the top five in the U.S. by Brooks Institute, has become one of the premier showcases for the best new work of American and international filmmakers.
In addition to the many films about music and the Music Films in Music City awards, NaFF presents showcases, workshops, and other events where Nashville songwriters and artists come together with film professionals from Hollywood and around the world to promote collaboration.
For more information about the festival head to nashvillefilmfestival.org.