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50th Annual

Nashville Film Festival

October 3-12, 2019

Now accepting submissions for films and screenplays.

The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is a globally-recognized non-profit organization and cultural event presenting the best in world cinema, American independent films and documentaries by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers.

With Academy Award® qualifying status, the Nashville Film Festival celebrates innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film. Originally founded in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the first film festivals in the United States and will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in October, 2019.

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The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is a globally-recognized non-profit organization and cultural event presenting the best in the world cinema, American independent films and documentaries by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers.

With Academy Award® qualifying status, the Nashville Film Festival celebrates innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film. Originally founded in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the first film festivals in the United States and will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in October, 2019.

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Help Support NashFilm

Make Your Tax-Deductible Gift NashFilm is dedicated to advancing creative innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through independent film. This important work could not continue without your ongoing support.  CONTRIBUTE to the Mission FUND the Arts GIVE Thank you in advance for your selfless giving. FILM.  MUSIC.  CULTURE. The Nashville Film Festival…

New Membership Program

NashFilm is proud to announce a new membership program in anticipation of the 50th festival in October, 2019. As a member of Nashville Film Festival, you are helping discover, advance and honor Tennessee filmmakers and music-makers for films while strengthening the Nashville Community. Some highlights of the new program: One membership level for simplicity, with two options: Individual…

NEWS & FEATURES

Help Support NashFilm

Make Your Tax-Deductible Gift NashFilm is dedicated to advancing creative innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through independent film. This important work could not continue without your ongoing support.  CONTRIBUTE to the Mission FUND the Arts GIVE Thank you in advance for your selfless giving. FILM.  MUSIC.  CULTURE. The Nashville Film Festival…

New Membership Program

NashFilm is proud to announce a new membership program in anticipation of the 50th festival in October, 2019. As a member of Nashville Film Festival, you are helping discover, advance and honor Tennessee filmmakers and music-makers for films while strengthening the Nashville Community. Some highlights of the new program: One membership level for simplicity, with two options: Individual…

SPOTLIGHT FILM

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK   —   (Annapurna Pictures)     NOW PLAYING

Academy Award-winning writer/director Barry Jenkins’ first film since the Best Picture Oscar-winning “Moonlight” is If Beale Street Could Talk, his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel – the first English-language feature film based on the work of the author, to whom the movie is dedicated.

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author’s prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure.

Starring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Beach, Ed Skrein, Diego Luna, Dave Franco, Pedro Pascal

Directed by: Barry Jenkins

Produced by: Megan Ellison, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy, Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner

Official Film Site: Beale Street

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