For 10 years, NaFF has conducted a program with teens who face special challenges associated with poverty. A team of film professionals, guided by producer Carolyn McDonald, help the teens create their own film and star in a documentary about the process. The teens write, block, act, and edit their work. Finally, they walk the red carpet, give media interviews, screen their film and answer questions following their screening. It is one of NaFF’s most successful programs.
Certain documentaries have bracing truths to tell. Lipscomb and other universities provide regular screenings of NaFF films for their students. Pictured: Lipscomb’s “Homegoings.”
Nashville Public Television, at 161 Rains Avenue, is home to Community Cinema featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Open to all, it’s a chance to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues. Community Cinema is sponsored by NaFF, WNPT and the Nashville Public Library.